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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

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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 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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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Soundtracks

St. Louis Blues
(uncredited)
Written by W.C. Handy
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Taxi Dancers and gangsters
22 November 2004 | by jennyp-2See all my reviews

Jack Oakie is a band leader at a dance hall who is worried that his best friend (William Collier), the band's saxophonist, is getting in over his head with taxi dancer Miriam Hopkins. Oakie arranges for Collier to get hired by another band in order to get him out of town for a month, hoping this will cool down the affair. In the ensuing month, gangster George Raft shows up with designs on Hopkins and Oakie himself starts falling for the dame. There's a shoot-out at the end and some great music throughout, including 'St. Louis Blues' as sung by Hopkins. Lyda Roberti is fun as Fanny Zobowolski who puts the moves on a reluctant Eugene Palette. Viewed at Cinesation in Massillon Ohio, October 2004.


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