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Born to Dance Overview:

Born to Dance (1936) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Jack Cummings.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Cole PorterNominated

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James Stewart in Born to Dance (1936)

By Emily on Apr 15, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Before Vertigo, before The Philadelphia Story, and before Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, James Stewart was, like so many actors of the time, an MGM contract player, toiling away in quickly churned-out comedies and romances for $350 a week.??Though he’d ultimately garner more acclaim for his lat... Read full article

Born to Dance (1936)

By Angela on Jul 25, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

In Casablanca, everyone comes to Rick’s.? In Born to Dance, everyone comes to Jenny Saks’ (Una Merkel) Lonely Hearts Club in New York.? Jenny is married to Gunny Saks (Sid Silvers), but she barely knows him since he’s a sailor who has been away with the Navy for four years.? When G... Read full article

Born to Dance

By RBuccicone on Jun 2, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Born to Dance (1936) ???? If I were to grade Born to Dance based on its storyline and acting, I’d give it a Dullsville. When considering the dancing alone, however, this flick would be worthy of a Ring a Ding Ding rating. Assuming that my screwy rating system in some way equates to numbers, th... Read full article

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Quotes from

Ted Baker: Hello.
Nora Paige: Hello, what's the thing about?
Ted Baker: Well, boy meets girl.
Nora Paige: Oh, I see. Well, boy loses girl.
Ted Baker: Boy gets girl back.
Nora Paige: Not so fast, sailor.
Ted Baker: You're not very patriotic.
Nora Paige: I am, but I'm not uniform-crazy.

Jenny Saks: Can we visit the brig? There's a man I'd like to see in it. Uh, I mean, I want to see a man who's in it.

Nora Paige: Is that your daughter?
Jenny Saks: Yes, first prize at the Marathon Dance.
Nora Paige: I guess your daddy is proud of you.
Sally Saks: I've never seen my daddy.
Nora Paige: Why haven't you told him?
Sally Saks: Because someday we're gonna surprise him.

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Facts about

The cop in Central Park (played by Reginald Gardiner) spoofs conductor Leopold Stokowski and incorporates his long hair and dramatic gestures.
According to the biography "Beyond the Rainbow", this film was at one point to have included a role for Judy Garland.
Eleanor Powell singing voice was dubbed by Marjorie Lane.
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Daring Darleen Candlewick
Best Music - Song Oscar 1936

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