Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark (1949)


Emery Slade was one of the brightest stars in Hollywood in 1932, but by 1949 his career has hit the skids. Fortunately, he is able to convince studio head Melville Crossman to cast him in the adaptation of a hit Broadway show. Crossman has one condition: Slade must travel to New York and convince the female star of the stage production to join the film. Slade goes, but, when he eyes the winsome Julie Clarke, he hatches a different scheme.

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  • William Powell

    as Emery Slade
  • Mark Stevens

    as Bill Davis
  • Betsy Drake

    as Julie Clarke
  • Adolphe Menjou

    as Melville Crossman
  • Randy Stuart

    as Rosalie Brooks
  • Lloyd Corrigan

    as John Barker
  • Hope Emerson

    as Mrs. Schlaghammer
  • Walter Catlett

    as Joe Brooks
  • Don Beddoe

    as Barney Bassett
  • Jean Hersholt

    as Jean Hersholt
  • Bill Shirley

    as Singer of Title Song Over Opening Credits
  • Robert Adler

    as Studio Gate Guard
  • Erville Alderson

    as Emery's Neighbor
  • Louis Bacigalupi

    as Masseur
  • Joe Bautista

    as Filipino Man
  • George Beranger

    as Waiter
  • John Berkes

    as Marshall
  • Ralph Brooks

    as Man Sleeping on Plane
  • Helen Brown

    as Esther
  • Harry Carter

    as Tom
  • Edward Clark

    as Mr. Wallberg
  • Walter Clinton

    as Waiter
  • Dick Cogan

    as Wes
  • Ann Corcoran

    as Woman
  • Joseph Crehan

    as Board Member
  • Harry Crocker

    as Master of Ceremonies
  • Belle Daube

    as Board Member
  • John Davidson

    as Board Member
  • Elaine Edwards

    as Girl
  • Frank Ferguson

    as John Sharkey
  • Sam Finn

    as Man
  • Fred Fisher

    as Man
  • Sally Forrest

    as Secretary
  • Byron Foulger

    as Stephen
  • Gregory Gaye

    as Headwaiter
  • Sid Grauman

    as Himself
  • Sherry Hall

    as Hal
  • Alvin Hammer

    as Little Man
  • Sam Harris

    as Party Guest
  • Larry Keating

    as Board Member
  • Fred Kelsey

    as Deputy
  • Mike Lally

    as Premiere Attendee
  • Babe London

    as Hula Girl
  • George MacDonald

    as Autograph Seeker
  • Marion Marshall

    as Myrna
  • Thomas Martin

    as Bartender
  • William J. O'Brien

    as Waiter at Party
  • Milton Parsons

    as Crossman's Butler
  • Phyllis Planchard

    as Woman
  • Grandon Rhodes

    as Producer
  • Claire Richards

    as Woman
  • Cosmo Sardo

    as Headwaiter
  • Syd Saylor

    as Mac
  • Harry Seymour

    as Pianist, 'New Day' Number
  • Larry Steers

    as Premiere Attendee / Party Guest
  • George E. Stone

    as Film Cutter
  • Charles Tannen

    as Jack
  • Helen Westcott

    as June
  • Claire Whitney

    as Board Member
  • Max Willenz

    as Sommelier
Editing Louis R. Loeffler Editor
Camera Irving Rosenberg Camera Operator
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Art Joseph C. Wright Interior Designer
Sound Alfred Newman Music Director
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Sound Bernard Freericks Sound
Art George W. Davis Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Travilla Costume Design
Sound Cyril J. Mockridge Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Sound Earle Hagen Orchestrator
Directing Henry Weinberger Assistant Director
Crew Jay Dratler Additional Dialogue
Directing Irving Reis Director
Camera Harry Jackson Director of Photography
Writing Arthur Schwartz Theatre Play
Writing Arthur Schwartz Lyricist
Writing George S. Kaufman Theatre Play
Production George Jessel Producer
Writing Howard Dietz Theatre Play
Writing Howard Dietz Lyricist
Writing Mary C. McCall, Jr. Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Tuttle Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Fred Sersen Visual Effects
Art Paul S. Fox Set Decoration
Sound Herbert W. Spencer Original Music Composer
Sound Herbert W. Spencer Orchestrator
Crew Seymour Felix Choreographer
Production Max Golden Production Manager
Writing Marion Turk Adaptation
Costume & Make-Up Myrtle Ford Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bill Riddle Makeup Artist
Production Sid Bowen Production Manager
Lighting Larry Airhart Gaffer
Camera Bruce Hunsaker Grip
Camera Cliff Maupin Still Photographer
Directing Jerry Bryan Script Supervisor