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Comparison of the Films

FLYING DOWN TO RIO (1933)

4 Different Vocal Numbers

  • 1 solo by Ginger
    • "Music Makes Me"
  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "Flying Down to Rio" (Click here)
  • 2 by others
    • "Orchids in Moonlight" by Raoul Roulien
    • "The Carioca" by the Chorus
  4 Different Dance Numbers
  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "Music Makes Me"
  • 2 choral production numbers
    • "Flying Down to Rio" (Click here)
    • "The Carioca"
  • 1 other
    • "Orchids in Moonlight" by Fred and Delores Del Rio

THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934)

5 Different Vocal Numbers

  • 2 solos by Fred
  • 1 by Ginger and others
  • 2 by others
    • "Don't Let It Bother You" by the female chorus
    • "Let's K-nock K-neez" by Betty Grable
 5 Different Dance Numbers
  • 2 solos by Fred
    • "Don't Let It Bother You"
    • "A Needle in a Haystack"
  • 1 aesthetic dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "Night and Day" (Click here)
  • 2 choral production numbers
    • "Let's K-nock K-neez"
    • "The Continental"

ROBERTA (1935)

8 Different Vocal Numbers

4 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "I Won't Dance"
  • 1 by Fred and others
    • "Let's Begin"
  • 1 aesthetic dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
  • 1 other dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "I'll Be Hard To Handle"

TOP HAT (1935)

5 Different Vocal Numbers

5 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)"
  • 1 by Fred and chorus
    • "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"
  • 1 aesthetic dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "Cheek to Cheek"
  • 1 other dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "Isn't This a Lovely Day (to Be Caught in the Rain)?"
  • 1 choral production number
    • "The Piccolino"

FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936)

7 Different Vocal Numbers

  • 2 solos by Fred
    • "I'd Rather Lead a Band"
    • "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Click here)
  • 1 duet by Ginger and Fred
  • 2 by Ginger and/or Fred and others
    • "We Saw the Sea" (Fred with sailors)
    • "Let Yourself Go" (Click here)(Ginger with backup trio)
  • 2 by others
    • "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" by Harriet Hillard
    • "Here Am I, But Where Are You?" by Harriet Hillard

5 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Ginger
    • "Let Yourself Go" (reprise)
  • 1 by Fred and chorus
    • "I'd Rather Lead a Band"
  • 1 aesthetic dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Click here)
  • 2 other dances duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "Let Yourself Go" (Click here)
    • "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket"

SWING TIME (1936)

5 Different Vocal Numbers

4 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 by Fred and chorus
    • "Bojangles of Harlem"
  • 1 aesthetic dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "Never Gonna Dance"
  • 2 other dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "Pick Yourself Up" (Click here)
    • "Waltz in Swing Time"

SHALL WE DANCE (1937)

6 Different Vocal Numbers

4 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "Slap That Bass"
  • 2 other dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "They All Laughed"
    • "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
  • 1 choral production numbers
    • "Shall We Dance"

CAREFREE (1938)

3 Different Vocal Numbers

  • 2 solos by Fred
  • 1 solo by Ginger
    • "The Yam" (Click here)

4 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "Since They Turned 'Loch Lomond' into Swing"
  • 2 aesthetic dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "I Used To Be Color Blind"
    • "Change Partners"
  • 1 other dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "The Yam" (Click here)

THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE (1939)

5 Different Vocal Numbers

  • 1 solo by Fred
  • 1 solo by Ginger
    • "The Yama Yama Man"
    • "While They Were Dancing Around" (incomplete)
  • 1 by Fred and others
    • "Hello, Hello. Who's Your Lady Friend?" (with the chorus)
  • 2 by others
    • "On Moonlight Bay" (incomplete)
    • "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" by the Chorus
    • "The Glow-Worm" (incomplete)
    • "By the Beautiful Sea" (incomplete)
    • "Row, Row, Row" (incomplete)
    • "Come, Josephine in my Flying Machine" (incomplete)
    • "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" (incomplete)
    • "The Darktown Strutter's Ball" by Jean Sablon
    • Whirlwind Tour Medley (5 incomplete songs)
    • "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" (incomplete)
    • "La Marseillaise" (incomplete)

10 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Ginger
    • "The Yama Yama Man"
  • 2 by Fred and others
    • "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"
    • "Hello, Hello. Who's Your Lady Friend?"
  • 2 aesthetic dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "Only When You're In My Arms" (reprise)
    • Waltz Medley
  • 5 other dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "King Chanticleer"
    • "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee"
    • "The Syncopated Walk" (incomplete)
    • "Too Much Mustard"
    • Rise-to-Fame Montage
    • Whirlwind Tour Medley

THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (1949)

7 Different Vocal Numbers

7 Different Dance Numbers

  • 1 solo by Fred
    • "Shoes with Wings On"
  • 1 aesthetic dance duet by Ginger and Fred
    • "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
  • 3 other dance duets by Ginger and Fred
    • "You'd be Hard to Replace" (Click here)
    • "Bouncin' the Blues"
    • "My One and Only Highland Fling" (Click here)
  • 2 choral production numbers
    • "Swing Trot"
    • "Manhattan Down Beat"

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