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The Dancing Masters (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 19 November 1943 (USA)
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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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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 »

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During the runaway bus scene, the double-decker goes past the same buildings twice. See more »

Quotes

Trudy Harlan: You boys believe that Grant has a great future as an inventor, don't you?
Oliver Hardy: Well, I believe that Grant'll be an inventor of the first rank.
Stan Laurel: What's rank?
Oliver Hardy: You are! SHUT UP!
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Featured in Living Famously: Laurel & Hardy (2003) See more »

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Loin de bal (Echoes of the Ball)
(1888) (uncredited)
Written by Ernest Gillet
Played at the dancing school
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along with THE BULLFIGHTERS, their best since Roach
1 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

crazy storyline, disjointed scenes..but that never stopped them before.

they run a Dance Studio and the opening scenes are good: Hardy kicking up his heels in a beautifully lit sequence, Stan defying gravity doing his trademark "Pelican dance". their best scene in years involves Robert Mitchum and hood buddy sellin' 'em insurance or ELSE! too bad, and how depressing, though, to watch opportunity after opportunity go by..and here they are even given a cast! Margaret Dumont! Charles Rogers! Daphne Pollard! (the lady who played Hardy's wife in THICKER THAN WATER)...even the guy who later did the voice for Mr. Ed! newcomer/model Trudy Marshall is a-OK, too. why not have Dumont the owner of the studio, constantly confused and exasperated by the decidedly unmethodical Stan and Ollie? all L & H fans should watch this once in a while, despite the flaws.


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