Astaire & Rogers Collection, Volume 2 (Flying Down To Rio / The Gay Divorcee / Roberta / Carefree / The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle) (5-DVD)

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  • Vintage Cartoon & Comedy/Novelty Shorts, each from the year of the movie
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Warner Home Video

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Flying Down To Rio (1933, 89 mins.): Their first film together! Chorines soar on airplane wings, Vincent Youmans' bright score lifts spirits even higher and Fred and Ginger steal the show with "The Carioca."

The Gay Divorcee (1934, 105 mins.): "The Continental" revels in precision-dance joy, Cole Porter's "Night And Day" sways with timeless grace and Fred and Ginger's first top billing sets the tone for more film hits to come. Academy Award (1934): Best Original Song - "The Continental."

Roberta (1935, 106 mins.): Fred and Ginger sing "I Won't Dance," but their feet prove otherwise in a tale of Parisian high fashion and hijinks. The largely Jerome Kern score also includes "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."

Carefree (1938, 83 mins.): She's afraid of marriage - can he help? With the forever magic of Irving Berlin's romantic "Change Partners," the dance craze of "The Yam" and more, the answer is delightfully "Yes!"

The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle (1939, 93 mins.): The Fox Trot. Castle Walk. Texas Tommy. Maxie. They're steps to stardom as Fred and Ginger portray the early-1900s icons who were King and Queen of the Ballroom.

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Flying Down to Rio:Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real even though she is already engaged. His Yankee Clippers band is hired to open the new Hotel Atlantico in Rio and Roger offers to fly Belinha part way home. After a mechanical breakdown and forced landing Roger is confident and makes his move but Belinha plays hard to get. She can't seem to decide between Roger and her fiance Julio. When performing the airborne production number to mark the Hotel's opening Julio gets some intriguing ideas...The Gay Divorcee:Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent. The plot is really an excuse for song and dance. The movie won three Academy nominations and the first Oscar for Best Song: "The Continental" a twenty-two minute production number.DVD Features:Available Subtitles: English Spanish FrenchAvailable Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)Includes:Flying Down to Rio (1933)The Gay Divorcee (1934)Roberta (1935)Carefree (1938)The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/CLASSIC Rating: UNRATED UPC: 012569764385 Manufacturer No: 76438

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  • UPC: 012569764385
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