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Carefree (1938)

A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend's girlfriend in order to convince her to accept his proposals of marriage, but she ends up falling for the psychiatrist instead.

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Storyline

Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated. Written by <lora5588@hotmail.com>

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2 September 1938 (USA)  »

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$1,253,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film to lose money on its initial release. It lost $68,000 (over $1.1M in 2016) for RKO according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

In the golf sequence one of the 5 golf balls thrown on the solid base has rolled off onto the grass. After Fred has hit the first four balls, the camera cuts to a new angle and the last ball has moved from the grass to the solid base. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Aunt Cora: Oh, John... sit down!
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Crazy Credits

During opening credits, a pair of hands writes the names, pauses, wipes them out, and writes the next set of names several times. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Yam
(1938) (uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Ginger Rogers
Danced by Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire and Chorus
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It's The Yam for me.
3 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Hilarious and very stylish, this spellbinding art moderne musical is a real experiment in RKO craftsmanship. Did you know the dream sequences to the song "I used to be color blind" were originally filmed in color but the release abandoned because RKO couldn't get the tech specs right and the cost was going to be too high for the budget already set. It was a great idea and today might have made CAREFREE a more enduring success as there is no color footage of them as a dancing pair until 1949 at MGM.. Apart from the snazzy look of the art direction, Ginger's fantastic 'hearts and arrows' outfit and big black bewitching hat and the RKO world of the stone and timber country club, the music here is just terrific. The swing antics of the golf club bagpipe sequence had one audience I saw it with in rapturous applause. But I defy anyone to stay seated during THE YAM as they wing and swing their way all over the BIG SET Country club. CAREFREE is just great.


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