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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 ...
And His Orchestra (as Abe Lyman and His Orchestra)
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: I don't love you. I don't even think of you enough now to hate you!
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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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Babs in trouble, a good place for her to be
23 July 2012 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Columbia programmer "inspired by the song by Rodgers and Hart," and in fact it's sung over the credits, including the "pansy" line, which got censored in future film renditions. But all it really inspires is the setting, a dime-a-dance hall, where Stanwyck, in an early, prototypical role, is pursued by a rich (Cortez) and poor (Owsley) guy, and in a clever reversal, the nice-seeming poor guy turns out to be a cad and the rich guy is genuine and caring. Stanwyck's facial expressions alone are touching and assured, and she even cries convincingly, unlike many more actressy actresses of the period. Owsley is callow and unlikable, but then that's what he's playing, and Cortez underplays well, with liquid eyes that are indeed the mirrors to this character's soul. It's indifferently directed by Lionel Barrymore and has little in production value, but Jo Swerling's screenplay isn't bad, and the pre-Code candor is a treat.


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