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What’s your favorite ocean liner movie?

Posted: October 26, 2017

Like so many other films of the era, Libeled Lady features voyages on ocean liners significantly in its plot; days at sea always provided screenwriters with a kind of blank slate in which all kinds of plot twists could be worked out.

This week’s question: What’s your favorite ocean liner movie?

Host Richard Peña answers: “I’ve always loved Howard Hawks’ seaboard musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but let’s not forget Shall We Dance?, arguably the finest film featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.”

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