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Swing time / Radio Pictures present ; directed by George Stevens ; screen play by Howard Lindsay and Allan Scott, from a story by Erwin Gelsey ; a Pandro S. Berman production.

Edition:
DVD special edition.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
Series:
Criterion collection; 979.
Criterion collection ; 979
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Subjects:
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Gamblers -- Drama.
Gamblers.
Man-woman relationships.
Form/Genre:
DVD-Video discs.
Drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Romance films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Musical films.
Romance films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full frame (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural.
digital
optical
mono
Dolby digital
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Summary:
"In this irresistible musical, the legendary dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are at the pinnacle of their art as a feckless gambler and the shrewd dancing instructor in whom he more than meets his match. Director George Stevens laces their romance with humor and clears the floor for the movie's showstopping dance scenes, in which Astaire and Rogers take seemingly effortless flight in a virtuosic fusion of ballroom and tap styles. Buoyed by beloved songs by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern--including the Oscar-winning classic 'The Way You Look Tonight'--Swing Time is an exuberant celebration of its stars' chemistry, grace, and sheer joy in the act of performance"--Container.
Participant:
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa.
Credits:
Director of photography, David Abel ; editor, Henry Berman ; music, Jerome Kern ; lyrics, Dorothy Fields ; art director, Van Nest Polglase ; gowns by Bernard Newman.
Notes:
Title from credit frames.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Features: New 2K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: the Musical Films; Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan; New interview with George Stevens Jr.; In Full Swing, a new program on the film's choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer; New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the "Bojangles of Harlem" number; An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith.
Contributor:
Stevens, George, 1904-1975, film director.
Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996, film producer.
Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968, screenwriter.
Scott, Allan, 1906-1995, screenwriter.
Gelsey, Erwin, 1900-1988, screenwriter.
Abel, David, 1883-1973, director of photography.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945, composer (expression)
Berman, Henry, 1914-1979, editor of moving image work.
Polglase, Van Nest, 1898-1968, art director.
Newman, Bernard, 1903-1966, costume designer.
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974, lyricist.
Astaire, Fred, actor.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, actor.
Moore, Victor, 1876-1962, actor.
Broderick, Helen, 1891-1959, actor.
Blore, Eric, 1887-1959, actor.
Furness, Betty, 1916-1994, actor.
Metaxa, Georges, 1899-1950, actor.
RKO Radio Pictures, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Contains:
Container of: Swing time (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9781681435954
1681435950
OCLC:
1099471874
Publisher Number:
715515231114
CC3035DDVD The Criterion Collection
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