The Dance of Life


1h 55m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 7, 1929
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 16 Aug 1929
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Burlesque by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins (New York, 1 Sep 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10,619ft (13 reels)

Synopsis

Skid, a burlesque entertainer, and Bonny, a specialty dancer, meet, fall in love, and marry. As a comedy-dance team they play the circuit until Skid gets an offer from a Broadway talent scout. Bonny remains "on the road" while Skid, a sensation in New York, resumes an affair with Sylvia Marco, an old flame in the same show. Aware that Skid is unfaithful, Bonny decides to divorce him and marry wealthy rancher Harvey Howell. Unable to go on without Bonny, Skid begins to drink heavily, and he loses his job. Bonny returns and helps Skid walk through the first performance of his new job.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 7, 1929
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 16 Aug 1929
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Burlesque by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins (New York, 1 Sep 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10,619ft (13 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

All Technicolor prints are lost, only the black and white copies made in the 1950s for TV have survived.