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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
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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
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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

It was during the making of this film that the head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer personally offered Norma Shearer the title role in Mrs. Miniver (1942) but she turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: Well, Hubert, how's the divorce business?
Hubert Tyler: Very brisk. Can I be of any assistance?
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: Oh, not at the moment. But, I'll keep you in mind.
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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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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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