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Ten Cents a Dance (1931)

Ten Cents a Dance (1931)





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Ten cents a dance, that's what they pay her -- "her" being downtrodden taxi dancer Barbara (Barbara Stanwyck). The only thing Barbara sells is her time, or at least that's the story she gives her jellyfish husband Eddie (Monroe Owsley). But when wealthy Carlton (Ricardo Cortez) starts making goo-goo eyes at Barbara, Eddie accuses his wife of infidelity. This, in Eddie's mind, provides him with an adequate excuse to steal money from Carlton, which action leads to the no-good husband's downfall. Barbara's fate is more merciful: she ends up with Carlton, with whom she has fallen in love.


Barbara Stanwyck
as Barbara O'Neill
Monroe Owsley
as Eddie Miller
Ricardo Cortez
as Bradley Carlton
Victor Potel
as Smith, the Sailor
Olive Tell
as Mrs. Carlton
Al Hill
as Jones, the Sailor
Pat Harmon
as Casey, the Bouncer
Martha Sleeper
as Nancy Clark
Olive Hill
as Mrs. Carlton in Photo
Blanche Frederici
as Mrs. Blanchard
David Newell
as Ralph Clark
Sidney Bracey
as Wilson, Carlton's Butler
Harry Todd
as Mr. Carney
Aggie Herring
as Mrs. Carney
Hal Price
as Doorman
Bess Flowers
as Bridge Player
Ernie Alexander
as Elevator Operator
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Barbara's worth the price of admission, even if the theater ticket price is more than ten cents.

January 20, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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