Born to Dance

directed by Roy Del Ruth
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Musical"
Year of Release:1936
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:02/06/2020
Description:Aspiring dancer Nora Paige (Eleanor Powell) goes to New York to try to make it in show business. She meets sailor Ted Barker (James Stewart) and they fall in love. But then Ted dives overboard and saves a dog belonging to dancing star Lucy James and she falls for him. When her agent promotes the "romance" in the paper, Nora gives up on Ted. Ted conspires to have Nora hired as Lucy's understudy and then gets Lucy to quit the show so Nora can star. Nora and Ted end up together. Also in the movie were Una Merkel as a long-suffering wife waiting for her husband to get out of the Navy and Buddy Ebsen as a dancing sailor.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Born to Dance

Review - Born to Dance

Pretty corny. It was fun seeing a young Jimmy Stewart dance and sing and watching Buddy Ebsen's gangly dancing, but otherwise the move was goofy. Eleanor Powell was an athletic dancer, but not very graceful, and most of the songs were lame.
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