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Swing Time (Movie)
August 27, 1936
John "Lucky" Garnett is a gambler and dancer who, after showing up late for his wedding to Margaret, is told by her father that he must earn $25,000 in order to demonstrate his good intentions. He and his friend "Pop" Cardetti hitch the first freight train to New York, where Lucky meets Penny, a dance school instructor, and immediately falls in love with her. They prove successful together in the casino and on the dance floor. After raising the $25,000, he decides to marry Penny and beats off competition from dance band conductor Ricardo Romero to secure his bride.