Dance, Girl, DancePG

Directed by Dorothy Arzner | USA | 1940 | 1h 29m | Starring Lucille Ball, Maureen O’Hara, Louis Hayward, Virginia Field

Friendship, jealousy, and the ruthless world of show business take centre stage after a troupe of chorus girls are made unemployed. One dancer aspires to become a ballerina, while another takes up burlesque – yet both have their eyes set on the same man. A rare Hollywood picture of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle from Dorothy Arzner (the only woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930-40s).

Part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival’s Classic Film Season. Buy tickets to all six classics (in a single transaction) and get 20% off the total cost. 

Reviews

‘The themes are female friendship and a woman’s fulfillment, and it is one of Arzner’s most coherent and accomplished films.’
Dev Kehr, Chicago Reader

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