Dancing on a Dime

Dancing on a Dime is a 1940 Paramount Pictures movie directed by Joseph Santley about five actors and dancers putting on a show while living in a theatre. It is adapted from a novel of the same name written by Dorothy Young, which itself is based loosely on her own life.[1] It starred Robert Paige, Peter Lind Hayes, Eddie Quillan, Frank Jenks, and Grace McDonald. It is known for its song, I Hear Music.

Dancing on a Dime
Directed byJoseph Santley
Produced byA.M. Botsford
Written byMaurice Rapf
Anne Morrison Chapin
Allen Rivkin
Music byVictor Young
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byDoane Harrison
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 1, 1940 (1940-11-01) (United States)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. "Obituary: Dorothy Young". The Telegraph. 22 Mar 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.

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