Born to Dance (1936) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Jack Cummings.
A sailor-meets-girl story with terrific Cole Porter songs.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Song||Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter||Nominated|
Musical Monday: Born to Dance (1936)on Nov 30, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Born to Dance (1936) ? Music... Read full article
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 DanceBy 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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Jenny Saks: Can we visit the crows-nest?
Captain Dingby: No, under no circumstances. It's nesting season.
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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The submarine shown entering New York harbor at the beginning of the film is USS Pike (SS-173).
The cop in Central Park (played by Reginald Gardiner) spoofs conductor Leopold Stokowski and incorporates his long hair and dramatic gestures.
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