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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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Included as an extra on the 'Double Wedding' DVD, disc 3 of the 'TCM Spotlight: Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection'. See more »

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Pointless mini-musical short is clumsily executed...
29 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

You have to wonder, what were they thinking? Here we have a musical short that turns out to be about a woman dentist and her all female staff of briefly attired technicians dealing with a man who claims he has a loose tooth that requires immediate attention. He ends up given gas while they go to work on him--all for a fee of $10.

Very quaint. When was the last time you spent $10 at the dentist? It's more than quaint. It's clumsily executed with no real grace or style, the highlight being a song called "Dancing on the Ceiling" which he imagines when he's under treatment, and another little ditty called "See Your Dentist Once A Day".

Summing up: Harmless but pointless with silly plot device poorly executed.


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