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    Shall We Dance (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Slap That Bass!

    As hoofer (posing as a ballet artist) Pete, Fred Astaire performs a George & Ira Gershwin original with the crew, in a remarkable cruise ship engine room set, Van Nest Polglase the credited designer, in RKO's Shall We Dance, 1937, also starring Ginger Rogers.

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Shall We Dance (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Slap That...
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After she's sung the George & Ira Gershwin tune, Linda (Ginger Rogers) goes along when the dinner crowd at a glitzy New York address demands she dance with Pete "Petrov, (Fred Astaire), amid false rumors they're secretly married, in Shall We Dance, 1937.>
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Incognito in Central Park, dodging rumors of their non-existent secret marriage, celebrity dancers Pete (Fred Astaire) and Linda (Ginger Rogers) introduce the George and Ira Gershwin song, with their famous roller-skate dance in Shall We Dance, 1937.>
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