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Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

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Bill Davis
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Julie Clarke
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Melville Crossman
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Rosalie Brooks
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John Barker
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Mrs. Schlaghammer
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Joe Brooks
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Barney Bassett
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Jean Hersholt
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Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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22 March 1950 (Mexico)  »

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A poster for Twentieth Century-Fox's Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) is seen outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Schlaghammer: You! You! Just who do you think you are?
Emery Slade: I know who I am, Mrs. Schlaghammer. What's more, I know who my father was. And that, around here, is a unique distinction.
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References Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) See more »

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Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
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Original music by Prince Leleiohoku (song "Kaua i ka Huahua'i (We Two in the Spray)") (1860)
Revised music by Johnny Noble (1929)
Played during the second phone call from Catalina
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Dancing in the Dark was in Technicolor!
25 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To the person, I think her name was Blanche, who complained in her first sentence posted here that "Dancing in the Dark" was shot in black and white, I think she might want to get her television checked--the version broadcast on the Fox Movie Channel was in Technicolor. Also, I did not think Betsy Drake was that bad. Neither did Cary Grant. He was married to her at the time--and for the ten years after the movie was released. Ms. Drake's singing, on the other hand, was not so good. She was dubbed with someone else's voice, and it looked like they used a double for her in the dancing scenes as well. Betsy Drake is still among the living, by the way. She is now in London having given up acting to become a writer and a psychologist. Cary Grant left Ms. Drake for Sophia Loren, who, as it happened, would not marry him. She preferred Carlo Ponti.


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