Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)





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In this film, Joan Crawford and William Bakewell play the spoiled-rotten grown children of stockbroker William Holden. When Wall Street lays its famous egg in 1929, Crawford and Bakewell can no longer pursue their flamboyant lifestyle. Crawford gets a newspaper job, while Bakewell hooks up with a vicious bootlegger.

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Joan Crawford
as Bonnie Jordan
Lester Vail
as Robert 'Bob' Townsend
Cliff Edwards
as Bert Scranton
William Bakewell
as Rodney Jordan
William Holden
as Stanley Jordan
Clark Gable
as Jake Luva
Earle Foxe
as Wally Baxter
Joan Marsh
as Sylvia
James Donlan
as Police Reporter
Mortimer Snow
as Reporter
Sherry Hall
as Reporter
Robert Livingston
as Jack, a Hood
Tommy Shugrue
as Photographer
Harry Semels
as Dance Extra
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Critic Reviews for Dance, Fools, Dance

All Critics (3)

A wonderful little film on its own, but it's also a handy little primer of early-1930s genre conventions.

August 19, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Beaumont directed this preposterous MGM melodrama, starring Joan Crawford as a rich girl, just before Clark Gable became a star and thus could still play a gangsters

August 4, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Briskly made pre-Code melodrama.

October 7, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dance, Fools, Dance

Early Crawford vehicle is decent film with a tough outlook but Joan hadn't quite adapted fully from silents into sound and does a great deal of eye popping to express emotion. She looks sensational though.

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