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Fred and Ginger say hello to Broadway – and goodbye to their glorious teaming > > > > > After 10 years apart, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers re-team in their final film pairing, cleverly written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and smoothly directed by Charles Walters. The story, per many sources, mirrors the real-life creative tensions the two shared. Astaire plays driven hoofer Josh Barkley. Rogers is his wife Dinah, who longs to forsake the clackety-clap-tapping of ‘Bouncing’ the Blues’ for stage dramas. She parts, Josh vies to win her back and the routines leading to a happy resolution include Fred’s ‘Shoes with Wings On’ and a rhapsodic reprise of a George and Ira Gershwin number from Shall We Dance: ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me’. All of which proves they can’t take away the Astaire/ Rogers magic either…