Paid To Dance

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Silly movie that uses the "ten cents a dance" racket as a background for criminal action. Terry is a detective who finds out gangsters are hustling poor dance-hall girls. One of the girls, Wells (who later changed her name to Julie Bishop), is as pure as freshly fallen snow, and a romance ensues. Terry breaks the gangsters' hold on the women and all is...read more

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Silly movie that uses the "ten cents a dance" racket as a background for criminal action. Terry is a detective who finds out gangsters are hustling poor dance-hall girls. One of the girls, Wells (who later changed her name to Julie Bishop), is as pure as freshly fallen snow, and a romance

ensues. Terry breaks the gangsters' hold on the women and all is righted. The film was quickly ground out to capitalize on Warners' MARKED WOMAN, a much better film dealing with gangsters and their abuses of women in small-time bars. This drama is rife with illogical scenes and characters who

refer to events that have yet to occur. At one point a gangster picks up a telephone, and, without benefit of dialing or operator assistance, he is magically in touch with his boss. The film is full of continuity problems as well, a reflection of its cheap production. Hayworth, who had just

finished a leading role in THE GAME THAT KILLS, somehow was relegated to this trash in a supporting role.

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