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We Were Dancing (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  18 September 1942 (Mexico)
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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
Lee Bowman ...
Hubert Tyler
Marjorie Main ...
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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

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 Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, running for a total of 118 performances for all three shows. There were 2 Broadway revivals. See more »

Quotes

Hubert Tyler: You're not to blame. Women should be sheltered, Vicki.
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: After all, what can you expect of us? We were brought up to be merely socially attractive. We have no ambition and no talent except for playing games and not enough of that.
Hubert Tyler: If you'd kept your word to me, Vicki, you wouldn't have to invent your assets.
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: I have nothing to regret you with. I chose my life, and I like it.
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Version of Tonight at 8:30 (1952) See more »

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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Whistled by Melvyn Douglas
Played also as part of the score
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A comedy equivalent to flat champagne!

In 1936, MGM Producer, Irving Thalberg died, leaving his widow, Norma Shearer, to pick her own scripts. An example of Miss Shearer's lack of good judgment is her appearance in this dud that she chose to do rather than play Kay Miniver in "Mrs. Miniver," which won Greer Garson an Academy Award. Based on Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30," critics called this comedy as sparking as "flat champagne." Norma Shearer made only one more film after this and retired from the screen at age 40.


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