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Average Rating:     [7.36/10]   8 votes

Janie (Joan Crawford) is a dancer with a desire for the big-time, but so far can only find work at the Burlesque House. Tod (Franchot Tone), her rich, playboy admirer arranges an interview for her at the Bradley Theater. Gallagher (Clark Gable), the theater director tries to give her the brush-off, but her talent earns her a spot in the show. When Tod throws a cast party, he convinces Janie to marry him if she fails on stage. When the show is suddenly cancelled, (Mr. Bradley being bribed by Tod) Gallagher defiantly puts up his own money to save the show. Janie and Gallagher remain at odds until Gallagher learns from the local reporter that Tod Newton bribed the theater owner.

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Ted Healy and His Stooges
Release Date
November 24, 1933
Production Type
Feature Film
94 min.
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Prod. No.:   694
Shooting Days:   0 days   From: 1933-06-26   To: 1933-10-06

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  • "I'm the best musician in the country!" "Yeah, but how are ya in the city?"
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  • "Listen Paderewski, were them funny noises comin' outta you or the piano?"
    (Joan Crawford)

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Posted 2010-07-15 11:07:18 by Final Shemp
If you thought that Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Fred Astaire had nothing in common with the Three Stooges, think again!
First and foremost, this is not a Three Stooges movie, so I will not be reviewing it as such. Sure, they're in it, but if I were to judge it by that alone, it would be completely unfair.
Dancing Lady is a pretty good movie, though fairly shallow and predictable. The plot it gives itself is about as overused as a loaner car. In spite of that, the performances are too good for the film to drown. Crawford, Gable, and Franchot Tone are all superb. Even Ted Healy surprises all with what is actually a really good performance.
Maybe Healy was wasting his time slapping Moe, Shemp, Larry, and Curly around on vaudeville. Maybe he should have pursued drama, instead.
The Stooges have one big scene and about one or two brief ones. While they're funny enough, unfortunately it clashes too hard with the rest of the movie. That forces me to wonder who in their right mind would cast a more dramatic film with the Three Stooges in supporting roles.
But even still, Dancing Lady is a solid comedy/drama. My primary problems with it are a familiar plot and the romance between Crawford and Gable was a bit forced. The Broadway show finale's an acid trip, too. I don't think anything with that many camera tricks has ever been put on stage.
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Reviewer's Rating: (8)
Posted 2001-08-30 04:15:00 by [Deleted Member]
This way-too-long film bored the HECK out of me, except for the parts with the Stooges. To bad that they were never in the foreground. This may be the first time Larry would play the piano on film (later instances being "Loco Boy Makes Good" and "Brideless Groom"). For die-hard Stooges or Gable fans only.ISLIPP while "Dancing" and knock over the "Lady". ®2001
Posted 2001-08-17 01:45:00 by Giff me dat fill-em!
This is one of those "no plot" movies that feature future "big-name" stars with no theme until well into the flick. THE plot point in this movie comes when Gallager (Clark Gable's character) late in the film decides to produce his own stage show. The STOOGES get very little screen time (less than 5 minutes total) as opposed to Ted Healy, who gets a minor supporting role. The GREAT moments in this film are ACTUALLY delivered by BIT PART players! (Sterling Holloway and Fred Astaire!)

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