Ten Cents a Dance

January 14, 2010 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Ten Cents a Dance

NUTSHELL:  A plucky taxi dancer keeps bailing out her pasty-faced husband despite brighter things on the horizon.

GOOD THINGS:  Barbara Stanwyck hubba hubba, sassy gals and manly men (except for the pasty guy)

BAD THINGS:  Pasty-faced guy you want to strangle by the end of the movie – AAGGHH!

FEATURES:  Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley, boarding houses, millionaire bachelors, Sally Blane, Martha Sleeper, Abe Lyman and His Band

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Barbara Stanwyck saying, “Gee that’s a snappy looking box!”

NOTABLE:  Directed by Lionel Barrymore in 1931 but restored like new and sassier than the latest Meg Ryan thinger.

BEST PART:  Millionaire bachelors are still millionaire bachelors, even mid-Depression.

BEST LINE:  Of course he hasn’t been around long and traffic signals puzzle him…

CROWNS:  5 out of 5

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