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Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 September 1928 (USA)
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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Cast

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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
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Freddie (as Edward Nugent)
Dorothy Cumming ...
Diana's Mother
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Diana's Father (as Huntly Gordon)
Evelyn Hall ...
Freddie's Mother
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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. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THE JAZZ MAD GIRL THE JAZZ MAD WHIRL A romance of flaming youth, the children of the rich, and the jazz-mad age. (Print Ad- Steuben Courier, ((Bath, NY)) 1 February 1929)

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 September 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dansende Ungdom  »

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Budget:

$173,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$757,000 (USA)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(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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Trivia

When he meets Diana, Ben Blaine is introduced to her as "Ben Blaine of Birmingham. The finest halfback the University of Alabama ever had." In fact, actor Johnny Mack Brown had previously been a halfback for the University of Alabama's 1926 national championship football team. At the 1926 Rose Bowl, Brown had earned the Most Valuable Player award by scoring 2 of Alabama's 3 touchdowns in an upset win over the University of Washington. (When the movie was released in 1928, Brown's status as a college football star would have been familiar to movie audiences.) See more »

Quotes

Beatrice: Methinks there's dirty work at the cross-roads tonight!
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Little Bluebird
(uncredited)
Written by Harry M. Woods
Sung by an offscreen tenor as Beatrice and Norman neck
Reprised by an offscreen woman after Norman angrily leaves his house
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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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