Director: Mark Sandrich
Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolf Scott, Harriet Hilliard
RKO goes back to the usual well of teaming Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in yet another musical, their first of the year 1936, following the huge success of Top Hat, in Follow the Fleet. This time around Astaire’s role is not that of a wealthier playboy living in the lap of luxury as a famous entertainer as he once again falls in love with Ginger Rogers, rather it is of a naval seaman returning to find his old partner and former lover in hopes to rekindle their past magic. Astaire and Rogers have been the bread and butter of RKO for the past couple of years, guaranteeing a regular stream of revenue from their team’s big name, helping to keep the studio afloat as it always seemed to be teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. By once again by putting Fred and Ginger together it would be like printing money when they needed it, the trick being that they needed to keep from making the dancing/singing duo from seeming too repetetive.