A Damsel in Distress

Rated NR 98 minutes 1937

The staff at Tottney Castle are taking bets on whom the young lady of the manor, Alyce Marshmorton (Joan Fontaine), will wed. When she meets American song-and-dance man Jerry Halliday (Fred Astaire), footman Albert (Harry Watson) schemes to make the mismatched pair fall in love so he'll win the bet. A romantic farce written by British humorist P.G. Wodehouse and based on his novel, the film features the last songs written for the screen by George Gershwin, who died during filming.

Film Credits

Director: George Stevens

Producer: Pandro Berman

Cast: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Joan Fontaine, Gracie Allen, Reginald Gardiner, Ray Noble, Constance Collier, Montagu Love, Harry Watson, Jan Duggan, Mario Berini and Mary Gordon

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