Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

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After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

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  • Earle Foxe in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
  • Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
  • Earle Foxe in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
  • "Dance, Fools, Dance," Clark Gable and Joan Crawford. 1931 MGM
  • Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
  • Joan Crawford, Joan Marsh, and Lester Vail in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

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16 August 2001 | timmauk
Dancing, fighting, undies, what more could you want?
This is the third Crawford film that I have seen, the others were "Whatever happened to Baby Jane" and "Mildred Pierce". What a beauty she was back then and what a personality too. Much different than the one she would show later in her film career. This movie was a joy to watch.

This is a story about a girl who's wealthy father dies leaving her and brother penniless. She finds a job as a reporter and her brother a job as a bootlegger with the mob. Newcomer Clark Gable plays the head of the mob. Trouble happens and kid brother talks then sister comes running to help, though she has to deal with Gable first. This is the movie that put Gable on the map. It would be the first of nine films they would star together at M-G-M.

The storyline is typical but Crawford and Gable made it good. The supporting cast is good as well. This was Lester Vail's first film(though he only made four more). William Bakewell, playing the brother, was funny when he was telling Bonnie to become a runway model and did that strike a pose! Hello!!

I would recommend this film to anyone who wants a glimpse into Crawford's early work.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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