Shall We Dance
d. Mark Sandrich / USA / 1937 / 116 mins
Viewed on: BBC Four (UK)
More than any other type of film, there is something about the pairing of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire that allows me to leave my brain at the door. Not in a bad way, you see, but simply because these films are possibly the ones that make me think the least, and I think that is excellent. I think.
It is a pretty silly film, when you think about it, but I didn’t. So, in honour of my unthinking attentiveness to Fred and Ginger, here one of the film’s mighty fine dance routines. Get yr skates on.