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On Your Toes

Released Oct 14, 1939 1h 33m Musical Comedy List
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By the 1930s, vaudeville is no longer the big seller it used to be. Looking to leave the fading act, Phil Dolan Jr. (Eddie Albert) dreams of composing for the traditional theater. Through a chance meeting with a Russian composer (Leonid Kinskey), Dolan finally has the chance to make the transition, but he must contend with the obstinate ballet director Sergei Alexandrovitch (Alan Hale) to land his big break. It helps that he has prima ballerina Vera Barnova (Zorina) on his side. Read More Read Less

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TIME Magazine But in passing from Broadway to Hollywood, On Your Toes has suffered a see change. Oct 25, 2017 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator The dialogue has wit: Zorina, who played the prima ballerina in London, acts well, looks lovely, and dances beautifully, and the photography of the ballet sequence is really magnificent. May 8, 2018 Full Review Franz Hoellering The Nation A pleasant musical featuring the dancer Zorina, one of the most beautiful and most sympathetic members of her craft. Jan 18, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis By the 1930s, vaudeville is no longer the big seller it used to be. Looking to leave the fading act, Phil Dolan Jr. (Eddie Albert) dreams of composing for the traditional theater. Through a chance meeting with a Russian composer (Leonid Kinskey), Dolan finally has the chance to make the transition, but he must contend with the obstinate ballet director Sergei Alexandrovitch (Alan Hale) to land his big break. It helps that he has prima ballerina Vera Barnova (Zorina) on his side.
Director
Ray Enright
Screenwriter
Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 14, 1939, Original
Runtime
1h 33m