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We Were Dancing (1942)

Two titled aristocrats support themselves by being professional house guests in the homes of star-struck American nouveau riche.

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Noël Coward (play) (as Noel Coward), Claudine West (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska
Melvyn Douglas ... Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu
Gail Patrick ... Linda Wayne
Lee Bowman ... Hubert Tyler
Marjorie Main ... Judge Sidney Hawkes
Reginald Owen ... Major Berty Tyler-Blane
Alan Mowbray ... Grand Duke Basil
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Elsa Vanderlip
Heather Thatcher ... Mrs. Tyler-Blane
Connie Gilchrist ... Olive Ransome
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Janet Bentley
Florence Shirley Florence Shirley ... Mrs. Charteris
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Bryce-Carew
Norma Varden ... Mrs. Bryce-Carew
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Storyline

Princess Victoria 'Vicki' Wilomirska and Baron Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax are expatriate European nobles with no assets or property except their aristocratic pedigrees. They have become professional house guests at homes of socially ambitious nouveau riche Americans who want the prestige of playing hosts to these titled spongers. However, when Vicki and Nikki want to get married, they find that married royals are not in demand as eligibly unmarried ones. Ultimately one of these socially attractive, unambitious bluebloods will have to do the unthinkable and actually get a job. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Playmates Of Millionaires, But They Don't Have A Dime To Dance On! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Polish

Release Date:

18 September 1942 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

A Valsa Irresistível See more »

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Budget:

$1,085,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was during the making of this film that the head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer personally offered Norma Shearer the title role in Mrs. Miniver (1942) but she turned it down, balking at the notion of playing a mother with a grown son. Shearer opted instead to do a poorly-received remake of Her Carboard Lover (1942), which would be her final film before retiring. See more »

Quotes

Hubert Tyler: You're not to blame. Women should be sheltered, Vicki.
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: After all, what can you expect of us? We were brought up to be merely socially attractive. We have no ambition and no talent except for playing games and not enough of that.
Hubert Tyler: If you'd kept your word to me, Vicki, you wouldn't have to invent your assets.
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska: I have nothing to regret you with. I chose my life, and I like it.
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Connections

Referenced in We Must Have Music (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Whistled by Melvyn Douglas
Played also as part of the score
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A fun classic to watch!
9 January 2008 | by tpmcoSee all my reviews

I may listen or read the critics comments, but I never take their reviews as gospel. I'd rather watch a movie and pass my own judgement. This movie is another example where a critic in the old days with a powerful pen completely downplayed a great classic. I watched this movie on the AMC channel and just loved it. And, I was very disappointed when I couldn't find this movie on DVD to add to my collection. Being a history buff, this movie provides a window back into 1942. Loved the cast, wardrobes, set designs, old cars, and the plot was cute. I'd definitely recommend this movie to friends who also enjoy the classics! Does anyone know where I could purchase this in VCR format since it's not available on DVD?


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