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Broadway legend [[Performer~P36019~Al Jolson~aljolson]] and his second wife [[Performer~P37321~Ruby Keeler~rubykeeler]] costarred in this thin backstage musical. In keeping with Jolson's earlier starring films, the plotline is melodramatic to the point of risibility. Jolson plays an irresponsible performer whose unprofessional antics incur the wrath of Actor's Equity. Suspended from the stage, Jolson spends all his money on gambling, but is "cured" after his wife (Ruby) is wounded when Jolson shoots it out with a rival. Musical highlights include "A Latin From Manhattan", "A Quarter to Nine" (Jolie's at his best here) and the title number. The script of Go Into Your Dance is predictably full of references to the offstage Jolson/Keeler relationship; reportedly, Al's on-set adlibs became more insulting and abusive as the marriage deteriorated. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 5, 1935

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bobby Connolly Best Dance Direction 1935 Nominee

Cast

Al Jolson
as Al Howard
Ruby Keeler
as Dorothy Wayne
Glenda Farrell
as Sadie Howard
Barton MacLane
as Duke Hutchinson
Helen Morgan
as Luana Bell
Patsy Kelly
as Irma
Sharon Lynne
as Nellie Leahy
Akim Tamiroff
as Mexican
Benny Rubin
as Himself
Phil Regan
as Eddie Rio
Gordon Westcott
as Fred
Joyce Compton
as Show Girl
Arthur Treacher
as Englishman on Train
Milt Kibbee
as Waiter
Russell Hicks
as Sam, Producer
Ward Bond
as Herman Leahy
Joseph Crehan
as Jackson
Fred "Snowflake" Toones
as Al's Valet
William B. Davidson
as McGee
Edward Keane
as Producer

Crew

Archie Mayo
Director
Sam Bischoff
Producer
Sol Polito
Cinematographer
Tony Gaudio
Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harold McLernon
Editor
Bobby Connolly
Choreography
Bradford Ropes
Short Story Author
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