Dance, Girl, Dance
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Dance, Girl, Dance


$37.98 $34.18


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Year: 1940
Format: DVD
Genre: Comedy, Drama, MUSICAL
Cast: Lucille Ball, Maureen O'Hara
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: May 19, 2020
Runtime (minutes): 89


Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and early ’40s, brings a subversive feminist sensibility to this juicily entertaining backstage melodrama. A behind-the-footlights look at friendship, jealousy, and ambition in the ruthless world of show business, Dance, Girl, Dance follows the intertwining fates of two chorus girls: a starry-eyed dancer (Maureen O’Hara) who dreams of making it as a ballerina and the brassy gold digger (a scene-stealing Lucille Ball) who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love. The rare Hollywood film of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle and self-actualization, Arzner’s film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time.

• New, restored 4K digital transfer
• New introduction by critic B. Ruby Rich
• New selected-scene commentary featuring film historian Cari Beauchamp
• PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

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