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Dancing Lady (1933)

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

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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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Ward King
Ted Healy and His Stooges ...
Ted Healy's Stooges
Arthur Jarrett ...
Art Jarrett (as Art Jarrett)
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Jasper Bradley, Sr.
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Nelson Eddy
Maynard Holmes ...
Jasper Bradley, Jr.
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Pinky - the Show's Author
Gloria Foy ...
Vivian Warner
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

24 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A táncoló hölgy  »

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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars Franchot Tone and Joan Crawford were married from 1935 to 1939. They made seven films together between 1933 and 1937. 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

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played in a Cuban Club as dance music
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What a swell movie!

'Dancing Lady' (1933) is about a woman (Joan Crawford) who lives to dance. After being arrested for dancing at a burlesque house, she meets a rich playboy (Franchot Tone), who, behind the scenes, paves the way for her to get her big break. Clark Gable is the director of the musical and makes you fall in love with him! Joan Crawford is a reasonable dancer - no Fred Astaire or Eleanor Powell - but she is quite good.

This lavish glossy Busby Berkley-ish musical dazzles you from start to finish! A combination witty, quick lines, the appeal of the stunning Joan Crawford and dashing Clark Gable plus some great songs and dances makes this 1933 movie a mega hit! This movie went surprisingly fast and was a pleasure to watch. Definitely recommend it.


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