December 2014, living archive

Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music! in December

"Marines Against Lovesickness" is the translation of the German title for the film FOLLOW THE FLEET by Mark Sandrich (USA 1936), which our musical film expert Vaginal Davis presents on December 28 to complement our musical series. The story, based on the theatre play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne, is already alluded to by the title: a lovesick revue dancer joins the marines and then meets the woman that caused his troubles when on shore leave. Yet much more important than this are the spectacular performances by Fred Astaire and his partner Ginger Rogers.