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Dancing on the Ceiling (1937)

Approved | | Musical, Short | 2 January 1937 (USA)
A young man follows a pretty girl into her office, which turns out to be a musical dentist office. Cute chorus girls attend to the many male customers, and the girl the young man was ... See full summary »

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Mary Jo Mathews ... Dr. Suzette Welling
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A young man follows a pretty girl into her office, which turns out to be a musical dentist office. Cute chorus girls attend to the many male customers, and the girl the young man was following is revealed to be the dentist. She gives the young man anesthetic gas and he dreams the dentist and her troupe of nurses are dancing on the ceiling. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Different..That's For Sure
30 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Dancing on the Ceiling (1937)

** (out of 4)

Minor musical short from MGM has got to have one of the silliest set ups in film history. A man with a loose tooth walks into a dentist office and sees that the dentist is a woman as is all of her assistance. They give him some gas and then it's off to the music as a big dance hall breaks out. The entire gimmick is that the songs and dance moves are built around what you would see or do at a dentist office. This includes teeth pulling items, gas and various other goodies. This film certainly isn't any good because the direction of the musical numbers are rather bland and the songs are weak but at the same time I couldn't take my eyes off the screen because you never knew what was going to happen next. This isn't a film you should seek out but if you come across it on TCM and have nine-minutes to kill you might want to give it a quick peak.


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