Dancing in the Dark (1949 film)

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.

Dancing In the Dark
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed byIrving Reis
Produced byGeorge Jessel
Written byHoward Dietz
Jay Dratler
StarringWilliam Powell
Mark Stevens
Betsy Drake
Adolphe Menjou
CinematographyHarry Jackson
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
December 2, 1949 (1949-12-02)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million[1]


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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