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Dance, girl, dance

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

DVD special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Virginia Field, Ralph Bellamy, Mary Carlisle, Katharine Alexander, Edward Brophy, Walter Abel, Harold Huber, Maria Ouspenskaya.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2020]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (89 minutes) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and early '40s, brings a subversive feminist sensibility to this juicily entertaining backstage melodrama. A behind-the-footlights look at friendship, jealousy, and ambition in the ruthless world of show business, Dance, Girl, Dance follows the intertwining fates of two chorus girls: a starry-eyed dancer who dreams of making it as a ballerina and the brassy gold digger who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love. The rare Hollywood film of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle and self-actualization, Arzner's film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time.

Notes

Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.

Special features: New, restorted 4K digital transfer ; new introduction by B. Ruby Rich ; new interview with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

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