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Crawford, Gable, Tone, and Benchley!

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Good news from our friends at the Robert Benchley Society:

Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, and Robert Benchley in "Dancing Lady" available now on DVD

Watch for:

--Joan Crawford in a rare dancing role;

--Ted Healy and His Stooges presenting their physical humor in the same film with the dry wit of Robert Benchley (it's so early a Stooges appearance that Curly is still being billed by his real name -- Jerry);

--Film debut of Fred Astaire;

--File debut of Nelson Eddy;

--Early (uncredited) appearance by Eve Arden; and

--Grand musical finale with sets and choreography that MGM will recycle later in the decade for the Emerald City scenes in The Wizard of Oz.


Thankyou kindly on that information on Dancing Lady. I ordered the DVD yesterday.You’ve really got a coll sight here, do you know that?All the best,Tom DeganGoshen, NY

I meant to say that you have a “cool site” here. I REALLY have got to stop posting these things so early in the morning.Tom

Hey, thanks, and actually it’s a Coll site too!

All my jokes are like that, I’m afraid.

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