Dancing Lady

Dancing Lady

Director: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone

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Overview

Dancing Lady

Virtually everybody except President Roosevelt was in the lavish MGM backstage musical Dancing Lady. Joan Crawford stars as Janie Barlow, an impoverished dancer reduced to working in a seedy Manhattan burlesque house. While on a slumming party with his society friend, wealthy young Tod Newton (Franchot Tone) spots Janie in the burleycue chorus line and immediately falls in love with her. When the joint is raided, Tod pays Janie's bail, but she resists his entreaties to become his mistress, promising instead to pay back every cent she owes him "honestly." With Tod's help, Janie is able to secure work in a big-time Broadway musical being staged by Patch Gallegher (Clark Gable), who is certain that the girl is an untalented opportunist and does everything he can to sabotage her audition. When he realizes that the girl "has something," he refuses to admit it but does, grudgingly, hire her for the show. Through a combination of skill and damned hard work, Janie ends up as the star of the show, whereupon Tod, worried that he'll lose the girl to the Great White Way, buys the show and promptly closes it. But Janie, who's fallen in love with Patch, teams with her new sweetheart to restage the show with their own meager savings -- and surprise of surprises, it's a smash hit. Truly an embarrassment of riches, Dancing Lady introduced Fred Astaire to the movie-going public, solidified the popularity of MGM's new tenor Nelson Eddy, and offered a wide berth for the comedy antics of Ted Healy and his Three Stooges -- Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine (Larry, performing his role in a Jewish dialect, has a wonderful double-take bit with a jigsaw puzzle which turns out to be a portrait of Adolf Hitler). As a bonus, the film offers spectacular musical production numbers, not to mention the enduring song hit "Everything I Have is Yours."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2017
UPC: 0888574474690
Original Release: 1933
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 10,635

Special Features

2 Vintage Musical Shorts: Plane Nuts with Ted Healy and The Three Stooges and Roast Beef & Movies with Curly Howard; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Janie Barlow
Clark Gable Patch Gallagher
Franchot Tone Tod Newton
May Robson Dolly Todhunter
Winnie Lightner Rosette Henrietta La Rue
Fred Astaire Himself
Robert Benchley Ward King
Ted Healy Steve
Gloria Foy Vivian Warner
Art Jarrett Art
Grant Mitchell Jasper Bradley, Sr.
Maynard Holmes Jasper Bradley, Jr.
Nelson Eddy Himself
Curly Howard Stooge #1
Moe Howard Stooge #2
Larry Fine Stooge #3/Pianist
Sterling Holloway Pinky the Author
Jean Howard Girl in Tod's Entourage
Pat Somerset Tod's Friend
Charles Williams Man Arrested in Burlesque House
Charles Sullivan Cabby
Larry Steers First Nighter
C. Montague Shaw First Nighter
John Sheehan Author's Pal
Charles Wilson Club Manager
Matt McHugh Marcia's Agent
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Cafe Extra
Ferdinand Gottschalk Judge
Frank S. Hagney Cop
Lynn Bari Chorus Girl
Jack Baxley Barker
Stanley Blystone Traffic Cop
Cecil Cunningham Miss Allen
Florine McKinney Grace Newton
Marion Weldon Chorus Girl
Eve Arden Marcia the "Southern" Actress
Harry C. Bradley Author's Pal

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Harold Adamson Score Composer
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Margaret Booth Editor
Nacio Herb Brown Score Composer
John W. Considine Associate Producer
Dorothy Fields Score Composer
Arthur Freed Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Lorenz Hart Score Composer
Burton Lane Score Composer
Sammy Lee Choreography
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Jimmy McHugh Score Composer
Henry Oliver Set Decoration/Design
Harry Oliver Art Director
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Eddie Prinz Choreography
Merrill Pye Production Designer
Alan Rivkin Screenwriter
Richard Rodgers Score Composer
Zelda Sears Screenwriter
David O. Selznick Producer
Louis Silvers Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Slavko Vorkapich Special Effects
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
P.J. Wolfson Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dancing Lady
1. Credits [1:04]
2. Hold Your Man [3:42]
3. Night Court [3:37]
4. Going Uptown [5:19]
5. Pursuing Gallagher [4:05]
6. No Gentleman [1:39]
7. Friend of the Family [4:08]
8. Helping the Lady Out [2:59]
9. Gotta Dance [3:01]
10. Tod's Show [1:27]
11. Everything I Have Is Yours [4:37]
12. Gym Workout [3:41]
13. Country Swim [4:14]
14. Tod's Proposal [2:39]
15. Rewrite Needed [4:04]
16. Top Spot [2:11]
17. My Dancing Lady [2:14]
18. Mr. Astaire; Collapse [4:37]
19. Closing Notice [3:09]
20. Better Luck with His Show [4:04]
21. Homesick in Cuba [1:26]
22. The Buyout [2:53]
23. Same in Any Language [3:09]
24. Getting Him On His Feet [1:52]
25. Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here [3:48]
26. Let's Go Bavarian [2:38]
27. Rhythm of the Day [4:23]
28. Kaleidoscope Cuties [1:32]
29. Her Racket and Her Man [3:14]
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0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [16:15]

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Dancing Lady 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
livingstonBF More than 1 year ago
I really loved the movie...I enjoyed watching the chemistry between Joan Crawford and Clark Gable! Joan Crawford is a incrediable actress!