In Person (1935)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Musical Romance  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After suffering a nervous breakdown (at least that's what she calls it), imperious movie star Carol Corliss (Ginger Rogers) retreats to a small mountain resort community to recuperate. Carol proceeds to adopt a series of ridiculous disguises so she won't be bothered by her fans, only to realize that she misses being bothered. She also tangles with chauvinistic local sportsman Emory Muir (George Brent), who's convinced that Carol is one shrew who is worth taming. In Person was released after the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers vehicle Top Hat, but filmed earlier; even so, Rogers performs a pair of dance routines choreographed by future Top Hat associate Hermes Pan, and as a bonus sings a trio of songs co-written by Oscar Levant and Dorothy Fields. Fans of the Three Stooges will recognize comedy-foil Bud Jamison as a disgruntled (and non-speaking) elevator passenger in the film's opening scene.

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disguise, fame, identity, movie-star, resort, stars [celebrities]