On Your Toes (1939)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Release Date - Jun 2, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this musical, a composer abandons vaudeville in favor of the legitimate stage. He soon finds himself entangle with a Russian ballet company that contains his old childhood lover, but when the troupe mistake him for a traitor trouble ensues. Perhaps the film is most notable for Balanchine's choreography of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue." Songs include: "There's a Small Hotel," "Quiet Night," "On Your Toes," "Princess Zenobia Ballet."

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backstage, ballet-company, ballet-dance, career, childhood, childhood-sweetheart, composer, dance [art], jealousy, killing, life-changes, mistake, problems, Russia, stage, sweetheart, treason, vaudeville, visit, musical [play], slaughter