The first movie to team Fred and Ginger – and they’re not even top-billed!
Pride of place is handed to womanising bandleader Gene Raymond and spirited Dolores del Rio, who begin a stormy love-hate relationship en route to Rio.
The spectacular airborne finale involves scantily clad showgirls on the wings of biplanes but outshining all of this are Astaire and Rogers; the second the pair hit the dancefloor to hoof ‘La Carioca’ a cinematic legend is born.
The chemistry is immediate – and top-billing was theirs from that moment on.
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