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: