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The Dancing Masters (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 19 November 1943 (USA)
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Two bumbling dance teachers help an awkward inventor sell his new invention and facilitate his romance with a beautiful socialite.

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair (as Mal St. Clair)

Writers:

Scott Darling (screen play) (as W. Scott Darling), George Bricker (suggested by a story by)
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Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Trudy Marshall ... Trudy Harlan
Robert Bailey ... Grant Lawrence
Matt Briggs ... Wentworth Harlan
Margaret Dumont ... Louise Harlan
Allan Lane ... George Worthing
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The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Prop newspaper with headline announcing demonstration of Professor Gorp's new invention used again in 1948 Twentieth Century-Fox Picture "The Street With No Name". See more »

Goofs

When the bricks begin to rhythmically hit Hardy on the head, the sound effect can be heard prior to the bricks making contact. See more »

Quotes

Stan Laurel: The harder they fall, the bigger I am!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robert Mitchum/Simply Red (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Amaryllis
(uncredited)
air attributed to Louis XIII roi de France and Baltasar de Beaujoyeulx
Composed by Henri Ghys (1872)
Played at the dancing school
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along with THE BULLFIGHTERS, their best since Roach
1 November 2014 | by beauzeeSee all my reviews

crazy storyline, disjointed scenes..but that never stopped them before.

they run a Dance Studio and the opening scenes are good: Hardy kicking up his heels in a beautifully lit sequence, Stan defying gravity doing his trademark "Pelican dance". their best scene in years involves Robert Mitchum and hood buddy sellin' 'em insurance or ELSE! too bad, and how depressing, though, to watch opportunity after opportunity go by..and here they are even given a cast! Margaret Dumont! Charles Rogers! Daphne Pollard! (the lady who played Hardy's wife in THICKER THAN WATER)...even the guy who later did the voice for Mr. Ed! newcomer/model Trudy Marshall is a-OK, too. why not have Dumont the owner of the studio, constantly confused and exasperated by the decidedly unmethodical Stan and Ollie? all L & H fans should watch this once in a while, despite the flaws.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1943 (USA) See more »

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A Matter of Money See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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