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The Dancing Masters (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 19 November 1943 (USA)
Two bumbling dance teachers help an awkward inventor sell his new invention and facilitate his romance with a beautiful socialite.

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The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Trivia

The revolving bar set at Matt Briggs' house was left over from the W.C. Fields temperance scene from 1942's Tales of Manhattan (1942). As the sequence was eventually cut, Fox was able to utilize the standing set for this film. See more »

Goofs

Although the sign outside the building reads "Arthur Hurry's School of Dance: Laurel and Hardy Proprietors" on the outside, inside the door says "Laurel & Hardy's School of Dance." See more »

Quotes

Stan Laurel: The harder they fall, the bigger I am!
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Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ride of the Valkyries
(1870) (uncredited)
from "Die Walküre"
Written by Richard Wagner
In the score during the wild bus ride
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The Dancing Masters (1943) ***
5 February 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I just can't see for the life of me why these enjoyable latter Fox movies have gotten such a bad rap all these years, as they actually hold up well now and I think they've suddenly become appreciated in a new light with the advent of new superior-looking DVD releases. THE DANCING MASTERS has a bunch of things going on all over the place and the plot is not very focused. Laurel and Hardy are only dance instructors for the first 5 minutes, and then that's that as they get involved with a young man, his girl, and an invisible ray invention. Meandering plot lines don't matter in the least because we're here to laugh at Stan and Ollie, and everything they do in this one is pretty funny. They're on screen a lot and this is a joy. Look out for a young Robert Mitchum (who's uncredited early on in a scene). *** out of ****


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