Of all the films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared in together during their historic RKO Studio days of the 1930s, my favorite is their original movie musical, Swing Time, directed by George Stevens. This wasn't based on a Broadway hit like The Gay Divorcée or Roberta. Like Top Hat with its score by Irving Berlin and Shall We Dance with its score by George and Ira Gershwin, Swing Time had songs moviegoers were hearing for the first time. Songs that are still popular today. In his 1950s dramas A Place in the Sun and Giant, George Stevens looked at America's social class system. He takes a lighter look at class consciousness in Swing Time -- and he took that look during the Great Depression when the country really needed this Astaire & Rogers entertainment.