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Ten Cents a Dance (1931)

 -  Drama  -  6 March 1931 (USA)
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Barbara O'Neill
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Bradley Carlton
Monroe Owsley ...
Eddie Miller
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Molly
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Blanchard
Phyllis Crane ...
Eunice
Olive Tell ...
Mrs. Carlton
Victor Potel ...
Smith, a Sailor
Al Hill ...
Jones, a Sailor
Jack Byron ...
Leo
Abe Lyman ...
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Pat Harmon ...
Casey, the Bouncer
Martha Sleeper ...
Nancy Clark
David Newell ...
Ralph Clark
Sidney Bracey ...
Wilson, Carlton's Butler
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Barbara O'Neill: You're not a man. You're not even a good sample.
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Alternate-language version of Carne de cabaret (1931) See more »

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Ten Cents a Dance
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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Pre-Code Trifle Not Without Some Interest
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Lackluster Directing by Lionel Barrymore and the Slightest of Production Values Hampers this Little Pre-Coder. It Fails to be Much of a Movie but does have Some Interesting Artifacts of the Time.

The Razor Thin Difference Between Dancing for a Dime and Taking Money for Sex (Prostitution) is On Display Here with Some Double-Speak Dialog. There are a Few Intriguing Peaks at Behind the Scenes at the Dance Hall.

Barbara Stanwyck is Fine and Her Acting Talent is On Display in Many a Scenes as She Carries the Film Vacillating Between "Dancing" for a Living and Fulfilling Her Wifely Duties in the Home. Ricardo Cortez is Good as a "Decent" Rich Guy (for a change in the 1930's) and is Warm and Approachable.

The Film is No Great Shakes but is Worth a Watch for the World of Depression Era Girls at Work and Play, and a Good Soap Opera Plot. After the Code, the Divorce Angle, So Integral to the Story would have made This One a No-No.


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