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We Were Dancing (1942)

Two titled aristocrats support themselves by being professional house guests in the homes of star-struck American nouveau riche.

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Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska
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Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu
Gail Patrick ...
Linda Wayne
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Hubert Tyler
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Judge Sidney Hawkes
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Major Berty Tyler-Blane
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Grand Duke Basil
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Elsa Vanderlip
Heather Thatcher ...
Mrs. Tyler-Blane
Connie Gilchrist ...
Olive Ransome
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Mrs. Janet Bentley
Florence Shirley ...
Mrs. Charteris
Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Bryce-Carew
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Mrs. Bryce-Carew
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Princess Victoria 'Vicki' Wilomirska and Baron Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax are expatriate European nobles with no assets or property except their aristocratic pedigrees. They have become professional house guests at homes of socially ambitious nouveau riche Americans who want the prestige of playing hosts to these titled spongers. However, when Vicki and Nikki want to get married, they find that married royals are not in demand as eligibly unmarried ones. Ultimately one of these socially attractive, unambitious bluebloods will have to do the unthinkable and actually get a job. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The hilarious story of two lovable chiselers. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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18 September 1942 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

A Valsa Irresistível  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play consisted of 3 parts, each shown on a different evening. It opened in London on 9 January 1936; the Broadway openings for each part took place on 24 November 1936, 27 November 1936 and 30 November 1936 and starred Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, running for a total of 118 performances for all three shows. There were 2 Broadway revivals. See more »

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Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: Nikki, lets make a new set of friends! Nice married people.
Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu: Who play a good game of bridge.
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: There must be people, gay people, even rich people - who would be interested in a charming young married couple.
Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu: Not in our set.
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: Then we'll find a new set.
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Referenced in We Must Have Music (1942) See more »

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We Were Dancing
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Music by Noël Coward
The waltz theme heard throughout the film
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Norma and Melvyn Douglas make a marvelous team in this neglected gem
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why this film is so maligned I will never figure out. The script is witty. Leonard's direction sparkles and the acting by the charismatic Norma Shearer and Melvyn Douglas is a delight. Certainly it is MGM glossy fluff but it is so entertaining. Something about a penniless princess and the playboy she falls in love with. However it does not matter with these two stars at their peak. Norma is beautiful in her second to last film. I wonder if this film really flopped since box-office numbers are not available. Now Norma's last film "Her Cardboard Lover" is terrible but this charmer does not deserve such a hideous reputation. The forgotten Gail Patrick is also a delight as Norma's competition for Douglas.


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