Glasgow Film Festival 2011

A series of films devoted to one of the most celebrated women ever to put on her dancing shoes, this strand will be an eye-opener for those unfamiliar with her work. It includes some of the best romantic comedies of the early 20th century.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best Of British, Beyond Bollywood, Ceol's Craic, European Cinema, Fashion In Film, FrightFest, Galas, Great Scots, It's a Wonderful World, Meryl Streep Retrospective, Music and Film, Out of the Past, Short Film Festival, Stranger Than Fiction, Superheroes in Glasgow, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival

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Kitty Foyle and Top Hat
42nd Street (Country: US; Year: 1933; Director: Lloyd Bacon; Writer: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes, Whitney Bolton; Stars: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers)
A chorus girl understudy steals the show on Broadway after the leading lady is unexpectedly incapacitated.
Kitty Foyle (Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman) (Country: US; Year: 1940; Director: Sam Wood; Writer: Dalton Trumbo, based on the book by Christopher Morley.; Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig)
A working class girl who has successfully elevated her social position finds herself torn between two lovers and seemingly destined for heartbreak.
Swing Time (Country: US; Year: 1936; Director: George Stevens; Writer: Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott; Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa)
A gambler trying to win the money to marry his fiancee inadvertently falls for a dancer.
Top Hat (Country: US; Year: 1935; Director: Mark Sandrich; Writer: Allan Scott and Dwight Taylor, based on the musical by Irving Berlin.; Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton)
Mistaking a modest young dancer for his wealthy producer, a young woman allows herself to be swept off her feet in a whirlwind romance.
Vivacious Lady (Country: US; Year: 1938; Director: George Stevens; Writer: I.A.R. Wylie, P.J. Wolfson; Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi)
A shy academic falls head over heels in love with a nightclub hostess and marries her on an impulse, but their wedded bliss is strained by the impending need to tell his domineering parents.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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