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Ten Cents a Dance (1931)

Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing. Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barbara O'Neill
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Bradley Carlton
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Eddie Miller
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Molly
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Blanchard
Phyllis Crane ...
Eunice
Olive Tell ...
Mrs. Carlton
Victor Potel ...
Smith, a Sailor
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Jones, a Sailor
Jack Byron ...
Leo
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Casey, the Bouncer
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Nancy Clark
David Newell ...
Ralph Clark
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Wilson, Carlton's Butler
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Mr. Carney
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Storyline

Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and quits dancing, but before that, she meets with the handsome and very rich Bradley. Barbara eventually starts dancing again, since her marriage is plagued by financial tension, and Bradley begins visiting her again. Eddie becomes jealous, accusing his wife of infidelity. He sees that alleged infidelity as an excuse to steal money from Bradley. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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She was a dance hall hostess but the band never played "Home Sweet Home" for her. (Studio publicity sheet).

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

6 March 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10-Cents Dansen  »

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(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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Quotes

Barbara O'Neill: You're not a man. You're not even a good sample.
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Carne de cabaret (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Cents a Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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what's a wife to do? early Stanwyck role
27 August 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

One of the last films DIRECTED by Lionel Barrymore, "Ten Cents a Dance" stars Barbara Stanwyck as the dance-hall girl "Barbara" in her sixth role. Stanwyck looks quite "plain-jane" in this one, and opens with her getting chewed out by the dance hall manager. Then along comes rich guy Bradley Carlton (Ricardo Cortez) who wants to sweep her off her feet. (Cortez and Stanwyck had made three films together in the 1930s.) Then she meets Eddie, who's very different from the dashing Carlton. The writer, Jo Swerling, had worked on some biggies (Its a Wonderful Life, Guys and Dolls, and Gone with the Wind) so I was surprised that the characters and script in this were so ordinary. The story starts getting more interesting about halfway thru, and is VERY similar to "The Bride Walks Out" from 1936, ALSO starring Stanwyck.... T.B.W.O. is much more clever, but also more tame, due to on-slaught of the Hays code...


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