Dance Pretty Lady

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Dance Pretty Lady
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Written byAnthony Asquith
Based on Carnival
by Compton Mackenzie
Produced by Harry Bruce Woolfe
Starring Ann Casson
Carl Harbord
Moore Marriott
Cinematography Jack Parker
Music by John Reynders
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
10 December 1931
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Dance Pretty Lady is a 1931 British drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Ann Casson, Carl Harbord, Michael Hogan, Moore Marriott and Flora Robson. It was based on the 1912 novel Carnival by Compton Mackenzie. [1] The novel was subsequently remade as a 1946 film Carnival .



During the Edwardian era, a working-class ballet dancer begins a romance with a wealthy artist against a background of sharp disapproval. [2]


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  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | DANCE PRETTY LADY (1932)". Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2009.