A Damsel in Distress

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Released 1937

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Director:
George Stevens
Released:
1937
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A Damsel in Distress is a classic musical comedy from 1937 directed by George Stevens and based on a short story by P.G. Wodehouse. The story concerns Lady Marshmorton (Joan Fontaine) whose mother is determined that her daughter marry a proper Englishman and sequesters her inside Tottney Castle so she can't go out and into trouble. The lady escapes to London to meet up with a boy while her butler, Keggs (Reginald Gardiner) is hot on her trail. In London, Lady Marshmorten meets an American dancer, Jerry Halliday (Fred Astaire), who she thinks is the man of her dreams. Jerry's publicity agent, George (George Burns) and his wonderful assistant (Gracie Allen), have done a fabulous job promoting Jerry's career in London, and they all end up back at the castle where servants engage in a betting pool for who Lady Marshmorton will pick as her husband. This film is full of fun song and dance numbers and charming humor.
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    Musicals