Shall We Dance - roller skate sequence
American Film Festival
Shall We Dance
(1937) Hosted by John Attig
Thu Aug 8, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Synopsis
  • Soundtrack

Perhaps the Gershwin's greatest film effort, featuring the unparalleled team of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in if not their most perfect dance sequences, some of their most memorable! Ballet star Pete "Petrov" Peters (Astaire, naturally!) arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer he's fallen for but barely knows, musical star Linda Keene (Rogers). By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie and their obvious growing affection for each other has churned through the New York rumor mill and turned into a hot gossip item: that the two celebrities are secretly married! Keene's beau back home is none too happy, and the star-crossed stars make a valiant effort to distance themselves from each other only to be thrown together by Petrov's scheming publicity agents. Memorable numbers include "Slap That Bass", "Walking the Dog", "They All Laughed", "You Say Potato", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me".

Soundtrack
 They All Laughed
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Shall We Dance
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Slap That Bass
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Walking The Dog
(1937) Shall We Dance - George Gershwin (m)
 Rhapsody In Blue
(1924)
 The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) - James W. Blake (w) Charles Lawlor (m)
 Beginner's Luck
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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