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Dancing Mothers (1926)

 |  Drama  |  1 March 1926 (USA)
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Young girl becomes a "flapper", defying her parents and the community.

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Young girl becomes a "flapper", defying her parents and the community.

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The only copy of this film that is known to survive is an incomplete, edited five reel 16mm Kodascope version, which runs approximately 54 minutes. See more »

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Unconventional ending
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Dancing Mothers is unique in two ways...its ending and showing how women have minds and opinions of their own. While most Hollywood Melodramas of this period had happy, "Pollyanna-ish" endings...Dancing Mothers strays in a most realistic and refreshing way. The Mother (Alice Joyce), tired of being taken for granted, goes out on her own and leaves her selfish daughter (Clara Bow) and husband (Norman Trevor) behind. an ending that todays audiences do not have a hard time swallowing, but audiences of the 1920's expected everything to be tied up in pretty Hollywood ribbons and all made good. And bravo for those who chose to have a woman hold her own and stand up for herself and not give in to what societal norms would dictate. Strong women were not too very typical in the silent era.


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