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Dancers in the Dark (1932)

Passed | | Drama | 11 March 1932 (USA)
A bandleader tries to romance a dancer by sending her boyfriend, a musician, out of town. However, things get complicated when he finds out that a gangster has designs on her too.

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David Burton

Writers:

James Ashmore Creelman (play), Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Miriam Hopkins ... Gloria Bishop
Jack Oakie ... Duke Taylor
William Collier Jr. ... Floyd Stevens
Eugene Pallette ... Gus
Lyda Roberti ... Fanny Zabowolski
George Raft ... Louie Brooks
Maurice Black ... Max
DeWitt Jennings ... Police Sergeant McGroody
Paul Fix ... Benny
Eduardo Durant Eduardo Durant ... Orchestra Leader
Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band ... Musical Ensemble
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A bandleader tries to romance a dancer by sending her boyfriend, a musician, out of town. However, things get complicated when he finds out that a gangster has designs on her too.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dançando no Escuro See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Duke Taylor: This little number's written especially for Mahatma Gandhi; it's called "The Bed Sheet of Today may be the Tuxedo of Tomorrow".
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Soundtracks

Jazz Nocturne
(uncredited)
Music by Dana Suesse
Played during the opening credits
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I Can't Get Enough Of Miriam Hopkins
14 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

At a taxi-dancing joint, Miriam Hopkins and saxophonist William Collier Jr. are in love. His pal, Jack Oakie, knows she has a past with other men -- including him -- and tries to break them up. Meanwhile, hood George Raft shows up, wants to renew his relationship with Hopkins.

I'm a sucker for Miriam Hopkins, and the more I see of her Paramount pictures, the more I fall under her spell. Even though her singing is obviously lip-synced to some uncredited singer, she has me convinced she's a girl with a past who's really in love.

Not that she's alone in this. Oakie is very solid in his role, and George Raft as the sleazy hood who causes all the trouble is good. He'd be better elsewhere, of course, but he does a bit of his coin-flipping bit that he would exploit in at least three other movies. The result is a big, noisy, messy story, whose moving parts all work well.


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