Dancing in the Dark (1949 film)

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Dancing In the Dark
Dancing in the Dark FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed by Irving Reis
Produced by George Jessel
Written by Howard Dietz
Jay Dratler
Starring William Powell
Mark Stevens
Betsy Drake
Adolphe Menjou
Cinematography Harry Jackson
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
December 2, 1949 (1949-12-02)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million[1]

Dancing In the Dark is a 1949 Technicolor musical comedy film directed by Irving Reis, starring William Powell and Mark Stevens. Betsy Drake's singing voice was dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams.


This musical comedy stars William Powell as Emery Slade, an unlikeable actor who was once a major film star, but who has not worked in ten years. Slade tries to convince studio chief Melville Crossman (Adolphe Menjou) to give the female lead in the film version of a Broadway musical to an unknown, rather than the actress he was sent to New York to sign.[2]



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