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Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Passed  -  Drama  -  1 September 1928 (USA)
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A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.

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Ben Blaine (as John Mack Brown)
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Norman
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Beatrice
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Ann
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Ann's Mother
Edward J. Nugent ...
Freddie (as Edward Nugent)
Dorothy Cumming ...
Diana's Mother
Huntley Gordon ...
Diana's Father (as Huntly Gordon)
Evelyn Hall ...
Freddie's Mother
Sam De Grasse ...
Freddie's Father (as Sam de Grasse)
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Storyline

Diana is outwardly the hit of the party but inwardly virtuous and idealistic. Her friend Ann is thoroughly selfish and amoral. Both are attracted to Ben Black, soon-to-be millionaire. He takes Diana's flirtations with other boys as a sign of disinterest in him and marries Ann. Big mistake. Ben and Diana begin to realize their true love for each other and plan a new life together as drunken Ann falls down the stairs to her death. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1 September 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dansende Ungdom  »

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Budget:

$173,000 (estimated)
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(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The film that made Joan Crawford a star. See more »

Quotes

Bandleader: Come on, Miss Diane, strut your stuff!
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Followed by Our Modern Maidens (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

I Loved You Then (As I Love You Now)
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by William Axt and David Mendoza
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Played during the opening credits and as background music often
Sung by an offscreen chorus at the party and danced to by the guests
Sung offscreen often by both a male solist and a female solist and as a duet
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Wouldst fling a hoof with me?
4 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Silent movie with music soundtrack is best known today for being the movie that made Joan Crawford a star. She's good here but shown up by Anita Page, whose drunken histrionics provide the movie with its life. The lack of vocal dialogue greatly helps the presence of Johnny Mack Brown, possessor of one of the worst Southern accents the big screen ever saw. First half hour is a little tedious. It's a series of scattered scenes showing flappers hoofing it up and bickering with their mothers who don't want them to be tramps. The rest of the film deals with love triangle between Crawford, Mack, and Page. The over-the-top ending is the best part. Good for curiosity's sake.


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