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Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975)

TV Movie  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  13 February 1975 (USA)
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A lonely widow and a postman find romance late in life at the local dance hall.

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A middle-aged woman finds herself simply a widow, a grandmother and a person when a friend takes her to the Stardust Ballroom, a dance hall which recreates the music and atmosphere of the 1940s. There she encounters a most unlikely Prince Charming, a middle-aged mailman. With this encounter, life takes on a new meaning for the film's heroine. Written by alfiehitchie

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In 1998, a new stage version was created for the Lincolnshire Theater in Chicago. This version, once again titled "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom," used some elements from the short-lived 1979 Broadway version ("Ballroom"), but it restored several songs from the TV production as well focusing more on the personal narrative than the dance numbers. See more »

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I Love To Dance
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Performed by Charles Durning and Maureen Stapleton
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A Widow and a postman rediscover their youth while ballroom dancing
25 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The very fact that I remembered the exact title of this made for TV film after 36 years, says it all for me.

It was the first time I had ever seen Charles Durning or Maureen Stapleton as actors in any production, whether movie or television.

Their acting was superb -- understated and classy.

I was in my 20's when I saw this film and only now am I of a certain age where I can truly appreciate the feelings and emotions represented by these actors -- most of all it is Maureen Stapleton that made an impact on me.

A week ago, Maureen Stapleton died and right away, I said, "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom" -- such a good, warm thought to have upon hearing of someone's passing.

I would recommend this film to anyone!


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