He would be bothered when someone would say he was mean and disrespectful. Because actually, he wasn’t. They took his silence to mean he cared little or nothing for them. They didn’t have the insight, or didn’t care to exercise the insight, in knowing that he was a shy boy that just didn’t know how to approach them. Instead of making an attempt to approach him, they just, well, they just wrote him off. - Lew Bracker
Written for the film of the same name, Flying Down To Rio, was notable for being the first songs Astaire performed on-screen. The film is also notable for being the first time he and Ginger Rogers were paired together. Astaire (along with Rogers) was a stand-out in the film, quickly distinguishing himself as a supremely talented screen performer (he was already a veteran of the stage) with a charm and grace all his own.