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Dance, Girl, Dance  'Heartbreak Behind Gayety of a Girly-Girl Show! '

-- Film Synopsis:
    In this film, Judy 'Irish' O'Brien (O'Hara) is an aspiring ballerina in Madame Basilova's (Ouspenskaya) dance troupe. Also in the troupe with Judy is Lucy Bubbles (29 year old Lucille Ball) who plays a sexy " bad girl" who quits the troupe and enters the Burlesque field right away and transforms into "Tiger Lily" White.

    After Basilova dies in a accident, Judy goes to an audition, watches the dress rehearsal and is intimidated and doesn't audition. Bubble's talks her into her act, after

which Judy is distraught about having to compromise her principles just to survive and dance. Steve Adams (Bellamy) comes to her rescue and live happily ever after.

* Movie Features:
    Burlesque and some Ballet and Hula dance scenes.  Lucille does her famous seductive Hula audition dance.

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More Film Information below





1940 RKO / Turner Home Dorothy Arzner DVD | VHS | Download


Country Made:



90 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Comedy / Drama Vivian Fay Ballet Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Bess Flowers Ernst Matray Louis Hayward
Lucille Ball   Lucille Ball (Bubbles)
Vivian Fay   Maria Ouspenskaya (Basilova)
    Mary Carlisle
    Maureen O'Hara (Judy O'Brien)
    Ralph Bellamy (Steve Adams)
    Virginia Field
    Vivian Fay (Ballerina)
    Bess Flowers

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Ballet n/a n/a Burlesque
Burlesque     the Jitterbug?
the Jitterbug?     Ballet Dance
Hula dance     Hula dance

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands | Musicians | Singers

Posters | Lobby Cards

Beer Barrel Polka (Ball and Chorus) n/a Dance, Girl, Dance
Jitterbug Bite (Ball)   dance, girl dance poster 2 DANCE, GIRL Dance poster1
Morning Star  
Mother, What Do I Do Now (Ball)  
Sidewalks of New York  
Wedding March 

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n/a n/a Flash Dance n/a

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