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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 Bonar Colleano ... Alec
Douglas Barr Douglas Barr ... Peter
Fred Johnson 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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Details

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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Although Hy Hazell isn't given a credit for her bit part in this film, she is credited as the singer of the song especially written for it. See more »

Soundtracks

POST HORN BOOGIE
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Ted Heath
Orchestrated by Reg Owen
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Incite into Life in Post War Britain
14 December 2005 | by andwagsSee all my reviews

This post war film is one I watched with Len Colyer whose name you can see in the credits as one of the professional dancers backing up the actors in their competition scenes.

The film isn't one I would recommend seeing twice but if you are interested in history and want to see what life is like for people in England after the country was torn apart then the film will hold your attention for it's short duration.

The drama in the film is of course melodramatic and over the top but that can also be an attractive element to those of us that wish life to be dramatically over the top and more complicated then it actually is.

Worth a watch if you get a chance, but harder the second time around.


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