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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Cast overview:
Ethel Westcourt
Hugh Westcourt
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Butter and Egg Man


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

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1 March 1926 (USA)  »

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La soif de vivre  »

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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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Solid adaptation of fine twenties play
19 April 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

I fell in love with this play when I read it in the Burns Mantle Best Play series - it was certainly the best of its year and perhaps of the decade in both its characterizations and structure and in the morality tale that was dead on for its time. This was the sort of thing that would have been remade as an early talkie if the stock market crash hadn't changed that flapper world forever.

The plot is laid out here in other reviews. Alice Joyce's leading performance and Clara Bow's supporting one are both of award calibre as is the screenplay adaptation. It is competently directed and photographed, nothing special in the technical categories. What stands out is the writing and the acting of the women. Startling and special. Very worth seeking out.

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