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Dancing Feet (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 20 January 1936 (USA)
Peyton Wells (Ben Lyon) rescues Judy Jones (Joan Marsh) from a very dull young man, at a sedate party given for her by her multi-millionaire grandfather Silas P. Jones (Purnell Pratt.) Judy... See full summary »


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Jerome Chodorov (screenplay) (as Jerry Chodorov), Olive Cooper (screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Lyon ... Peyton Wells
Joan Marsh ... Judy Jones
Edward J. Nugent ... Jimmy Cassidy (as Eddie Nugent)
Isabel Jewell ... Mabel Henry
James Burke ... Phil Moore
Purnell Pratt ... Silas P. Jones
Vince Barnett ... Willoughby
Nick Condos Nick Condos ... Speciality Dancer
Herbert Rawlinson ... Oliver Groves
Lillian Harmer ... Aggie
Herbert Corthell Herbert Corthell ... Jenkins
James P. Burtis ... Stupe (as Jim Burtis)
Harry C. Bradley ... Hotel Assistant Manager
Cy Kendall ... Hotel Detective
Lynton Brent ... Hotel Clerk
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Peyton Wells (Ben Lyon) rescues Judy Jones (Joan Marsh) from a very dull young man, at a sedate party given for her by her multi-millionaire grandfather Silas P. Jones (Purnell Pratt.) Judy refuses to accompany Peyton on a slumming trip to a cheap dance hall, and Peyton dances with several of the dowagers and tells them that Silas is practically dying of scarlet fever. The guests hastily depart and Joan joins Peyton at the Dreamland Dance Hall. She is mistaken by Jimmy Cassidy (Edward J. Nugent) as one of the hostesses and decides to dance with him as a lark. One thing follows another and Judy gets disinherited and takes a job at the dance hall through Jimmy and his friend Mabel(Isabel Jewell.) Jimmy confides to Judy his ambition to become a dance instructor over the radio and Judy decides to help him but can't get the needed financial backing. She gets Peyton to front the money, promising him she will reconsider his offer of marriage if Jimmy's plan fails. The dance school of the air... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Two nitrate prints of this film survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and neither one is listed for preservation. See more »


Remade as Melody and Moonlight (1940) See more »


Every Time I Look at You
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
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Lots of great dancing from excellent cast, however ...
17 November 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Other than the strange idea of dance lessons over the radio, this is both a lot of fun and a picture to admire for the talent of a superlative cast.

Bios here at IMDb don't mention that Eddie Nugent and the adorable Joan Marsh are pretty darn good dancers. That's puzzling to me.

But dancing is as much a part of the plot here as is the poor little rich girl trying to make her own way in life to show her grand-father she can.

Joan Marsh, to repeat, is adorable. She is a lovely lady just to look at, and her facial and body movements show her to be extremely talented.

Eddie Nugent is listed first in the on-screen credits, though Ben Lyons leads here at IMDb, and he is certainly better known.

I was not at all familiar with Nugent or Marsh, but now I will look for more of their work.

Isabel Jewell is the second female lead and, as usual, she always gets our attention, in every one of her scenes. She is a real icon of movies of this era, with a wonderful voice and tons of talent.

This is light entertainment, not trying to send any message or to be a classic motion picture, but it is so charming and so much fun to watch, it will be watchable perhaps long after some of the classics and alleged classics wear out their audiences.

There is a good version at YouTube and I highly recommend "Dancing Feet."

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Release Date:

20 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenesia di danze See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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