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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 overview, first billed only:
Patch Gallagher
Tod Newton
Dolly Todhunter - Tod's Grandmother
Winnie Lightner ...
Rosette LaRue
Robert Benchley ...
Ward King
Ted Healy and His Stooges
Arthur Jarrett ...
Himself (as Art Jarrett)
Jasper Bradley, Sr.
Maynard Holmes ...
Jasper Bradley, Jr.
Pinky - the Show's Author
Gloria Foy ...
Vivian Warner


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 <>

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Release Date:

24 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A táncoló hölgy  »

Box Office


$923,055 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Joan Crawford was Fred Astaire's very first on-screen dance partner. See more »


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 »


[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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Featured in David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (1935) See more »


Let's Go Bavarian
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson (uncredited)
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire (uncredited), Joan Crawford (uncredited) and chorus
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It's the Deco that makes this movie!
25 March 2001 | by (Blacksburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times and....and...and let me put it to you this way--Joan's a knockout, Gable's a stud, Tone has a playboy tone, but if you really want to get into the essence of this movie, look at the sets throughout the movie. It's Art Deco at it's extreme best.

Two stunning examples are a spherical stoplight that stops and goes as it turns and a mirrored conical carousel. This makes you think it's the future. The streamlining definitely matches the richness of the Broadway elite and the Broadway-bound (until they become Hollywood-bound, then it gets better.)

The Deco definitely matches the stars.

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