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Dancing Lady (1933)

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

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Dolly Todhunter - Tod's Grandmother
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Ward King
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Art Jarrett (as Art Jarrett)
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Storyline

Janie lives to dance and will dance anywhere, even stripping in a burlesque house. Tod Newton, the rich playboy, discovers her there and helps her get a job in a real Broadway musical being directed by Patch. Tod thinks he can get what he wants from Janie, Patch thinks Janie is using her charms rather than talent to get to the top, and Janie thinks Patch is the greatest. Steve, the stage manager, has the Three Stooges helping him manage all the show girls. Fred Astaire and Nelson Eddy make appearances as famous Broadway personalities. Written by Lisa Grable <grable@unity.ncsu.edu>

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24 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A táncoló hölgy  »

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$923,055 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eve Arden has a bit part in the film. In one memorable scene, she plays an actress faking a Southern accent. Twelve years later she and Joan Crawford teamed for the noir classic Mildred Pierce (1945), which won Crawford a Best Actress Oscar and Arden a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. See more »

Goofs

Ted Healy's Three Stooges have small parts in the movie as stage hands. 28 minutes into the film Larry asks Moe, "How are you in the country?" Moe slaps Larry, at which time a large bridge or other dental appliance shoots out of Larry's mouth, bounces off of Curly and falls to the floor. None of the other cast members seem to notice. Kudos to Larry for staying in character and continuing to deliver his lines, thus saving the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Girl with Tod: I don't like the looks of this place Todd.
Tod Newton: Ah, come on. You'll get a lot of laughs.
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Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here
(1933)
(In the credits as "Heigh Ho")
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire (uncredited), Joan Crawford (uncredited) and chorus
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It's the Deco that makes this movie!
25 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times and....and...and let me put it to you this way--Joan's a knockout, Gable's a stud, Tone has a playboy tone, but if you really want to get into the essence of this movie, look at the sets throughout the movie. It's Art Deco at it's extreme best.

Two stunning examples are a spherical stoplight that stops and goes as it turns and a mirrored conical carousel. This makes you think it's the future. The streamlining definitely matches the richness of the Broadway elite and the Broadway-bound (until they become Hollywood-bound, then it gets better.)

The Deco definitely matches the stars.


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