Film Ginger Rogers Pre-Code Roles

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Movies/films with performances by actor/actress ginger rogers in the pre-code genre. Starring, supporting, cameo appearances. Alphabetical, sortable by columns.
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42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, and the script was written by Rian James and James Seymour, with Whitney Bolton, from the novel of the same name by Bradford Ropes. The film is a backstage musical, and was very successful at the box office. It is now considered a classic by many. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934, and in 1998 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2006 it ranked 13th on the ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Toby Wing, Bebe Daniels, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

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#41 on The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

#18 on The Best Musical Movies Nominated for Best Picture

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Flying Down to Rio is a 1933 RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles. Among the featured players Franklin Pangborn and Eric Blore are notable. The songs in the film were written by Vincent Youmans and Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu, with musical direction and additional music by Max Steiner. This is also the only film in which screen veteran Ginger Rogers was billed above famed Broadway dancer Fred Astaire. The black-and-white film was directed by Thornton Freeland and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Lou Brock. The screenplay was written by Erwin S. Gelsey, ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Dolores del Río, Gene Raymond, Luis Alberni, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Thornton Freeland

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Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. It stars Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and features Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks and Ginger Rogers. The story is based on the play The Gold Diggers by Avery Hopwood, which ran for 282 performances on Broadway in 1919 and 1920. The play was made into a silent film in 1923 by David Belasco, the producer of the Broadway play, as The Gold Diggers, starring Hope Hampton and Wyndham Standing, and again as a talkie in 1929, directed by Roy Del Ruth. That film, Gold Diggers of Broadway, which ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Billy Barty, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, + more

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley

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Sitting Pretty is a musical comedy film telling the story of two aspiring, but untalented, songwriters, played by Jack Oakie and Jack Haley. They are joined by Ginger Rogers and Thelma Todd on their trip from New York to Hollywood to find their fortune. This film was directed by Harry Joe Brown and featured the Pickens Sisters as themselves. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ginger Rogers, Thelma Todd, Jack Oakie, Jack Haley

Initial Release: 1933

Directed by: Harry Joe Brown

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