The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is a 1939 American biographical musical comedy directed by H.C. Potter. The film stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, and Walter Brennan. The film is based on the stories My Husband and My Memories of Vernon Castle, by Irene Castle. The movie was adapted by Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Yost and Richard Sherman. This was Astaire and Rogers' ninth and last film together with RKO. Their final pairing was The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) at MGM.
The film tells of novice American dancer Irene Foote (Ginger Rogers) who convinces New York-based British vaudeville comic Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up slapstick comedy in favor of sophisticated ballroom dancing.
|author||Dorothy Yost Oscar Hammerstein II Richard M. Sherman|
|contentLocation||New York City Paris|
|director||H. C. Potter|
|events||Vernon and Irene Castle|
|keywords||ballroom dancing big break carry on fly kill movie serial royal flying corps slapstick comedy strand train war effort world war i|
|musicBy||Robert Russell Bennett|
|theme||biographical dance musical musical comedy|