Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) + Bonus [The Criterion Collection]

Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) + Bonus [The Criterion Collection]

Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) + Bonus
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 1,91 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Musical | Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Roy Del Ruth

Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and early ’40s, brings a subversive feminist sensibility to this juicily entertaining backstage melodrama. A behind-the-footlights look at friendship, jealousy, and ambition in the ruthless world of show business, Dance, Girl, Dance follows the intertwining fates of two chorus girls: a starry-eyed dancer (Maureen O’Hara) who dreams of making it as a ballerina, and the brassy gold digger (a scene-stealing Lucille Ball) who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love. The rare Hollywood picture of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle and self-actualization, Arzner’s film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time.


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Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) + Bonus [The Criterion Collection]

Bonus included: New interview with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (10:43)