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Dance, Girl, Dance (Criterion Collection)

Dance, Girl, Dance (Criterion Collection)

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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.

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Title: Dance, Girl, Dance (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Comedy Video
Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Lucille Ball, Louis Hayward, Virginia Field, Ralph Bellamy, Maria Ouspenskaya, Mary Carlisle, Katharine Alexander, Edward Brophy, Walter Abel
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Studio: Criterion Collection
Release Date: 5/19/2020
Media Format: DVD
UPC: 715515246316
Year of Release: 1940