Dancing Lady

Joan Crawford  Actor Clark Gable  Actor Franchot Tone  Actor May Robson  Actor Winnie Lightner  Actor Fred Astaire  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Suitable for Children

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Dancing Lady

Theatrical Release Date: 1933 11 24 (USA)

UPC: 012569679047

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Suitable for Children]

Summary: 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." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Romance

Features: cc2 vintage musical shorts: Plane Nuts with Ted Healy and the Three Stooges
Roast Beef & movies with Curly Howard
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English & Français
Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)

Dancing Lady

Format: DVD

Release Date: 06/20/2006

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 92 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: 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. Kaleidoscopic Cuties [1:32]
29. Her Racket and Her Man [3:14]

Cast and Crew: Lynn Bari  Actor 
Harry C. Bradley  Actor 
Florine McKinney  Actor 
Jack Baxley  Actor 
Stanley Blystone  Actor 
Marion Weldon  Actor 
Eve Arden  Actor 
Cecil Cunningham  Actor 
Harold Adamson  Composer (Music Score) 
Nacio Herb Brown  Composer (Music Score) 
Dorothy Fields  Composer (Music Score) 
Arthur Freed  Composer (Music Score) 
Lorenz Hart  Composer (Music Score) 
Burton Lane  Composer (Music Score) 
Robert Z. Leonard  Director 
Jimmy McHugh  Composer (Music Score) 
Alan Rivkin  Screenwriter 
Richard Rodgers  Composer (Music Score) 
Zelda Sears  Screenwriter 
David O. Selznick  Producer 
Louis Silvers  Composer (Music Score) 
P.J. Wolfson  Screenwriter 
Joan Crawford  Actor 
Clark Gable  Actor 
Franchot Tone  Actor 
May Robson  Actor 
Winnie Lightner  Actor 
Fred Astaire  Actor 
Robert Benchley  Actor 
Ted Healy  Actor 
Gloria Foy  Actor 
Art Jarrett  Actor 
Grant Mitchell  Actor 
Maynard Holmes  Actor 
Nelson Eddy  Actor 
Curly Howard  Actor 
Moe Howard  Actor 
Larry Fine  Actor 
Sterling Holloway  Actor 
Jean Howard  Actor 
Pat Somerset  Actor 
Charles Williams  Actor 
Charles Sullivan  Actor 
Larry Steers  Actor 
C. Montague Shaw  Actor 
John Sheehan  Actor 
Charles Wilson  Actor 
Matt McHugh  Actor 
William "Wild Bill" Elliott  Actor 
Ferdinand Gottschalk  Actor 
Frank S. Hagney  Actor 

Country: USA