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Born to Dance (1936)



Born to Dance

(1936)

106 minutes

Musical

Directed by Roy Del Ruth

Cast:

Eleanor Powell as Nora Paige
James Stewart as Ted Barker
Virginia Bruce as Lucy James
Una Merkel as Jenny Saks
Sid Silvers as 'Gunny' Sacks
Frances Langford as 'Peppy' Turner
Raymond Walburn as Captain Percival Dingby
Alan Dinehart as James 'Mac' McKay
Buddy Ebsen as 'Mush' Tracy
Juanita Quigley as Sally Saks
Georges as Dancer
Jalna as Dancer
Reginald Gardiner as Central Park Policeman
Barnett Parker as Model Home Demonstrator
The Foursome as Sailor Quartette

The film revolves around four sailors hat arrive in New York City after serving four years at sea. 

The main male character, Ted Barker, a sailor begins to fall in love with Nora Paige.  Although, Ted has feelings for Nora and wants to pursue a relationship with her, he is put in an awkward situation when he is ordered by his Captain to meet Lucy James, a Broadway star at a night club.
 
After following the Captain's orders and meeting Lucy at the night club, a newspaper prints a photo the next day of Ted and Lucy together, which Nora then sees.  Lucy proceeds to tell her manager, she will leave the Broadway production if anymore photos are published of her and Ted together.  Later, Nora becomes lucky enough to be Lucy's understudy for the play, however, she is later fired after Lucy claims that Nora's dance is unacceptable.  Ted  proceeds to take matters into his own hands and contacts the press and makes up a story which they publish and Nora not only gets her job back, she gets the main part in the Broadway production when Lucy is fired.  




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