Rent Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

3.4 of 5 from 56 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930's and early '40's, 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 (Maureen O'Hara) who dreams of making it as a ballerina, and the brassy gold digger (a scene-stealing Lucille Ball) who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love.
The rare Hollywood picture 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.
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Directors:
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Producers:
Erich Pommer
Writers:
Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Vicki Baum
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, French
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2020
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New introduction by critic B. Ruby Rich
  • New interview with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
  • An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley

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