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"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid falling in love with Chuck, whose wife, Cissie, is a... See more »

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Twink 'Twinkletoes' Minasi
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Chuck Lightfoot
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Dad Minasi
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Cissie Lightfoot
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Hank
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Roseleaf
John Kolb ...
Bill Carsides (as John Philip Kolb)
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Lilac
William McDonald ...
Police Inspector Territon
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Nola Luxford ...
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J. Gunnis Davis ...
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Chinaman (uncredited)
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Ballerina in Teacup (uncredited)
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Charles Brabin

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Thomas Burke ... (novel "Twinkletoes, a Tale of Chinatown")

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John McCormick ... executive producer

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James Van Trees

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Winifred Dunn ... continuity

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Mervyn LeRoy ... comedy construction
John McCormick ... presenter
Theresa Allen ... stand-in: Colleen Moore (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid falling in love with Chuck, whose wife, Cissie, is a drunken harridan and more than a little bit spiteful. Meanwhile, Twink has secured a job in a singing-dancing act in a Limehouse theater, under the auspices of Roseleaf, who has more than just a protective interest in the girl. The jealous Cissie discovers that Twink's sign-painting father also has a night job as a burglar, and she turns him into the police. While a big success dancing on the stage, the arrest of her father has left her somewhat down in the dumps, and she decides to toss herself into the Thames. Possibly, the now-free Chuck, since Cissie has been killed in an accident, might come along and rescue her. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines Dainty Coleen Moore outdoes all her previous performances in delightful and piquant characterization of "Twick," the dancing girl of London's Lime-House! (original ad) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le lys de Whitechapel (France)
  • La chica del arroyo (Spain)
  • Dansösen från gränden (Sweden)
  • Natskygger (Denmark)
  • A Pequena do Bairro (Brazil)
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  • 80 min
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Trivia Before production on Twinkletoes began, Colleen had to take ballet lessons from ballet instructor Theodore Kosloff, so that she could do the dance scenes in the film. See more »

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