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Roberta(1935)

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Trivia

  • Ginger Rogers accent is a homage to the Polish-born actress Lyda Roberti who played the role on Broadway.
  • During "I Won't Dance," Ginger Rogers sings to Fred Astaire: "But when you dance you're charming and you're gentle/ Especially when you do the Continental," referring to the dance in their previous film, Gay Divorcee, The (1934). The two then strike a pose from that number while the band plays a riff.
  • Bugle call: see also Gay Divorcee, The (1934), Follow the Fleet (1936).
  • The original Broadway production featured such actors as Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Sydney Greenstreet and 'George Murphy' . In the film, Fred Astaire's role is a combination of Bob Hope and George Murphy's role, and Sydney Greenstreet's role is played by Ferdinand Munier.

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