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Dance, Girl, Dance
Based on a story by Vicki Baum (of Grand Hotel) fame, Dance, Girl Dance finds innocent young Judy (Maureen O'Hara) journeying to the Big Apple in hopes of gaining fame as a classical dancer. Instead she ends up as the "stooge" for raucous strip-tease artist Bubbles (Lucille Ball), who attempts to perform ballet before leering, catcalling, unappreciative burlesque audiences. Eventually, Judy and Bubbles both fall for playboy Jimmy Harris (Louis Hayward), a rivalry that culminates in a hair-pulling, eye-scratching cat fight. Eventually, Harris's ex-wife (Virginia Field) reels… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a piece of Hollywood history, the film's worth seeing, but it's no unsung masterpiece."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Arguably Dorothy Arzner's most personal film, this chronicle of female friendship is an anomaly: a feminist film made before feminism existed, directed by Hollywood's only female director, and a buddy picture before the genre was invented."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Dorothy Arzner's best film, Dance, Girl, Dance, spotlights women's inner worlds."
‑ Dan Callahan,
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