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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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Freddie (as Edward Nugent)
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Diana's Mother
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Diana's Father (as Huntly Gordon)
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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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1 September 1928 (USA)  »

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Dansende Ungdom  »

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

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

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Cedric Gibbons' sets are one of the earliest examples of Art Deco decor on film. See more »

Quotes

Diana 'Di' Medford: I'm going to the Yacht Club. See you at dawn!
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Connections

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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See Joan Dance
30 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

The 1928 silent film OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS is the story of three flappers and their efforts to marry the men of their dreams. Ann (Anita Page) is a conniving little tramp who passes herself off as a 'good girl' in order to win the affections of Ben Blaine (Johnny Mack Brown), millionaire from Birmingham. Diana (Joan Crawford) is a good girl who passes herself off as a bad girl as she too pursues Ben's affections. Bea (Dorothy Sebastian) used to be a bad girl but is now a good girl and hopes to marry Norman (Nils Asther), who must live with the agony of knowing that Bea was once 'free with her love'. Ben doesn't seem to know what the hell he wants and doesn't seem to know very much about women either. Throughout the film, the girls' mothers dispense motherly advice and, inexplicably, share underwear with their daughters.

Ms Crawford was hitting her stride with MGM in '28 and OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS is the best of seven Joan Crawford films released that year and the one that launched her to stardom. The scene in which she danced the Charleston was the highlight of this movie. Unfortunately the title is a bit misleading because there is in fact very little dancing in this film.

Claudia's Bottom Line: Rather boring and predictable, but check out Joan's Charleston.


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