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Carefree (1938)




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When a man decides to take his indecisive girlfriend to his psychiatrist friend to get help with their relationship, she falls for the doctor. Although the doctor gives her hypnotic suggestions to convince her that she is really in love with her beau, he eventually falls for her as well.


Fred Astaire
as Tony Flagg
Ginger Rogers
as Amanda Cooper
Ralph Bellamy
as Stephen Arden
Luella Gear
as Aunt Cora
Jack Carson
as Connors
Clarence Kolb
as Judge Travers
Franklin Pangborn
as Roland Hunter
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Powers
Kay Sutton
as Miss Adams
Tom Tully
as Policeman
James Finlayson
as Man at Golf Course
Jack Arnold
as Elevator Operator
Frank Moran
as Cab Driver
James P. Burtis
as Truck Driver
Paul Guilfoyle
as Elevator Starter
Harold Minjir
as Radio Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Carefree

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Not quite as unrelievedly marvellous as the earlier films

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

The dancing is excellent and so, outside office hours, is the picture.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Shtick crept its way into the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers dynamic with this later collaboration.

September 8, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Though not one of the best Astaire-Rogers musicals, this screwball comedy has a nice score and Oscar-nominated song by Irving Berlin.

June 22, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The story is slight and the comedy never quite jells.

March 23, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

You could probably call Carefree more of a screwball comedy than a typical Astaire-Rogers musical.

October 22, 2006 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carefree

an odd entry in astaire/rogers filmography with only four dance numbers. ginger's shooting spree is pretty frightening!

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A very funny dance/musical movie with Fred and Ginger. I really like the story.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Never saw this before. Why? No idea. I'm a Turner fanatic, for one. Is this the first time they've shown this?

Whatever, I'm glad I saw this before I die. There are not a whole lotta movies I'd ever say that about, boy. In fact, there are way more movies where I'd more likely say I'm sorry I actually saw that one before I died. Wasted time, you know?

You know that sport? I think it's called something like "urban jumping" or "urban freestyle" or maybe even "urban freestyle jumping"? The stuntmen in the newest James Bond movie do a great job of it. Climbing all over the landscape, sliding down stairs, jumping through windows. Exciting stuff. If I weren't 107, I'd give that sport a try. Anyway, I just want to say that Rogers and Astaire would have made great urban jumpers. They can dance on, over, around, and through anything. As I've said before, for me there is no greater dancing duo in the history of film, and I don't think they'll ever be topped. So glad I finally did see this.

And I'm still sorry that Jack Carson never had a greater acting career. He should have been given more chances to play leading roles, as opposed to functioning merely as a character actor. Carson is a first-class act.

Lanning : )
Lanning : )

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