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Title: Damsel In Distress

Date: 1937
Type: Romance / Musical
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Yes
Director: George Stevens

Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine meet by accident and fall in love. He is an American actor and she is a British heiress, but the path to love is problematical. The plot is based on P G Wodehouse story and some of his wit shows through in the banter between Gracie Allen and George Burns. This was Fred Astaire's first musical without Ginger Rogers and has limited dance numbers. However it is worth watching the film for the routine at the funfair (Fun House) danced by Fred Astaire, Gracie Allen and George Burns. Joan Fontaine has one dance with Fred Astaire in this her first major starring role


Fred AstaireFred Astaire
George BurnsGeorge Burns
Gracie Allen
Joan FontaineJoan Fontaine
Reginald GardinerReginald Gardiner
Ray Noble
Constane CollierConstance Collier
Montagu LoveMontagu Love
Harry Watson


Won - Dance - Fun House

P G Wodehouse

George and Ira Gershwin
Damsel In Distress