Lucille Ball Film Collection

Lucille Ball Film Collection

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Overview

Lucille Ball Film Collection

Based on a story by Vicki Baum (of Grand Hotel) fame, Dance, Girl, Dance finds innocent young Judy (Maureen O'Hara) journeying to the Big Apple in hopes of gaining fame as a classical dancer. Instead she ends up as the "stooge" for raucous strip-tease artist Bubbles (Lucille Ball), who attempts to perform ballet before leering, catcalling, unappreciative burlesque audiences. There's little love lost between Judy and Bubbles, especially when both girls fall for playboy Jimmy Harris (Louis Hayward), a rivalry that culminates in a hair-pulling, eye-scratching cat fight. Eventually, Harris's ex-wife (Virginia Field) reels him back in, and Judy is hired by ballet producer and entrepreneur Steve Adams (Ralph Bellamy). In recent years, Dance, Girl, Dance has been canonized as a feminist manifesto, due to the fact that Dorothy Arzner was the director and because of Maureen O'Hara's climactic burlesque-house speech, in which she lambastes the male spectators for their puerile chauvinism. It should be noted, however, that Arzner became director only after Roy Del Ruth pulled out of the project. Uncertain how to promote the film, RKO Radio elected to sneak it into its first-run houses without fanfare, and the result was a $400,000 loss for the studio.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2007
UPC: 0085391134220
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Letterbox, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 8:29:00

Special Features

Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) includes the comedy short Just a Cute Kid and the cartoon Malibu Beach Party, both from 1940; The Big Street ('42) includes the musical short Calling All Girls and the cartoon The Hep Cat, both from '42; Du Barry Was A Lady ('43) includes MGM's Pete Smith Specialty short Seeing Hands, the MGM cartoon Bah Wilderness (both '43), and a theatrical trailer; Critic's Choice (1963) includes the Warner Bros. comedy short Calling All Tars with Bob Hope ('35), the Warner Bros. cartoon Now Hear This ('63), and a theatrical trailer; Mame (1974) includes the vintage featurette "Lucky Mame" and a theatrical trailer.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Actress,Mame Dennis,Angela Ballantine,Gloria,May Daly/Madame Du Barry,Bubbles/Tiger Lily White
Bob Hope Parker Ballantine
Henry Fonda Little Pinks
Maureen O'Hara Judy O'Brien
Red Skelton Louis Blore/King Louis
Louis Hayward Jimmy Harris
Robert Preston Beauregard
Agnes Moorehead Violette
Bea Arthur Vera Charles
Gene Kelly Alec Howe/Black Arrow
Marilyn Maxwell Ivy London
Barton MacLane Case Ables
Kirby Furlong Young Patrick
Ralph Bellamy Steve Adams
Rip Torn Dion Kapakos
Virginia O'Brien Ginny
Bruce Davison Older Patrick
Eugene Pallette Nicely Nicely Johnson
Jesse Royce Landis Charlotte Orr
Virginia Field Elinor Harris
Zero Mostel Rami the Swami/Cagliostro
George Chiang Ito
Rags Ragland Charlie/Dauphin

