MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,384 this week

Dancing Mothers (1926)

 |  Drama  |  1 March 1926 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 109 users  
Reviews: 12 user

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 137 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 94 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2585 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 15 titles
created 03 Nov 2013
 
a list of 57 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dancing Mothers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dancing Mothers (1926)

Dancing Mothers (1926) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dancing Mothers.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kid Boots (1926)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A salesman is helped out of a jam with an angry customer by a wealthy playboy. In return, he agrees to help the playboy get a divorce from his wife, only to find himself falling for the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Clara Bow, Billie Dove
Red Hair (1928)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted.

Director: Clarence G. Badger
Stars: Clara Bow, Lane Chandler, William Austin
It (1927)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin
Hula (1927)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arlette Marchal
Mantrap (1926)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Percy Marmont
Wings (1927)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ethel Westcourt
...
Hugh Westcourt
...
Kittens Westcourt
...
Jerry Naughton
Eleanor Lawson ...
Irma
Dorothy Cumming ...
Mrs. Mazzarene
Donald Keith ...
Kenneth Cobb
...
Birdie Courtney
Spencer Charters ...
Butter and Egg Man
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La soif de vivre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Prints of this film are held by the Library of Congress and the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unconventional ending
10 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

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.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dancing Mothers (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?