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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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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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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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24 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A táncoló hölgy  »

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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

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

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

Soundtracks

Alabama Swing
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Written by James P. Johnson
Danced by Joan Crawford with Larry Fine on piano
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A Hollywood Curio
8 August 2002 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the most eclectic cast in movie history. Here we have Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone in his man-about-town mode, Fred Astaire playing himself in his movie debut, Nelson Eddy in his second film, Robert Benchley contrasting with Ted Healy and the Three Stooges, (in by far their most prominent role before the TV era) and even a young Eve Arden. Gable spends the film snarling at everybody and demanding that they produce a "modern, up-to-date musical" that's about what's happening now. Somehow this morphs into a finale in which Astaire and Crawford are prancing about in liederhosen, (which has a relevance to 1933 they perhaps didn't anticipate). What it all proves it that MGM, while it had the know-how to make the greatest musicals of all-time in the 1940's and 1950's, just didn't quite "get it" yet in 1933. RKO and Warners were still miles ahead of them.


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