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Dance Charlie Dance (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 14 August 1937 (USA)
A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad straight play, but it turns out to be a unintentional comedy hit. Problems arise, when he is sued for plagiarism.

Director:

Frank McDonald
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Erwin ... Andrew 'Andy' Tucker
Jean Muir ... Mary Mathews - the Secretary
Glenda Farrell ... Fanny Morgan
Allen Jenkins ... Alf Morgan
Addison Richards ... Gordon Fox - the Attorney
Mary Treen ... Jennie Wolfe - Arden's Agent
Charley Foy ... Phil 'Mac' MacArthur (as Charles Foy)
Chester Clute ... Alvin Gussett
Collette Lyons ... Bobbie Benson
Tommy Wonder Tommy Wonder ... Charlie
Frank Faylen ... Ted Parks
Robert Homans ... Tim - the Doorman
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Richard Milton
Olive Olson Olive Olson ... Jane Arden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Cauterio Robert Cauterio ... Perrelli (scenes deleted)
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A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad straight play, but it turns out to be a unintentional comedy hit. Problems arise, when he is sued for plagiarism. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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HE HAD WHAT IT TAKES...SO THEY TOOK HIM FOR PLENTY! Meet Andy Tucker...the perfect sucker! (Print Ad- Fort Dodge Messenger-Chronicle, ((Fort Dodge, Iowa)) 3 September 1937)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Trivia

Based on the play "The Butter and Egg Man" by George S. Kaufman which opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., on September 23, 1925 and ran for 243 performances. This is the fourth of six film adaptations of the play released from 1928 to 1953. See more »

Goofs

When Tim slams the door on Andy, after throwing him out yet again, the "brick" wall beside the door moves. See more »

Connections

Version of The Butter and Egg Man (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Charlie Dance
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played over the opening credits
Sung by the chorus in the play
Played as background music often
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Outslicking the Slickers
15 September 2011 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

From 1928 through 1953 Warner Brothers made four or five versions of Kaufman & Hart's THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN. Mel Brooks used its basic format, of crooked Broadway producers in the business of making flops, for THE PRODUCERS. It's a great story and a great farce, but the three versions that Warners made in the 1930s are B versions and the best version is AN ANGEL FROM Texas, with a snappy performance by Ronald Reagan, of all people.

This one is competently performed, but it stars Stu Erwin as the yokel who makes good. His put upon nebbish is not one of my preferred comedy roles. Alan Jenkins tries hard, but his role as the swindling producer doesn't suit him and the usually delightful Glenda Farrel is wasted. Her specialty was a motormouth, just made for Warner Bs, but she has few lines and plenty of time to say them in.

It's a good production, but there are betters. Take a look at the others.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1937 (USA) See more »

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