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Dancing in the Dark

1949 1h 32m Musical Comedy List
Reviews Emery Slade (William Powell) was one of the brightest stars in Hollywood in 1932, but by 1949 his career has hit the skids. Fortunately, he is able to convince studio head Melville Crossman (Adolphe Menjou) to cast him in the adaptation of a hit Broadway show. Crossman has one condition, though: Slade must travel to New York and convince the female star of the stage production to join the film. Slade goes, but, when he eyes the winsome Julie Clarke (Betsy Drake), he hatches a different scheme. Read More Read Less

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Elsa Branden Photoplay Hollywood is the background for this enjoyable Technicolor filmusical which describes how a magnificently arrogant has-been helps an unknown to stardom. While the plot is somewhat contrived, you won't mind that much. Rated: 2/3 Nov 30, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Emery Slade (William Powell) was one of the brightest stars in Hollywood in 1932, but by 1949 his career has hit the skids. Fortunately, he is able to convince studio head Melville Crossman (Adolphe Menjou) to cast him in the adaptation of a hit Broadway show. Crossman has one condition, though: Slade must travel to New York and convince the female star of the stage production to join the film. Slade goes, but, when he eyes the winsome Julie Clarke (Betsy Drake), he hatches a different scheme.
Director
Irving Reis
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 32m