Dance, Little Lady
|Dance, Little Lady|
Belgian theatrical poster
|Directed by||Val Guest|
|Produced by||George Minterl|
|Written by||Val Guest
|Based on||a story by R. Howard Alexander and Alfred Dunning|
|Music by||Ronald Binge|
|Edited by||John Pomeroy|
George Minter Productions (as Alderdale)
|Distributed by||Renown Pictures (UK)|
|Release dates||13 July 1954 (London) (UK)|
|Running time||87 minutes|
Prima ballerina Nina Gordon is being financially exploited by her husband Mark (Terene Morgan). On the night of her triumphant Royal Opera House debut, she discovers he is also being unfaithful. Distraught, she drives off into the night in a fury, breaking her leg in a motor accident. Learning that she'll never dance again, Nina is abandoned by Mark. But with the help of a sympathetic doctor (Guy Rolfe), Nina recovers the use of her legs, and begins to live her life vicariously through her talented daughter (Mandy Miller). When Mark reenters Nina's life, intending to take control of the daughter's dancing career, he finds the tables are turned on him.
- Terence Morgan as Mark Gordon
- Mai Zetterling as Nina Gordon
- Guy Rolfe as Dr. John Ransome
- Mandy Miller as Jill Gordon
- Eunice Gayson as Adele
- Reginald Beckwith as Poldi
- Ina De La Haye as Mme. Bayanova
- Harold Lang as Mr. Bridson
- Jane Aird as Mary
- David Poole as Dancer
- Maryon Lane as Dancer
- William Kendall as Mr. Matthews
- Joan Hickson as Mrs. Matthews
- Alexander Gauge as Joseph Miller
- Marianne Stone as Nurse
- Vera Day uncredited
The Radio Times wrote, "the dance sequences are fine, but the poor production values ruin the look of the film" ; while TV Guide called it "a trite film" ; but Sky Movies wrote, "Terence Morgan makes the best impression, as a sponger as smooth as he is nasty, in this ballet-orientated story, tailored to the talents of Britain's then screen wonder child, Mandy Miller. It bases its appeal on a blend of small-girl sentiment, highly coloured melodramatics and ballet (the dance ensembles are very well done). Mai Zetterling and Guy Rolfe provide rather limp support to Mandy's undeniable charm, but the story's fiery climax is most effective." 
- "Dance Little Lady". BFI.
- David Parkinson. "Dance Little Lady". RadioTimes.
- "Dance Little Lady". TV Guide.
- "Dance Little Lady". Find and Watch.
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