Dance of Life Movie Review 1929

Information and Film Reviews for Dance of Life the Movie

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A look at the backstage goings-on at a burlesque theatre. A successful entertainer's life goes down the tubes when he hits the bottle. His wife leaves him because of his philandering, but returns when she sees how much he really needs her. One scene of the Ziegfeld Follies uses two-tone Technicolor technology. This was re-made twice: as "Swing High, Swing Low" in 1937 and as "When My Baby Smiles at Me" in 1948. Carroll replaced the stage lead, who was said to have no "name recognition"--Barbara Stanwyck.


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Available on VHS
Running time 115 minutes.

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Musical Drama, On the Rocks, Behind the Scenes
Nancy Carroll, Hal Skelly, Ralph Theadore, Charles D. Brown, Dorothy Revier, Al "Fuzzy" St. John, Oscar Levant
John Cromwell
Paramount Pictures

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