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Dance Hall (1950)

Approved | | Drama | June 1950 (UK)
Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall.

Director:

Charles Crichton

Writers:

E.V.H. Emmett (original screenplay), Diana Morgan (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Parry ... Eve
Jane Hylton ... Mary
Diana Dors ... Carole
Petula Clark ... Georgie
Donald Houston ... Phil
Bonar Colleano ... Alec
Douglas Barr Douglas Barr ... Peter
Fred Johnson ... Mr. Wilson
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Wilson
Dandy Nichols ... Mrs. Crabtree
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Manager
James Carney James Carney ... Mike
Kay Kendall ... Doreen
Eunice Gayson ... Mona
Grace Arnold ... Mrs. Bennett
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Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Le démon de la danse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shooting started with Dermot Walsh in the part of Alec, but he was dropped after the first couple of scenes as he didn't come across as an over bearing character which was what was wanted. He did a conversation scene with Donald Houston and Natasha Parry grouped together. He was replaced by Bonar Colleano. See more »

Soundtracks

POST HORN BOOGIE
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Ted Heath
Orchestrated by Reg Owen
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Wonder what it would be like if they remade it today?
10 July 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I suppose that you could call this a blast from the past.The time when women were supposed to be chaste not chased,and knew their place in the home.As a big band enthusiast I have to say that the most interesting aspect of the film is seeing Geraldo and Ted Heath in their prime.I did know Geraldo's widow and she had all of his 78 records safely stored away.This was really the swan song of that era.Within a few years the only big band leader left was Billy Cotton.He kept his musicians in full employment and died almost broke.I used to drive past Hammersmith Palais and when that closed an era ended.One of the aspects of life not specifically mentioned in the film was rationing on food and clothing.When Donald Houston opens all those tins he could have been eating a week's worth of rations.Also the parent's would have had to go into their clothing ration to buy the dress for Petula Clarke,so she would have been doubly upset.


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