Dancing Sweeties (1930)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dancing Sweeties is set primarily in a Chicago dance emporium. During a dance contest, Bill (Grant Withers) and Molly (Sue Carol) meet and fall in love. Deciding to go professional, Bill drops Molly when she proves unable to memorize their dance routines. Finally, however, Bill realizes that there's more to life than a syncopated pair of tootsies, and he proposes to Molly. The film's four songs were hummable but forgettable: a fifth, "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes," was cut from the final release print but went on to become a hit thanks to incessant radio and jukebox exposure. The reviewer for Variety at the time of the film's release described Dancing Sweeties as typical of a genre in which the characters' brains were in their feet.

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ambition, contest, dance [art], love, marriage, reunion, romance