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A Damsel in Distress


"A Damsel in Distress" is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. With a screenplay by P. G. Wodehouse, loosely based on his novel of the same name, music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, it is directed by George Stevens. It is the second Astaire musical directed by Stevens; the first was Swing Time.

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Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

damsel a damsel in distress a young woman in difficulty or danger: with allusion to literary uses in romances about ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

A Damsel in Distress, and The Goldiuyn Follies.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

a damsel in distress (Andromeda and the sea monster), gender anxiety (the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Eric Partridge

called A Damsel in Distress. Ira Gershwin has since credited the phrase to the Punch cartoonist George Belcher, according to Benny Green, reviewing the first ed. of this book in Spectator, 10 Sep. 1977. nicely. See: that will do. nicer. See: it ...

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