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Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 September 1928 (USA)
A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.


Harry Beaumont


Josephine Lovett (story and scenario), Marian Ainslee (titles) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Diana Medford
Johnny Mack Brown ... Ben Blaine (as John Mack Brown)
Nils Asther ... Norman
Dorothy Sebastian ... Beatrice
Anita Page ... Ann
Kathlyn Williams ... Ann's Mother
Edward J. Nugent ... Freddie (as Edward Nugent)
Dorothy Cumming ... Diana's Mother
Huntley Gordon ... Diana's Father (as Huntly Gordon)
Evelyn Hall ... Freddie's Mother
Sam De Grasse ... Freddie's Father (as Sam de Grasse)


Diana is outwardly the hit of the party but inwardly virtuous and idealistic. Her friend Ann is thoroughly selfish and amoral. Both are attracted to Ben Blaine, soon-to-be millionaire. He takes Diana's flirtations with other boys as a sign of disinterest in him and marries Ann. Big mistake. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THE JAZZ MAD GIRL THE JAZZ MAD WHIRL A romance of flaming youth, the children of the rich, and the jazz-mad age. (Print Ad- Steuben Courier, ((Bath, NY)) 1 February 1929)




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Did You Know?


The first film with Joan Crawford's named featured above the title. See more »


When Ann is at the top of the stairs watching the women scrub the floor at the bottom, her hair changes drastically between the medium shot of her and the following close-up. See more »


Ben Blaine: You want to taste all of life - don't you?
Diana 'Di' Medford: Yes - all! I want to hold out my hands and catch it - like the sunlight.
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Featured in Prohibition: A Nation of Hypocrites (2011) See more »


Lonely Little Bluebird
Written by Harry M. Woods
Sung by an offscreen tenor as Beatrice and Norman neck
Reprised by an offscreen woman after Norman angrily leaves his house
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Wouldst fling a hoof with me?
4 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Silent movie with music soundtrack is best known today for being the movie that made Joan Crawford a star. She's good here but shown up by Anita Page, whose drunken histrionics provide the movie with its life. The lack of vocal dialogue greatly helps the presence of Johnny Mack Brown, possessor of one of the worst Southern accents the big screen ever saw. First half hour is a little tedious. It's a series of scattered scenes showing flappers hoofing it up and bickering with their mothers who don't want them to be tramps. The rest of the film deals with love triangle between Crawford, Mack, and Page. The over-the-top ending is the best part. Good for curiosity's sake.

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Release Date:

1 September 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Dancing Daughters See more »

Filming Locations:

Pebble Beach, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$178,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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