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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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Cast

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Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska
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Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu
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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
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Mrs. Elsa Vanderlip
Heather Thatcher ...
Mrs. Tyler-Blane
Connie Gilchrist ...
Olive Ransome
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Mrs. Janet Bentley
Florence Shirley ...
Mrs. Charteris
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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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Playmates Of Millionaires, But They Don't Have A Dime To Dance On! See more »

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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 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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Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu: Your honor, Counsel for the plaintiff has told you that I'm a pretty worthless sort of fellow. He's pictured me as an idler - living in luxury in the houses of the rich. Your honor, the kings have all had their fools - unhappy slaves whose business it was to make the king merry. I was the fool of modern millionaires. I took pride in my profession. I worked hard at it. I came off smiling in the face of debts, dull patrons and hangovers. I was always gay. It was the obligation of my calling. If ...
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We Were Dancing
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Music by Noël Coward
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Norma Glorious... Don't Miss This !
15 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For all the new scholarship about this neglected actress, people still need to see her in action. Yes-- let's accept the fact that, by 1942, Norma Shearer was past caring about a career in the movies, and let's take this romp for what it is: fun, vibrant, and a showcase for Norma. Her penultimate film brings out her exquisite comic timing, and her bursts of Polish round out the very amusing character of Vicky. Realize that Norma is winking at the camera and her public all through this film, asking only that we accept it on its terms: a fun exercise to help finish out her career (though there is evidence that she, in retrospect, didn't care much for it).


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