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Dancing Pirate (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 22 May 1936 (USA)
The story of a Boston dance teacher who gets shanghaied by buccaneers who might make his next steps be off the plank!

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Jonathan Pride
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Mayor Don Emilio Perena
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Serafina Perena
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Pamfilo (the Jailer)
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Don Balthazar (Monterey Captain of the Guards)
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Lt. Chago (Baltazar's Aide)
Alma Real ...
Blanca (Serafina's Maid)
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Tecolote (Old Indian)
Mitchell Lewis ...
Pirate Chief
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Shepherd
John Eberts ...
Mozo
The Royal Cansino Dancers ...
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The story of a Boston dance teacher who gets shanghaied by buccaneers who might make his next steps be off the plank!

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The first dancing musical in 100% new Technicolor


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22 May 1936 (USA)  »

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Dansande piraten  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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While this was the third feature film released in 3-strip Technicolor, it does not seem to survive in that form. Only incomplete 35mm negatives are known to exist, plus 16mm prints made in the 2-color Cinecolor process. See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Dancing the Waltz
by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Charles Collins (uncredited), Steffi Duna (uncredited) and chorus
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Delightful, even in black-and-white
31 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a film that does not even appear in the Leonard Maltin Classic Movie Guide. It's reputation is such that most people would overlook it even if they had the chance to see it. The third feature film to be filmed in Technicolor, it seems to exist only in a black-and-white public domain print. That said, I found this to be a delightful old-fashioned style musical with a wisp of a plot that was apparently based on a true story. Charles Collins, an English musical star is featured in the lead role, and he proves to be a competent actor as well as a terrific dancer. Steffi Duna was enchanting in the female leading role. There are several well-staged dance numbers set to beautiful Rodgers and Hart music. One book says that these songs, along with just about everything else in the movie "walks the plank". I find the music, especially the lovely "When You're Dancing The Waltz" to be beautiful. My only regret is not being able to see this in Technicolor. However, I suppose, with all the older films that have been lost due to indifference or neglect, I should be grateful to see this in any form. Anyway, I liked it, regardless of what the critics say.


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