Technical Credits
Don Weis Director
Dorothy Arzner Director
Gene Saks Director
Irving G. Reis Director
Roy Del Ruth Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Street
1. Credits [1:48]
2. Not Feeling Nicely [3:44]
3. Costly Favor [3:46]
4. Who Knows? [4:13]
5. Her Highness [2:53]
6. Gloria's Fall [4:24]
7. Worthy Cause [3:46]
8. Offer Refused [2:24]
9. Unhappy Homecoming [4:04]
10. Madame's Butler [2:14]
11. Where It's Warm [1:55]
12. Betting on a Hunch [2:01]
13. Vehicle or Not? [4:45]
14. Florida Fools [2:47]
15. Belle of the Beach [2:42]
16. The Best There Is [3:14]
17. Shattered Illusions [3:29]
18. Matter of Life a Death [5:31]
19. Nonmember Pulls a Job [2:27]
20. Cordially Invited [3:27]
21. Persuasion Committee [3:38]
22. Party Spoilers [2:58]
23. A Few Added Details [3:00]
24. All Fixed [3:40]
25. Their Dance [3:33]
26. Final Steps [2:40]
Disc #2 -- Critic's Choice
1. Credits [1:34]
2. You Can't Always Tell [4:01]
3. Analysis Over Breakfast [3:55]
4. Idea for a Play [3:14]
5. Back in, Back Out [3:56]
6. Long-Shot Playwright [4:40]
7. Party Patter [3:46]
8. Writer at Work [3:02]
9. One Man's Opinion [7:07]
10. Father Figure [4:42]
11. Hot Dogs and Self-Respect [3:11]
12. Out of Town [4:30]
13. Ivy's Report [2:33]
14. Inexhaustible [2:10]
15. Hatchet Man [2:13]
16. Speaking in Code [1:07]
17. Parker's Dream [5:08]
18. Sisters Three [4:15]
19. You Win [3:18]
20. Stop Telling Me What I Said [5:09]
21. Two for the Playpen [2:16]
22. Charge to the Theatre [4:14]
23. Balcony Brouhaha [5:54]
24. Reviews Are In [5:18]
25. On Angie's Team [3:18]
26. Showering Praise and Pain [3:33]
Disc #3 -- Dance, Girl, Dance
1. Credits [1:19]
2. Raiding the Joint [3:03]
3. Jimmy Shifts Girls [3:22]
4. Be Good to Ferdinand [2:35]
5. Reno Business [3:22]
6. Need for Oomph [3:13]
7. Bubbles Shows 'Em How [4:31]
8. Madame's Misstep [3:41]
9. Outside Looking In [4:50]
10. Urban Ballet Finale [3:21]
11. Meeting in the Rain [3:57]
12. Bubbles the Angel [3:21]
13. Mother, What Do I Do Now? [3:36]
14. Laughingstock [2:55]
15. The Jitterbug Bite [2:27]
16. The Stooge [1:58]
17. It's Twinkletoes I'm After [3:35]
18. Sneaking Out on a Date [3:17]
19. Wish on a Star [1:40]
20. Elinor's Plans [1:26]
21. Morning Star, Evening Bride [3:13]
22. Headlines and Consolation [5:11]
23. Bubbles' Bombshell [3:27]
24. Girlfight [3:18]
25. Mixed-Up About Each Other [2:57]
26. Throwing Him Back [4:28]
27. Go Ahead and Laugh [2:07]
28. Cast List [2:14]
Disc #4 -- Du Barry Was a Lady
1. Credits [1:55]
2. Du Barry Was a Lady [4:21]
3. Swami Boyer [2:52]
4. More for Their Money [2:01]
5. The Oxford Boys Medley [3:05]
6. Well, Git It [4:05]
7. Do I Love You? (Song) [3:49]
8. Nice Guy Like My Dad [2:14]
9. Do I Love You? (Dance) [3:01]
10. Salad Dressing [4:13]
11. Next Time for Dough [2:50]
12. Salome [3:36]
13. Sweepstakes Winner [4:42]
14. I Love an Esquire Girl [6:34]
15. Marrying for Money [4:58]
16. Slipping Louis a Rooney [4:04]
17. King of His Dreams [3:35]
18. Ladies of the Bath [1:36]
19. Katie Went to Haiti [3:56]
20. Like Father, Like Son [3:39]
21. Boudoir Chase [4:24]
22. Madame, I Love Your Crepes Suzette [4:03]
23. Black Arrow Intrigue [3:18]
24. Song of Rebellion [4:12]
25. Pop in the Posterior [5:03]
26. Doubleheader Today [3:04]
27. Outgo Tax [1:59]
28. Friendship [3:11]
Disc #5 -- Mame
1. Last Will and Credits [2:34]
2. St. Bridget [2:28]
3. It's Today (1) [4:44]
4. Your Auntie Mame [2:32]
5. It's Today (2) [1:28]
6. Wakeup Bugle Call [4:27]
7. Open a New Window [5:56]
8. Babcock and the Crash [4:31]
9. The Man In the Moon [4:56]
10. Stage-Stricken [4:36]
11. My Best Girl [4:06]
12. Beauregard Burnside [3:37]
13. Fired: Rolling Home [3:31]
14. We Need a Little Christmas [6:43]
15. Dinner Invitation [2:51]
16. Peckerwood: Georgia Finery [4:51]
17. Fox Hunt [6:13]
18. Mame [7:29]
19. Loving You [4:06]
20. The Letter [1:19]
21. Patrick and Gloria [3:38]
22. Bosom Buddies (1) [6:11]
23. Making Agnes Over [2:42]
24. Bosom Buddies (2) [1:57]
25. Agnes Opens a New Window [3:58]
26. Gooch's Song [3:39]
27. The Uppity Upsons [6:01]
28. At Odds [2:17]
29. If He Walked Into My Life [3:55]
30. Hosting the Upsons [3:02]
31. Single Mothers Unite [5:49]
32. Peter and the Pied Piper [3:53]
33. Cast List [:56]

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