The GAY DIVORCE
Saturday, January 27th
Can you dance the Carioca? How about the Continental?
Neither do we but boy, Fred & Ginger can!
Guy Holden (Fred Astaire) and his good friend and attorney Egbert Fitzgerald (Edward Everett Horton) are sitting in a Parisien nightclub enjoying the show, although Egbert has trouble making the little doll he has been given by one of the waitresses dance. They both will have bigger problems when they discover they have forgotten to carry their wallets, and the head waiter comes over to hear their excuses. Eventually, they strike a deal and professional dancer Guy will perform a few steps in return for their bill, relcutant as he is, so what a pity that Egbert had his cash with him all along!
So begins one of the finest musicals of the thirties and one which many feel has dated badly, in the shadow of other Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals Top Hat and Swing Time. It was the duo's first starring role after stealing the show in Flying Down to Rio and if in some ways it was calculatedly trivial, it elevated itself not only in the dance numbers but in the daft humor that only the stoniest of hearts could fail to elicit chuckles from. Based on a Cole Porter musical that Astaire had starred in, just one of the original songs was held over for this version.
Doors open at 7pm
Organ Overture at 7:30 pm
Movie Starts at 8pm
Parking in our lot on Gilbert St., along Gilbert St. and on Michigan Avenue.