MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,163 this week

Dancing in the Dark (1949)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 124 users  
Reviews: 12 user

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

Director:

Writers:

(play), (additional dialogue), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 191 titles
created 23 Dec 2011
 
a list of 458 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Dancing in the Dark (1949) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dancing in the Dark.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey
Libeled Lady (1936)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Love Crazy (1941)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick
Romance | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dancer disappears from a theather and then William Powell and society beauty Ginger Rogers solve the murder.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousity of a bookkeeper.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Leon Marr
Stars: Martha Henry, Neil Munro, Anne Butler
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: William Powell, Julie Adams, Charles Drake
The Key (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

British officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles and old girl friend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: William Powell, Edna Best, Colin Clive
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Nat Perrin
Stars: Frank Morgan, Leon Ames, Carlos Ramírez
Biography | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Mark Stevens, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall
Little Egypt (1951)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A belly dancer causes a scandal with her "suggestive" and "immoral" dancing at a Worlds Fair exhibition at the turn of the 20th century.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Mark Stevens, Rhonda Fleming, Nancy Guild
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Emery Slade
Mark Stevens ...
Bill Davis
...
Julie Clarke
...
Melville Crossman
...
Rosalie Brooks
Lloyd Corrigan ...
John Barker
Hope Emerson ...
Mrs. Schlaghammer
Walter Catlett ...
Joe Brooks
...
Barney Bassett
...
Jean Hersholt
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 March 1950 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Dans i mörker  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.
See more »

Connections

References Prince of Foxes (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
(uncredited)
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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't judge musicals of the era by this one
31 July 2005 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie that makes me think, "Please don't let some new viewer of musicals think that this is what great musicals are like." William Powell and Betsy Drake are horribly miscast, and the wonderful Dietz-Schwartz songs that shine four years later in "The Band Wagon" are staged here in unappealing, off-kilter ways. For example, the final number tries to jazz up the sexy ballad "Dancing in the Dark," renders it in a completely unromantic manner with some very odd dancing, and inserts a ridiculous Dutch couple skit in the middle of it in order to include the song "I Love Louisa" (which was conceived as a German-style song).

IMDb says the film was originally in color, but the print I saw looked for all the world like something that had been colorized! I am not dismissive of all Fox musicals, but thank heaven MGM got hold of the title and the songs and made a much better movie with them.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why? TheMediocreGatsby
Discuss Dancing in the Dark (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?