We Were Dancing

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"The hilarious story of two lovable chiselers."
  • Passed
  • 1942
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.1  (507)

We Were Dancing is a romantic comedy film from 1942, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Norma Shearer, Melvyn Douglas, and Gail Patrick. It is a lighthearted tale of a woman who falls in love with a man while dancing in Paris, and the complications that arise when she returns home to England. The story follows Victoria "Vicky" Page (Shearer), a privileged Englishwoman who travels to Paris with her husband Hubert Tyler (Lee Bowman) and meets dashing playboy Jimmie Travers (Douglas) at a nightclub. Vicky and Jimmie dance the night away and end up falling in love, even though Vicky is married.

When Vicky returns to England, she realizes that she cannot continue her affair with Jimmie without risking scandal and ruining her reputation. However, she can't stop thinking about him and their magical night in Paris. Jimmie, too, is smitten with Vicky and despite knowing that she is married, he can't help but want to be with her.

Meanwhile, Vicky's social circle is abuzz with gossip and rumors about her recent trip to Paris. Her friend Mimi (Patrick) advises her to keep her affair with Jimmie a secret, but Vicky is torn between her desire for Jimmie and her duty to her husband and her family. As she tries to navigate her feelings, Vicky must make a difficult choice between love and duty.

We Were Dancing is a charming romantic comedy that features excellent performances from the cast. Norma Shearer shines as Vicky, conveying both her sophistication and vulnerability as she struggles to reconcile her love for Jimmie with her duty to her family. Melvyn Douglas is equally captivating as the charming and debonair Jimmie, who captures Vicky's heart with his wit and charm.

The film is also notable for its stunning costume design, with Shearer's elegant gowns and Douglas' dapper suits adding to the film's overall glamour and sophistication. The dances in the film are beautifully choreographed and showcase the chemistry between Shearer and Douglas.

Overall, We Were Dancing is a delightful and engaging romantic comedy that will leave audiences with a smile on their face. Its well-crafted storyline and strong performances make it a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood cinema.

We Were Dancing is a 1942 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (507)