|Those Who Dance|
Studio publication promoting film
|Directed by||Lambert Hillyer|
|Produced by||Thomas H. Ince|
|Written by||Lambert Hillyer (adaptation)|
Arthur F. Slatter (adaptation)
|Story by||George Kibbe Turner|
|Starring|| Blanche Sweet |
|Distributed by||Associated First National|
|8 reels; 7,312 feet|
|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.
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.It is not known whether the 1924 film currently survives, and it may be a lost film.
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.
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.
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