Dancing Romeo (1944)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon



Credited cast:
Mickey (as Bobby Blake)
Janet Burston ...
Janet (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Froggy (as Our Gang)
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Browning ...
Vincent Graeff ...
Audience member
Richard Hall ...
Audience member (as Dickie Hall)
Valerie Lee ...
Frank Ward ...
Excited audience member


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

children | our gang | See All (2) »


Family | Comedy | Short





Release Date:

29 April 1944 (USA)  »

Box Office


$27,353 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Shot on a six-day shooting schedule (November 18-26 1943), this was the third most expensive MGM-produced short ever produced. According to studio records, it's unfortunately the worst money loser, losing $10,340 during it's initial release. See more »


Hungarian Rhapsody Number 2
Written by Franz Liszt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A decent ending to a wonderful series
26 November 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Though "Tale of A Dog" is usually listed as the last OUR GANG film, "Dancing Romeo" was both filmed and released afterwards, making it truly the last entry in the series. And unlike "Tale of A Dog", "Dancing Romeo" is actually a decent film.

Sure, it's fairly pale compared to "School's Out", "Fishy Tales", "Forgotten Babies" and the other great "Our Gang" films from when they were produced by creator Hal Roach. It's even tame compared to early M-G-M entries such as "Party Fever". But it has to be by far the best entry of the last season. In fact it's a relief compared to such travesties as "Benjamin Franklin Junior". This the only one that isn't either steeped in condescending morals or a hopelessly halfhearted token of "comedy". It's also the rare Our Gang that actually makes good use of Froggy ("Going to Press" is another.)

The story of Froggy's attempts to impress a dancer whom he has a crush on is simple and effective, and given restrained direction. There are a few genuine laughs. Perhaps the best moment comes after Froggy has confessed he's about to do the most desperate thing possible. Janet worries he's going to shoot himself, and he replies "Worse than that! I'm gonna learn how to dance!" Also amusing is the kiddie audience's earnest response to Froggy's "recital" ("he must have been practicing for his whole life!")

This is no classic, certainly not to be confused as representative of Our Gang at its best. Yet it demonstrated that if the series could no longer be saved, at least it could end on a relatively high note.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dancing Romeo (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: