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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.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Allan Scott (screen play), Ernest Pagano (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Tony Flagg
Ginger Rogers ... Amanda Cooper
Ralph Bellamy ... Stephen Arden
Luella Gear ... Aunt Cora
Jack Carson ... Connors
Clarence Kolb ... Judge Travers
Franklin Pangborn ... Roland Hunter
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Powers
Kay Sutton ... Miss Adams
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ... (as Robert B. Mitchell and his St. Brendan's Boys)
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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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Taglines:

So you think Fred and Ginger are good, eh? ... WELL, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET! ... You haven't seen dancing until you see the greatest dancers in the world in the greatest picture they've ever made! ... Never before such romantic flair, such abandoned fun, such excitement and interest and delightful plot in an Astaire-Rogers offering! ... Never before such richness of production! ... And the four Berlin songs are said to be the best he ever wrote! ... See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amanda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,253,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Amanda Cooper: [under hypnosis] Dr. Flagg is a horrible monster! Men like him should be shot down like dogs! Shot down like dogs! Shot down like dogs!
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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

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Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Played on harmonica by Fred Astaire
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Underrated Classic
8 June 2001 | by heatmiseSee all my reviews

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in this delightful romantic musical comedy with a twist on the usual Fred and Ginger plot. Though odd and short in the musical number department, this teasing romantic romp features some of their best dancing and good humor to boot. Ginger Rogers is nothing short of stunning in this picture and Mr. Astaire's feet never touch the ground. Definitely their most underrated film.


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