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When a troupe of danseuses becomes unemployed, one of them takes up burlesque dancing while another dreams of performing ballet.

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Judy O'Brien
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Jimmy Harris
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Bubbles
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Elinor Harris
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Steve Adams
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Madame Lydia Basilova
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Sally
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Miss Olmstead
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Dwarfie Humblewinger
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Judge
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Hoboken Gent
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Bailey #1
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Bailey #2
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Dolly
Lola Jensen ...
Daisy
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Mrs. Simpson
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Puss in Boots
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The Ballerina (as Vivian Fay)
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Caesar (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Fitch (as Erno Verebes)
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Plainclothesman at Palais Royale (uncredited)
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Policeman at Palais Royale (uncredited)
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Burlesk House Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Burlesk House Spectator (uncredited)
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Reporter Calling Elinor (uncredited)
Leo Cleary ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Claude - Harris' Valet (uncredited)
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Reporter in Hallway (uncredited)
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Gino - Club Ferdinand Waiter (uncredited)
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Night Court Bailiff (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Paul Fung ...
Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Reporter at Taxi (uncredited)
Lew Hicks ...
Grumpy Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Photographer in Hallway (uncredited)
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Reporter at Taxi (uncredited)
Jeanne Lafayette ...
Nanette - Elinor's Maid (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Burlesk House Spectator (uncredited)
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Otto - the Fat Man (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Man Booing Judy (uncredited)
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Jimmy's Friend in Nightclub (uncredited)
Pat Moriarty ...
Night Court Guard (uncredited)
Philip Morris ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Dissaproving Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Burlesk House Spectator (uncredited)
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Plainclothesman at Palais Royale (uncredited)
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Patron of Palais Royale (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Plainclothesman at Palais Royale (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Renay ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Palais Royale Manager (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Ruth Seeley ...
Dimples (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
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Night Court Spectator (uncredited)
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Bailey Brothers' Barker (uncredited)
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Bailey Brothers' Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Mary (uncredited)
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Jane (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dorothy Arzner
Roy Del Ruth ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Tess Slesinger ... (screen play) and
Frank Davis ... (screen play)
 
Vicki Baum ... (story)

Produced by

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Harry E. Edington ... executive producer
Erich Pommer ... producer

Music by

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Edward Ward ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Russell Metty ... director of photography
Joseph H. August ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Robert Wise

Art Direction by

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Van Nest Polglase

Set Decoration by

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Darrell Silvera ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Edward Stevenson ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James H. Anderson ... assistant director

Art Department

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Alfred Herman ... associate art director (as Al Herman)

Sound Department

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Hugh McDowell Jr. ... recordist

Special Effects by

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects

Music Department

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Edward Ward ... musical director
Wally Heglin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gene Rose ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Ernst Matray ... dances staged by
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  • RCA (sound recording system)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Taglines Heartbreak Behind Gayety of a Girly-Girl Show! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chantez, dansez, mes belles! (France)
  • Balla, noia, balla (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Baila, muchacha, baila (Spain)
  • A Vida é uma Dança (Brazil)
  • Bailar es mi destino (Mexico)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Lucille Ball and Maureen O'Hara became inseparable friends while shooting this film, and remained lifelong friends until Ball's death in 1989. O'Hara was having lunch with her when Ball first saw her future husband Desi Arnaz. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
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Quotes Judy O'Brien: Go on, laugh, get your money's worth. No-one's going to hurt you. I know you want me to tear my clothes off so you can look your fifty cents' worth. Fifty cents for the privilege of staring at a girl the way your wives won't let you. What do you suppose we think of you up here with your silly smirks your mothers would be ashamed of? We know it'd the thing of the moment for the dress suits to come and laugh at us too. We'd laugh right back at the lot of you, only we're paid to let you sit there and roll your eyes and make your screamingly clever remarks. What's it for? So you can go home when the show's over, strut before your wives and sweethearts and play at being the stronger sex for a minute? I'm sure they see through you. I'm sure they see through you just like we do!
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