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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

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93 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The story of married couple Irene Castle and Vernon Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I.
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Director
Writers
Richard Sherman (screen play) | Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation) | Dorothy Yost (adaptation) | Irene Castle (based on stories: "My Husband" and "My Memories of Vernon Castle" by)
Cinematographer
Robert De Grasse (photographed by) (as Robert de Grasse)
Editor
William Hamilton (edited by)
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Budget
$1,196,000
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Release date
Mar 29, 1939 (United States)

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Fred Astaire
Vernon Castle Vernon Castle   See fewer
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Ginger Rogers
Irene Castle Irene Castle   See fewer
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Edna May Oliver
Maggie Sutton Maggie Sutton   See fewer
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Lew Fields
Lew Fields Lew Fields   See fewer
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Etienne Girardot
Papa Aubel Papa Aubel   See fewer
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Janet Beecher
Mrs. Foote Mrs. Foote   See fewer
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Rolfe Sedan
Emile Aubel Emile Aubel   See fewer
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Robert Strange
Dr. Foote Dr. Foote   See fewer
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Douglas Walton
Student Pilot Student Pilot   See fewer
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Clarence Derwent
Papa Louis Papa Louis   See fewer
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Sonny Lamont
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Frances Mercer
Claire Ford Claire Ford   See fewer
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Victor Varconi
Grand Duke Grand Duke   See fewer
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Donald MacBride
Hotel Manager Hotel Manager   See fewer
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Buzz Barton
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Max Barwyn
Waiter - Cafe de Paris (uncredited) Waiter - Cafe de Paris (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Stockbroker (uncredited) Stockbroker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Bordeaux
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Eugene Borden
Frenchman (uncredited) Frenchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Brodel
Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited) Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Stage Manager at Benefit (uncredited) Stage Manager at Benefit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neal Burns
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Marge Champion
Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited) Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Chatterton
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Willis Clare
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Boy in Montage (uncredited) Boy in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Man in Montage (uncredited) Man in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Armand Cortes
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Adrienne D'Ambricourt
French Landlady (uncredited) French Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy D'Arcy
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Hal K. Dawson
Man in Balcony in Fields Audience (uncredited) Man in Balcony in Fields Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Dennis
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elspeth Dudgeon
Lady Bolton (uncredited) Lady Bolton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
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Billy Franey
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Jack Gargan
Soldier in Nightclub (uncredited) Soldier in Nightclub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy George
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Jack George
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Wesley Giraud
Newsboy at Train Station (uncredited) Newsboy at Train Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eleanor Hansen
Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited) Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neal Hart
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Ethel Haworth
Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited) Irene's Girlfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Hicks
Colonel (uncredited) Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leyland Hodgson
British Sergeant (uncredited) British Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Irving
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Ida May Johnson
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Tiny Jones
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Jacques Lory
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Dorothy Lovett
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Max Lucke
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Hugh McArthur
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David Mcdonald
Army Pilot (uncredited) Army Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Mercier
French Singer (uncredited) French Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Meredith
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Frank Mills
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Bruce Mitchell
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Edmund Mortimer
Nightclub Customer (uncredited) Nightclub Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Mudie
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Esther Muir
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Emmett O'Brien
Drag Dancer at Benefit (uncredited) Drag Dancer at Benefit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
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Milton Owen
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Bill Patton
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Steve Pendleton
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Jack Perrin
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Joe Polosci
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Russ Powell
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Fred Reinhold
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Jack Richardson
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Jean Sablon
Piano Specialty (French Version of 'The Darktown Strutters ' Ball' (uncredited) Piano Specialty (French Version of 'The Darktown Strutters ' Ball' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Stevens
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Kay Sutton
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Fred Sweeney
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D.H. Turner
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Ellinor Vanderveer
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Theodore von Eltz
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Poppy Wilde
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Allen Wood
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6.9 / 10 | 2,109 votes