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Dancing Lady (1933)

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A struggling dancer (Joan Crawford) is working in a burlesque house until a wealthy man (Franchot Tone) catches her act. He convinces the makers of the picture he is bankrolling to let her have a shot, despite the protests of its director (Clark Gable). She works hard, though, and soon finds herself a star. Fred Astaire and the Three Stooges make cameo appearances.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Studio:
MGM

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Cast

Joan Crawford
as Janie Barlow
Clark Gable
as Patch Gallagher
Franchot Tone
as Tod Newton
May Robson
as Dolly Todhunter - Tod's Grandmother
Fred Astaire
as Himself
Nelson Eddy
as Himself
Winnie Lightner
as Rosette Henrietta La Rue
Robert Benchley
as Ward King
Ted Healy
as Steve
Moe Howard
as Three Stooge
Jerry 'Curly' Howard
as Three Stooge
Larry Fine
as Three Stooge
Gloria Foy
as Vivian Warner
Maynard Holmes
as Jasper Bradley Jr.
Curly Howard
as Stooge #1
Sterling Holloway
as Pinky, the Author
Florine McKinney
as Grace Newton
Bonita Barker
as Chorus Girl
Jean Howard
as Girl in Tod's Entourage
Dale Dean
as Chorus Girl
Shirley Aranson
as Chorus Girl
Katharine Barnes
as Chorus Girl
Lynn Bari
as Chorus Girl
Jack Baxley
as Barker
Pat Somerset
as Tod's Friend
Charles Williams
as Man Arrested in Burlesque House
Eve Arden
as Marcia, the `Southern' Actress
Matt McHugh
as Marcia's Agent
Harry C. Bradley
as Author's Pal
John Sheehan
as Author's Pal
Stanley Blystone
as Traffic Cop
Charles C. Wilson
as Club Manager
Cecil Cunningham
as Miss Allen
Marion Weldon
as Chorus Girl
Larry Steers
as First Nighter
C. Montague Shaw
as First Nighter
Grant Mitchell
as Bradley Sr.
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Critic Reviews for Dancing Lady

All Critics (2)

Spectacular, stylized finale is big plus for backstage musical.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Classic Film and Television

A quintessential Joan Crawford Depression-era backstage melodrama, in which she plays an ambitious showgirl torn between Franchot Tone and Gable.

Full Review… | November 25, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Dancing Lady

What an absolute delight. This little gem from 1933 has not gotten anywhere near the acclaim it deserves. If you're a fan of 1930s American cinema (and who isn't?), you have to put "Dancing Lady" on your list. I enjoyed every second of it. I'd even go so far as to say it's my new favorite early-30s movie.

William Dunmyer
William Dunmyer

Super Reviewer

A good cast, but an average story of dance and romance between show people and rich people. It wasn't all that interesting, but it's an okay movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I LOVE CLARK GABLE! He's such a CUTIE!!

Morgan Salem
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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