We've featured the memorable partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on several occasions. I couldn't stand to watch their films when I was younger but have grown to appreciate the artistry and beauty of their dance scenes. Their films also featured many classics from the Great American Songbook, most of them introduced to audiences for the first time. Below are my nine favorites, arranged chronologically.
The Continental, composed by Herb Magidson & Con Conrad. From The Gay Divorcee (1934).
Night & Day, composed by Cole Porter. The Gay Divorcee.
Cheek To Cheek, composed by Irving Berlin. From Top Hat (1935).
I Won't Dance, composed by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields. From Roberta (1935).
The Way You Look Tonight, composed by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields. From Swing Time (1936)
Extra added bonus version from Tony Bennett!
Let's Face The Music And Dance, composed by Irving Berlin. From Follow The Fleet (1936). My favorite of their music and dance sequences.
They Can't Take That Away From Me, composed by George & Ira Gershwin. From Shall We Dance (1937).
They All Laughed, composed by the Gershwins. Shall We Dance.
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, composed by the Gershwins. Shall We Dance.