Last night, we watched an old movie called A Damsel in Distress. It features a story by Wodehouse, music by Gershwin, and Mr. Astaire as a hapless American who falls in love with Lady Alyce, a British aristocrat played by Joan Fontaine.

My sister and I really enjoyed it. There’s not a lot to say about the story—it’s just a delightful rom-com that is determinedly not serious, only 100% Wodehousian boisterous fluff. If you just want to unwind with some old-fashioned corny humor and toe-tapping swing music, this is the movie for you. I hear there’s also an original novel that can be read. But then you’d miss this:

4 thoughts on “P.G. Wodehouse Meets Fred Astaire… Meets Gershwin!

  1. ooooh! Thanks for the recommendation Marian! My sister and I have a Sunday Night Movie ritual and it is always a hassle finding something we both will like! This seems perfect! We love Musicals!

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