The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939

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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Directed by:
H.C. Potter

Directed by H.C. Potter, and written by Richard Sherman (screenplay) and Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation), "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" (also known as "Vita di Vernon e Irene Castle, La") is a Biography/Musical/Romance/War film, released in the USA on March 29 of 1939 . Fred Astaire is starring, alongside Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan, Lew Fields and Etienne Girardot.

Who directed "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle":

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle was directed by H.C. Potter, an American director, and writer.

Before making The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, H.C. Potter had directed The Cowboy and the Lady, released in 1938, The Shopworn Angel (1938), Romance in the Dark (1938), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), The Goldwyn Follies (1938), and Beloved Enemy (1936). Since, he directed Blackmail, released in 1939, Congo Maisie (1940), Second Chorus (1940), Hellzapoppin' (1941), The Farmer's Daughter (1947), and A Likely Story (1947).

When was "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" released:

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, March 29, 1939. Another film released on Wednesday, March 29, 1939 is Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police. This was eighty (80) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, October 06, 1939 in France; Saturday, February 15, 1947 in Italy; Thursday, August 10, 1939 in Australia and on Thursday, February 08, 1940 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle":

At the casting of The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle we find Fred Astaire, previously seen in Carefree (1938) and A Damsel in Distress (1937); Ginger Rogers (Carefree (1938), Having Wonderful Time (1938)); Edna May Oliver (Little Miss Broadway (1938), Paradise for Three (1938)) [ more... ]

  • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Victor Varconi also appeared together in Roberta, released in 1935.
  • Walter Brennan, Douglas Walton and Donald MacBride can be seen in Northwest Passage, released in 1940.
  • Victor Varconi and Walter Brennan also appeared in Dakota, released in 1945.

What is the Storyline of "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle":

The film tells of novice dancer Irene Foote (Ginger Rogers) who convinces vaudeville comic Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up slapstick comedy in favor of sophisticated ballroom dancing.

Their big break comes when they are stranded in Paris, along with their friend Walter Ashe (Walter Brennan), with no money. They catch the eye of influential agent Maggie Sutton (Edna May Oliver), who arranges a tryout for them at the prestigious Café de Paris, where they become an overnight sensation. After [...]

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