|" She Lives to Dance and Dances to Live" |
-- Synopsis: Crawford and Gable star in this backstage movie about Janie Barlow (Crawford) who is an aspiring talented dancer who wants a chance to make it big. Her passion for dance is so strong that she will dance anything and anywhere even striptease in a burlesque house. A rich Playboy named Tod Newton (Tone) discovers her at a burlesque house and helps her get a job in a real Broadway musical but plots against her when his wooing her doesn't sail and 'Patch' (Gable) the stage manager comes to her rescue. The Three Stooges are also in this film making appearences usually while Crawford rehearses.
* Busby Berkley-esque musical numbers. Fred Astaire's official movie debut and dances two routines with Joan Crawford to the songs " Heigh Ho, The Gang's All Here" and " Let's Go Bavarian" which was reported as " most graceful and charming" as the finale. Clark Gable even does a little hoofing.