We Were Dancing (1942)





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Strange but true: Norma Shearer turned down the title role in Mrs. Miniver to star instead in the insignificant trifle We Were Dancing. Loosely based on two Noel Coward playlets originally presented as part of the omnibus production Tonight at 8:30, the story concerns the romance between socialite Vicki Wilomirsky (Norma Shearer) and Nicki Prax (Melvyn Douglas), an impoverished baron who supports himself as a "professional guest." Nicki steals Vicki away from her stuffy attorney fiance Hubert Tyler (Lee Bowman), but their subsequent marriage comes to an end when Vicki spots Nicki in the arms of his ex-lover Linda Wayne (Gail Patrick). Returning to Tyler, Vicki is on the verge of a second marriage, when Nicki once again waltzes into her life?.and on and on it goes, where it will stop, nobody knows.
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Norma Shearer
as Vicki Wilomirsky
Melvyn Douglas
as Nicki Prax
Gail Patrick
as Linda Wayne
Lee Bowman
as Hubert Tyler
Marjorie Main
as Judge Sidney Hawkes
Reginald Owen
as Maj. Tyler-Blane
Alan Mowbray
as Grand Duke Basil
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Vanderlip
Sig Rumann
as Baron Prax
Dennis Hoey
as Prince Wilomirsky
Heather Thatcher
as Mrs. Tyler-Blane
Connie Gilchrist
as Olive Hansome
Florence Shirley
as Mrs. Charteris
Paul Porcasi
as Manager of Duquesne
John Piffle
as Dutchman
Lionel Pape
as Englishman
Philip Ahn
as Chinaman
Ottola Nesmith
as Mrs. Quimby
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Sandys
Thurston Hall
as Sen. Quimby
Douglas Wood
as Col. Sandys
Alan Napier
as Capt. Blackstone
Martin Turner
as Red Cap
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Bentley
Bryant Washburn
as Mr. Lambert
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Bentley
Helene Millard
as Mrs. Lambert
Florence Wix
as Sporting Woman
Alfred Hall
as Butler
Alex Callam
as Clerk
Dick Elliott
as Mr. Platt
Jessica Newcombe
as Mrs. Platt
Betty Hayward
as Debutante
John Roche
as Mr. Fox
Duncan Renaldo
as Sam Estrella
Russell Hicks
as Bryce-Carew
Norma Varden
as Mrs. Bryce-Carew
Anthony Marsh
as Tommy Brooke
George H. Reed
as Butler at Blane's House
Willy Castello
as Felucci
Emmett Vogan
as Bailiff
Polly Bailey
as Flower Woman
Tim Ryan
as Traffic Cop
Harold Minjir
as Beverly
Ian Wolfe
as Reggie
Barlowe Borland
as McDonough
Richard Alexander
as Moving Man
Alex Pollard
as Ransome's Butler
Jacques Vanaire
as Beverly's Assistant
Gino Corrado
as Headwaiter in Inn
Esther Michelson
as Headwaiter's Wife
Meeka Aldrich
as Housemaid
Henry Roquemore
as Mr. Ransome
Charles Sullivan
as Train Announcer
Bill Fisher
as Train Conductor
John Holland
as Friend
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Fluffy nonsense but well played and amusing.

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I couldn't stop watching, I guess it made me want to believe in the impossible...although I guess with some ppl its not impossible but a reality. its a great movie

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