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Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed  -  Musical | Comedy | Romance  -  24 November 1933 (USA)
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Janie Barlow
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Patch Gallagher
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Tod Newton
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Dolly Todhunter - Tod's Grandmother
Winnie Lightner ...
Rosette LaRue
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Himself
Robert Benchley ...
Ward King
Ted Healy ...
Steve - Patch's Assistant
Arthur Jarrett ...
Himself (as Art Jarrett)
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Jasper Bradley, Sr.
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Himself
Maynard Holmes ...
Jasper Bradley, Jr.
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Pinky - the Show's Author
Gloria Foy ...
Vivian Warner
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Janie lives to dance and will dance anywhere, even stripping in a burlesque house. Tod Newton, the rich playboy, discovers her there and helps her get a job in a real Broadway musical being directed by Patch. Tod thinks he can get what he wants from Janie, Patch thinks Janie is using her charms rather than talent to get to the top, and Janie thinks Patch is the greatest. Steve, the stage manager, has the Three Stooges helping him manage all the show girls. Fred Astaire and Nelson Eddy make appearances as famous Broadway personalities. Written by Lisa Grable <grable@unity.ncsu.edu>

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dancer | director | jail | burlesque | producer | See more »


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24 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Dancing Lady  »

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$923,055 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Franchot Tone reads the program for the play, the cast listed therein includes the real names of all the performers except Joan Crawford, whose character name is listed. Even the chorus girls are listed by their real names. See more »

Goofs

While chasing Patch, Janie is splashed by mud from a passing car; when she hops out of a cab minutes later, her shoes and stockings are clean. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Girl with Tod: I don't like the looks of this place Todd.
Tod Newton: Ah, come on. You'll get a lot of laughs.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Joan Crawford (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here
(1933)
(In the credits as "Heigh Ho")
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire (uncredited), Joan Crawford (uncredited) and chorus
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Joan Crawford & Clark Gable Are Fantastic Together
23 September 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

"Dancing Lady" is a breezy & enjoyable backstage musical, a vehicle for Joan Crawford, co-starring Clark Gable & Fred Astaire. Crawford & Gable are fantastic together.

Brilliantly directed by Robert Z Leonard, the film swiftly moves from a burlesque setting to Broadway as Crawford chases Gable, and ends ecstatically with a grand Busby Berkeleyish number with Astaire.

Nelson Eddy & The Three Stooges make an early intriguing appearance.


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