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Strange but true: Norma Shearer turned down the title role in to star instead in the insignificant trifle We Were Dancing. Loosely based on two Noel Coward playlets originally presented as part of the omnibus production , the story concerns the romance between socialite Vicki Wilomirsky (Norma Shearer) and Nicki Prax (Melvyn Douglas), an impoverished baron who supports himself as a "professional guest." Nicki steals Vicki away from her stuffy attorney fiance Hubert Tyler (Lee Bowman), but their subsequent marriage comes to an end when Vicki spots Nicki in the arms of his ex-lover Linda Wayne (Gail Patrick). Returning to Tyler, Vicki is on the verge of a second marriage, when Nicki once again waltzes into her life?.and on and on it goes, where it will stop, nobody knows. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Norma Shearer
as Vicki Wilomirsky
Melvyn Douglas
as Nicki Prax
Gail Patrick
as Linda Wayne
Lee Bowman
as Hubert Tyler
Marjorie Main
as Judge Sidney Hawkes
Reginald Owen
as Maj. Tyler-Blane
Alan Mowbray
as Grand Duke Basil
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Vanderlip
Heather Thatcher
as Mrs. Tyler-Blane
Connie Gilchrist
as Olive Ransome
Dennis Hoey
as Prince Wilomirsky
Sig Rumann
as Baron Prax
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Bentley
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Bentley
Alan Napier
as Capt. Blackstone
Ottola Nesmith
as Mrs. Quimby
Helene Millard
as Mrs. Lambert
Emmett Vogan
as Bailiff
Dick Elliott
as Mr. Platt
Bryant Washburn
as Mr. Lambert
Harry Hayden
as Clerk
Charles Sullivan
as Train Announcer
Norma Varden
as Mrs. Bryce-Carew
Ava Gardner
as Bit Part
Douglas Wood
as Col. Sandys
Jean Fenwick
as Girl
Herbert Rawlinson
as Friend
Gino Corrado
as Headwaiter in Inn
Ian Wolfe
as Reggie
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Sandys
Barlowe Borland
as McDonough
Thurston Hall
as Sen. Quimby
John Holland
Henry Roquemore
as Mr. Ransome
Paul Porcasi
as Manager of Duquesne
Duncan Renaldo
as Sam Estrella
Russell Hicks
as Bryce-Carew
George H. Reed
as Butler at Blane's House
Lionel Pape
as Englishman
Philip Ahn
as Chinaman
Richard Alexander
as Moving Man
Harold Minjir
as Beverly
Esther Michelson
as Headwaiter's Wife


Robert Z. Leonard
Robert Z. Leonard
Claudine West
Noël Coward
Play Author
Robert Planck
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
George Boemler
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Robert Kalloch
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Douglas Shearer
Sound/Sound Designer