Lloyd Schwartz http://kenw.org en Astaire, Burns, Allen, In 'Distress' In London Town http://kenw.org/post/astaire-burns-allen-distress-london-town <em>A Damsel in Distress</em> was the third of only four films on which George Gershwin and his brother Ira collaborated. The star is Fred Astaire, but without Ginger Rogers. Their previous film together, <em>Shall We Dance?, </em>also with an unforgettable Gershwin score, hadn't lived up to studio expectations, and the now-famous stars were taking a break from each other.<p>This film — out now on a new DVD from Warner Classics — has two substitutes for Rogers, one of the best and maybe the worst. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:57:06 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 2506 at http://kenw.org Astaire, Burns, Allen, In 'Distress' In London Town