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Go Into Your Dance (1935)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Musical | 20 April 1935 (USA)
Al Howard may be a star on Broadway, but he is no longer welcomed by any producer. It seems that he just trots off to Mexico any time he wants causing shows to close and producers to lose ... See full summary »

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(as Archie L. Mayo), (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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Dorothy 'Dot' Wayne
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Molly Howard
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Duke Hutchinson (as Barton Mac Lane)
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Irma 'Toledo' Knight
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Mexican in La Cucaracha Cantina
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Luana Wells
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Nellie Lahey (Blonde Showgirl) (as Sharon Lynne)
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Drunk in La Cucaracha Cantina
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Eddie 'Teddy' Rio
Gordon Westcott ...
Fred
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Tom McGee (as William Davidson)
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Café Showgirl
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H.P. Jackson
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Al Howard may be a star on Broadway, but he is no longer welcomed by any producer. It seems that he just trots off to Mexico any time he wants causing shows to close and producers to lose money. When his sister Molly can no longer find Al work, she teams him up with talented Dorothy for a club date in Chicago. Flush with another success, Al wants to open his own club on Broadway, so he borrows money from a gangster to open the show. Al has Dorothy, who he ignores, the gangsters dough and the gangster's sweetie Luana. All he has to do is keep them all happy, but Luana wants Al. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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20 April 1935 (USA)  »

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Casino de Paris  »

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Robert Florey directed added scenes and retakes for the film. See more »

Quotes

Molly Howard, aka Lucille Thompson: What happened?
Dorothy Wayne: Well, man meets girl, girl meets husband, husband meets man, man meets sidewalk.
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Spoofed in The CooCoo Nut Grove (1936) See more »

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La Cucaracha
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Traditional Mexican song
Played in the Mexican cabaret La Cucaracha and danced to by Joyzelle Joyner
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Jolson at his best; terrific 1930s musical
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is often written that Al Jolson was not a great screen actor and there is truth in this, but Jolson was at his best in "Go Into Your Dance." Co-starring with his then-wife Ruby Keeler, also at her best in this film, Jolson introduces songs forever after associated with him ("About a Quarter to Nine," "She's a Latin from Manhattan") and the film is a logical successor to "42nd Street." Bonuses include comedy from Patsy Kelly, who works well with Jolson, and the legendary torch singer Helen Morgan who, unfortunately, only sings one song. The filmmakers missed an opportunity not having Jolson and Morgan perform together. Especially entertaining is the fast-paced, melodramatic conclusion with Jolson on-stage in his characteristic black face reprising "About a Quarter to Nine" and singing the film's title song, "Go Into Your Dance." This film should be more highly regarded as one of the more entertaining musicals of the 1930s.


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