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The Unfinished Dance (1948)





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An aspiring ballerina begins following a prima ballerina hoping that she will become her replacement. Unfortunately, another dancer is chosen, causing the determined twinkle-toes to cause a little accident to destroy the usurper's career. It works and the hapless ballerina's career is destroyed. In the end, the conniving one atones for her treachery and the two become fast friends. Danny Thomas makes his feature film debut in this musical.
Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Warner Home Video

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Margaret O'Brien
as 'Meg' Merlin
Cyd Charisse
as Mlle. Ariane Bouchet
Danny Thomas
as Mr. Paneros
Thurston Hall
as Mr. Ronsell
Harry Hayden
as Murphy
Connie Cornell
as Phyllis
Ruth Brady
as Miss Merlin
Charles Gradstreet
as Fred Carleton
Ann Codee
as Mme. Borodin
Gregory Gaye
as Jacques Lacoste
Charles Bradstreet
as Fred Carleton
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Critic Reviews for The Unfinished Dance

All Critics (2)

The Hollywood version reduces the great French film to standard fare.

Full Review… | August 30, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[Margaret] O'Brien imbues [her character] with the rawness and roughness of a child in need of direction, but her fortitude is never in doubt.

Full Review… | May 12, 2014
Film Comment Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Unfinished Dance


Dark, melodramatic MGM musical drama with Margaret O'Brien as a creepy little girl and Cyd Charisse (gorgeous in Technicolor) dancing several ballet excerpts including David Rose's "Holiday for Strings." Film debut of Danny Thomas.

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