Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Dance Hall was based on a novel by W. R. Burnett, of Little Caesar fame. Carole Landis stars as dance-hall songstress Lily Brown, who is amused and then intrigued by the attentions of her handsome boss Duke McKay (Cesar Romero). Upon realizing that Duke is a two-timer, she gives him the brushoff. By the time he falls in love with her for real, she could care less, having fallen for young composer Joe Brooks (William Henry). Duke eventually does the "right thing" at fadeout time, taking his loss more philosophically than Lily's would-be sugar daddy Max Brandon (J. Edward Bromberg). During the film's brisk 73 minutes, Carole Landis is afforded the opportunity to sing several standards by Mack Gordon, Harry Revel, Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson.
dance [art], dance-hall, love, romance, songwriter, strife