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Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

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Release Date: Feb 21, 1931 Wide

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Joan Crawford and William Bakewell play the spoiled-rotten grown children of stockbroker William Holden. When Wall Street lays its famous egg in 1929, Crawford and Bakewell find that they can no longer pursue their flamboyant lifestyle (for example, they'll have to put a moratorium on the sort of "lingerie parties" with which this film opens). Crawford gets a newspaper job, while Bakewell ties up with vicious bootlegger Clark Gable. When Gable is implicated in the murder of seven gangsters (a

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A wonderful little film on its own, but it's also a handy little primer of early-1930s genre conventions.

August 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
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Beaumont directed this preposterous MGM melodrama, starring Joan Crawford as a rich girl, just before Clark Gable became a star and thus could still play a gangsters

August 4, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Briskly made pre-Code melodrama.

October 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Early Crawford vehicle is decent film with a tough outlook but Joan hadn't quite adapted fully from silents into sound and does a great deal of eye popping to express emotion. She looks sensational though.
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