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Fred Astaire Movies List

1981 Ghost Story

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit


Un Taxi Mauve


The Amazing Dobermans

1974 The Towering Inferno
1970 Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Midas Run

1968 Finian's Rainbow
1964 Paris When It Sizzles

The Notorious Landlady


The Pleasure of His Company

1959 On the Beach
1957 Funny Face
Silk Stockings
1955 Daddy Long Legs
1953 The Band Wagon
1952 The Belle of New York
1951 Royal Wedding

Let's Dance

Three Little Words
1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
1948 Easter Parade
(Visit our Tribute to Easter Parade)
1946 Ziegfeld Follies
Blue Skies

Yolanda and the Thief


The Sky's the Limit

1942 Holiday Inn
You Were Never Lovelier
1941 You'll Never Get Rich
1940 Second Chorus
Broadway Melody of 1940
1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
1938 Carefree
1937 Shall We Dance?
1936 Swing Time
Follow the Fleet
1935 Top Hat
1934 The Gay Divorcee
1933 Flying Down to Rio
Dancing Lady

Fanchon the Cricket

Fred Astaire Movie Favorites

If you watch Flying Down to Rio you will see Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers first dance together, The Carioca. It was 1933, the country was in the Depression and movies were made for escapism.

The man made 31 fabulous musicals so this is a very difficult job. We're picking Top Hat because you have to watch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers " Dancing Cheek to Cheek" But you would also enjoy Swing Time or Shall We Dance?.

To see Fred Astaire with a different dance partner, Eleanor Powell and to see the flawless dance number to the beautiful Cole Porter song Begin the Beguine watch Broadway Melody of 1940.

Holiday Inn starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby is about all the holidays but we know the one you will remember is White Christmas.

Easter Parade is the movie that brought Fred Astaire out of retirement. His character's dance partner wants to become a solo act so he finds a new partner and it's Judy Garland.

One of the last of the great MGM musicals The Band Wagon takes us behind the scenes of a Broadway play and the Dancing in the Dark sequence is one of the most romantic numbers ever.

We're up to the 1950's and this is not getting any easier. Funny Face, ( Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn!) Silk Stockings ( a musical remaking of Ninotchka! ) How can we pick just one.

When Fred Astaire appeared in his first dramatic role, the subject matter was intense. There's been a nuclear holocaust and the world is ending. There's no dancing in On the Beach.

Fred Astaire was nominated for an Academy Awards for his supporting role in the disaster movie The Towering Inferno.

Here's a suggestion: Since the greatest dancer performed so many great movie dance numbers that we didn't pick, watch That's Entertainment! Fred Astaire is one of the narrators and featured performers.

Fred Astaire Academy Awards®

Best Supporting Actor Nomination for The Towering Inferno --- 1975
Honorary Academy Award --- 1950

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Finian's Rainbow

Dick Avery ( Funny Face ):

"He's about as interested in your intellect as I am."

What was the last movie that Fred Astaire acted in?