Dance, Girl Dance
Dance, Girl Dance

Dance, Girl Dance

Unclassified 18+ | 89 mins | USA | 1940 | Dorothy Arzner
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Dorothy Arzner’s masterpiece is a hard-hitting, Code-stretching backstage musical featuring a budding ballerina (Maureen O’Hara) who goes to work in a burlesque show alongside a brassy stripper played by Lucille Ball (in a film-stealing performance). This is a feminist cult classic not only because of Arzner’s incisive direction but also for the famous, male-gaze defying scene where O’Hara speaks back to an all-male audience.

35mm print courtesy of The British Film Institute Archive

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