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Our Dancing Daughters
     

Our Dancing Daughters

Director: Harry Beaumont,

Cast: Harry Beaumont, Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian

 
Even those who can't recall the plot of the silent Our Dancing Daughters (and there admittedly isn't much to remember) can never forget the indelible images of Joan Crawford tearing loose with one Charleston after another. Since everyone in the film is rich, the wild parties that dominate Our Dancing Daughters are played out in the biggest mansions this

Overview

Even those who can't recall the plot of the silent Our Dancing Daughters (and there admittedly isn't much to remember) can never forget the indelible images of Joan Crawford tearing loose with one Charleston after another. Since everyone in the film is rich, the wild parties that dominate Our Dancing Daughters are played out in the biggest mansions this side of Windsor castle. Jazz-baby Crawford is actually a good girl despite her hedonistic lifestyle. She wants to marry young millionaire Johnny Mack Brown, but he is tricked into marriage by deceitful Anita Page. After drinking herself blotto at a party, Anita brags about her subterfuge, then conveniently tumbles down a long flight of stairs to her death ("Poor little rich girl" is the general consensus of opinion amongst the many servants, though few in the audience are shedding any tears). Thus, Crawford is able at last to link up with Brown, presumably to live happily ever after. Released with synchronized music and sound effects, Our Dancing Daughters manages to convey the "noise" of the Roaring '20s without sound, relying instead on inserted shots of art-deco statuary and the bubbling-over performance of Joan Crawford in the role that made her a star. Crawford was reunited with her Dancing Daughters co-stars Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian in two follow-up films (not sequels), Our Modern Maidens (1929) and Our Blushing Brides (1930).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2010
UPC:
0883316276655
Original Release:
1928
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
14,268

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Diana Medford
Johnny Mack Brown Ben Black
Dorothy Sebastian Beatrice
Anita Page Ann
Kathlyn Williams Ann's Mother
Nils Asther Norman
Eddie Nugent Freddie
Huntly Gordon Diana's father
Evelyn Hall Freddie's mother
Sam de Grasse Freddie's father
Eddie Quillan Actor
Dorothy Cumming Anne's mother

Technical Credits
Harry Beaumont Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
David Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Josephine Lovett Screenwriter
Hunt Stromberg Producer

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