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A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
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Lucky Garnett
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Penny Carroll
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Pop Cardetti
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Mabel Anderson
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Gordon
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Margaret Watson
Georges Metaxa ...
Ricky Romero
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Roulette Player (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ...
Second Stagehand (uncredited)
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First Stagehand (uncredited)
Bill Brande ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Dancer in 'The Way You Look Tonight' Number (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Nightclub Diner (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Thomas A. Curran ...
Man in New York Street (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Edmunds ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Watsons' Maid (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'The Way You Look Tonight' Number (uncredited)
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Muggsy (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Eric Lacanistram (uncredited)
Frank Hammond ...
Train Ticket Seller (uncredited)
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Dice Raymond (uncredited)
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First Minister (uncredited)
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Red - Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Joyce ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Nightclub Diner (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
David Mcdonald ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Nightclub Diner (uncredited)
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Roulette Stickman (uncredited)
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Nightclub Diner (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ...
Roulette Player (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ...
Second Minister (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'The Way You Look Tonight' Number (uncredited)
Ted O'Shea ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Jean Perry ...
Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Joey Ray ...
Announcer (uncredited)
Abe Reynolds ...
Schmidt - the Tailor (uncredited)
Jack Rice ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ...
Romero's Butler (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Judge Watson (uncredited)
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Diner (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Al Simpson (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Stevens

Written by

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Howard Lindsay ... (screen play) and
Allan Scott ... (screen play)
 
Erwin S. Gelsey ... (from a story by) (as Erwin Gelsey)
 
Ben Holmes ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Rian James ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Anthony Veiller ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Dorothy Yost ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Pandro S. Berman ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Jerome Kern
Robert Russell Bennett ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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David Abel ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Henry Berman ... (edited by)

Art Direction by

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Van Nest Polglase

Costume Design by

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Bernard Newman ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louis Hippe ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louise Sloane ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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J.R. Crone ... production manager (uncredited)
Fred Fleck ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sydney M. Fogel ... second assistant director (uncredited)
W. Argyle Nelson ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Carroll Clark ... associate art director
John W. Harkrider ... "Silver Sandal" set by (as John Harkrider)
Darrell Silvera ... set dresser
Harry D'Arcy ... props (uncredited)
Kenneth J. Marstella ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George Marsh ... sound cutter
Hugh McDowell Jr. ... recordist
Eddie Harman ... assistant sound recordist (uncredited)
Clem Portman ... sound recordist (uncredited)
John E. Tribby ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Richard Van Hessen ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Vernon L. Walker ... photographic effects (as Vernon Walker)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Willard Barth ... assistant camera (uncredited)
S.H. Barton ... gaffer (uncredited)
Joseph F. Biroc ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Shorty Burton ... assistant grip (uncredited)
Jim Kirley ... grip (uncredited)
John Miehle ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Neff ... best boy (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Morris West ... assistant grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John W. Harkrider ... costumes: "Bojangles" (as John Harkrider)
Ray Camp ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Edith Clark ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Dorothy Fields ... lyrics by
Nathaniel Shilkret ... musical director
Robert Russell Bennett ... music arranger (uncredited)
Hal Borne ... additional music arranger (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson ... arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

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Hermes Pan ... dance director
Ann Coleman ... script clerk (uncredited)
Harry Cornbleth ... stand-in: Fred Astaire (uncredited)
Maurice Elliott ... stand-in (uncredited)
Ben Holmes ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Marie Osborne ... stand-in: Ginger Rogers (uncredited)
Helen Weber ... stand-in (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Lucky is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret by the other members of Pop's magic and dance act, and has to make $25000 to be allowed to marry her. He and Pop go to New York where they run into Penny, a dancing instructor. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted (till the end of the film at least!) by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricardo, the band leader who won't play for them to dance together. Written by Sebastian Gibbs

Plot Keywords
Taglines A Tune Swept Show of Love on the Go! See more »
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Also Known As
  • I Won't Dance (United States)
  • Never Gonna Dance (United States)
  • Sur les ailes de la danse (France)
  • En ales de la dansa (Spain, Catalan title)
  • En alas de la danza (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $886,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The climax of "Never Gonna Dance" took 47 takes in a single day and required many demanding spins of Ginger Rogers; her feet bled. See more »
Goofs In the scene at the New Amsterdam, when Lucky first gets out of the car, there is a large white mark on the seat of his coat. This is possibly because no-one brushed off his coat after a previous take of the same scene, in which he sits down on a "snow" covered bench. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Pick Yourself Up See more »
Quotes Penelope "Penny" Carrol: Listen. No one could teach you to dance in a million years. Take my advice and save your money!
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