The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star as the real-life superstar dancers who first made ballroom dancing an international sensation--and who served as inspiration to Astaire and Rogers--in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle. In the years before World War I, vaudevillian Vernon Castle (Astaire) discovers that he shares a passion for dancing with Irene Foote (Rogers). Their relationship grows into love and marriage as their dancing develops into a whole new style of ballroom. When they're dancing is discovered in Paris, they suddenly become an international sensation, setting a new standard for chic style. But their celebrity comes to an untimely end when Vernon dies training pilots for England in World War I.
Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver
Director H. C. Potter