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Roberta (1935)




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In this adaptation of Alice Duer Miller's novel Gowns by Roberta, Irene Dunne plays a deposed White Russian princess who has become a famed Parisian couturier. Dunne is the partner of "Roberta," who passes away, leaving her half of the business to American football player Randolph Scott.

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Irene Dunne
as Stephanie
Fred Astaire
as Huckleberry Haines
Ginger Rogers
as Countess Scharwenka, Lizzie Gatz
Randolph Scott
as John Kent
Helen Westley
as Roberta/Aunt Minnie
Ferdinand Munier
as Lord Delves
Adrian Rosley
as Professor
Bodil Rosing
as Fernando
Lucille Ball
as Mannequin
Jane Hamilton
as Mannequin
Kay Sutton
as Mannequin
Maxine Jennings
as Mannequin
Lorraine DeSart
as Mannequin
Wanda Perry
as Mannequin
Diane Cook
as Mannequin
Betty Dumbries
as Mannequin
Sam Savitsky
as Cossack
Candy Candido
as Orchestra
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Teal
Grace Hayle
as Reporter
Dale Van Sickel
as Dance Extra
William Dunn
as Orchestra
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Critic Reviews for Roberta

All Critics (7)

It is sufficiently sumptuous; especially the fashion show, which includes a wrap of Russia sables and one superb gold lamé gown apparently applied directly to the figure with wallpaper paste.

August 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are particularly shoved to the side in this outing...

February 22, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Enjoyable if not one of the great Astaire-Rogers musicals, Roberta received nomination for the Best Song Oscar (Lovely to Look At).

July 12, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

You have to put up with a plot that's so sticky it doesn't fly.

July 19, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Weary book, still wonderful score.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Good Astaire-Rogers musical that suffers slightly from subplot.

September 11, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Roberta


scott and dunne are nominally the stars here but fred and ginger steal every scene

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

What a cast! And, of course, it's Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Irene Dunne as a super bonus as well. Must say this again: Rogers and Astaire are the dancing couple of all time. More than anyone else, they dance as if they are in love, and their dancing acts out this love. Dancing, for them, is the same as acting.

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