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Dizzy Dames (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 May 1935 (USA)
Lillian Bennett runs a theatrical boarding house in New York City. She doesn't want her débutante daughter Helen Bennett, reared in finishing schools away from New York, to know of her own ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (story "The Watch Dog")


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Cast overview:
Lillian Bennett / Lillian Marlowe
Helen Bennett
Terry Ramsey
Dad Hackett
La Vere - Trained-Seal Act
Lillian Miles ...
Gloria Weston
Rodney Stokes
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Stokes


Lillian Bennett runs a theatrical boarding house in New York City. She doesn't want her débutante daughter Helen Bennett, reared in finishing schools away from New York, to know of her own glamorous stage career or her present occupation, as she dreads the possibility Helen would want a stage career, and she encourages her to marry her wealthy suitor, Rodney Stokes. On an unexpected visit, Helen learns that the people Lillian introduces as her friends are actually stage performers paying board. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Featuring "THE MARTINIQUE" (original poster)






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29 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Film Daily-Saturday May 4, 1935: Florine McKinney will sing "I Was Taken by Storm," song number from Liberty's upcoming "Dizzy Dames" in a radio interview tomorrow noon (Sunday, May 5, 1935) over radio station WHN. See more »


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Odd B Film
11 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marjroie Rambeau stars as a former stage star who now runs a theatrical boarding house full of eccentric actors and a struggling song writer (Lawrence Gray). Turmoil ensues when she gets a letter from her daughter (Florinne McKinney) who's been away at boarding school so she won't get tainted by the acting bug.

It's love at first sight for Gray and McKinney, but she has a society boy friend in the wings. When one of McKinney's society friends decides to "put on a show" for charity, they immediately hire Gray (his big break) to do the music and the whole household gets in on the act.

McKinney is a cluck because she never catches on that the household and her mother are stage people. Only when she freezes on stage and Rambeau comes out to deliver a speech does McKinney get it.

Very minor B film but with some interesting actors, including Rambeau and Gray (who has a nice singing voice). Berton Churchill plays the old ham actor, Inez Courtney and Fuzzy Knight are the song-and-dance couple. John Warburton is the dull boy friend. Kitty Kelly is the blonde with the seal. Mary Forbes is a society matron. And Christine Marston does an extended and lurching rumba.

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