Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

We Were Dancing Details


Strange but true: Norma Shearer turned down the title role in Mrs. Miniver 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 Tonight at 8:30, 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
Jean Fenwick
as Girl
Philip Ahn
as Chinaman
Charles Sullivan
as Train Announcer
Alan Napier
as Capt. Blackstone
Lionel Pape
as Englishman
John Holland
Douglas Wood
as Col. Sandys
Bryant Washburn
as Mr. Lambert
Herbert Rawlinson
as Friend
Russell Hicks
as Bryce-Carew
Gino Corrado
as Headwaiter in Inn
Ian Wolfe
as Reggie
Richard Alexander
as Moving Man
George H. Reed
as Butler at Blane's House
Esther Michelson
as Headwaiter's Wife
Thurston Hall
as Sen. Quimby
Emmett Vogan
as Bailiff
Duncan Renaldo
as Sam Estrella
Harry Hayden
as Clerk
Dick Elliott
as Mr. Platt
Harold Minjir
as Beverly
Ottola Nesmith
as Mrs. Quimby
Helene Millard
as Mrs. Lambert
Paul Porcasi
as Manager of Duquesne
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Sandys
Barlowe Borland
as McDonough
Henry Roquemore
as Mr. Ransome
Ava Gardner
as Bit Part
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Bentley
Norma Varden
as Mrs. Bryce-Carew


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