Those Who Dance (1924 film)

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Those Who Dance
Silver Sheet April 01 1924 - THOSE WHO DANCE.pdf
Studio publication promoting film
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Produced by Thomas H. Ince
Written byLambert Hillyer (adaptation)
Arthur F. Slatter (adaptation)
Story byGeorge Kibbe Turner
Starring Blanche Sweet
Bessie Love
Warner Baxter
Cinematography Sidney Hickox [1]
Distributed by Associated First National
Release date
  • April 28, 1924 (1924-04-28)(U.S.) [2]
Running time
8 reels; 7,312 feet [3]
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Those Who Dance is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Thomas H. Ince and directed by Lambert Hillyer. Released by Associated First National, the film stars Blanche Sweet, Bessie Love, and Warner Baxter. It is based on a story by George Kibbe Turner.

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Warner Bros. later inherited First National in a merger and remade the film in 1930 as Those Who Dance , which exists at the Library of Congress. [4] It is not known whether the 1924 film currently survives, [4] and it may be a lost film.

Plot

When a young lawyer (Baxter)'s sister is killed in a bootleg liquor-related accident, he seeks justice by joining the prohibition force. A young man (Agnew) is wrongfully suspected of a crime, so his sister (Sweet) seeks evidence to set him free. The lawyer and young woman pose as a couple to infiltrate the underworld. [5] [6] [7]

Cast

Reception

The film received positive reviews. Blanche Sweet's performance was praised, and Bessie Love's received even higher praise for playing—against type—an underworld flapper. [3] [5] [6]

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References

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  2. "First National's First Twenty for 1924". First National Franchise. Vol. 3 no. 11. January–February 1924. p.  8.
  3. 1 2 "Those Who Dance". The Film Daily. Vol. 28 no. 64. June 15, 1924. p.  7.
  4. 1 2 Bennett, Carl (June 24, 2009). "Progressive Silent Film List: Those Who Dance". Silent Era.
  5. 1 2 "Thomas H. Ince Presents Those Who Dance" (PDF). The Silver Sheet. April 1, 1924. p. 6.
  6. 1 2 "The Shadow Stage". Photoplay. Vol. 26 no. 3. August 1924. p.  18.
  7. Pardy, George T. (July 19, 1924). "Mass Appeal in 'Those Who Dance'". Exhibitors Trade Review. p.  36.
  8. "Casts of Current Photoplays". Photoplay. Vol. 26 no. 3. August 1924. p.  121.