Swing Time

Can't sing, can't act, balding, can dance a little.

An episode of "The 305"

Swing Time

Episode 6 - Swing Time (Spine #6, CC1106L)
Published 08/26/2020
1936, Dir. George Stevens
Featured Guest: Chelle Janczewski

We're back after a summer vacation with the first musical in the series, Swing Time, with legendary duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. But despite all the praise for the movie, Chelle and Jonathon find a number of issues with an admittedly 'light' plot.

Content Warning: This movie does feature an extended musical number called "Bojangles of Harlem" featuring Fred Astaire in blackface as an 'homage' to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Impossible to justify, and hard to separate from the technical virtuosity on display.

P.S. Sorry for Chelle's distorted audio in the intro!

Frank Sinatra's cover of Academy Award-winning song "The Way You Look Tonight"

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