starring Joan Crawford, John Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian, Anita Page


August, 1928

Gals with gold-digging aspirations can see this and learn. The story depicts life in the younger set and deals with the struggle of two gals for one lad. The presentation of youth is a lovely one, what with a yacht club and cocktails. The main issue is: Will the rich young hero succeed in rectifying the tragic mistake he made by choosing the wrong girl? Light romance - and good. One thrill you won't forget, nor the girl - Anita Page. Hers would be the outstanding performance if Joan Crawford and Dorothy Sebastian were not also in the picture.

Nice restraint in the work of John Mack Brown, leading man. Nils Asther's fervent kisses not too good, but his jealousy is real. Eddie Nugent, a prop-boy turned actor, is well started.


starring Joan Crawford, John Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian, Anita Page


September, 1928

Pictures are certainly getting better. Don't miss this one if you really want to be entertained. It has practically everything. Youth, pep, good-looking women, attractive clothes, and an awfully good story. The titles are funny. It's all very smart and modern, and Joan Crawford looks and acts better than she ever has. The cast also includes Dorothy Sebastian, Nils Asther, Eddie Nugent, Johnny Mack Brown, and other celebrities. And the big thrill is the small new blonde, Anita Page, who, in her second part, steals the picture from Joan Crawford and gives a performance that would be unusually good even for a big star. The story is about three modern girls, and how they get husbands and how they lose them.


starring Joan Crawford, Anita Page, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian and Nils Asther


December, 1928

That the public isn't tired of the jazz-mad story is proved in "Our Dancing Daughters," which, while it has nothing of consequence in its plot, succeeds in proving entertaining because of its atmospheric opulence, its colorful incident ­ and the personalities of the players. It has a title with more than its share of magnetism. Consequently, it will appeal to the younger set. What is revealed of plot of has been looked over time and again, but its obvious points will be overlooked in the general excellence of the production ­ and the spirit with which it moves. And there's where Joan Crawford steps up and takes a bow.

She it is who vies with another girl to win a gilded son of wealth. And there's a lot of animation in those scenes in which she and Anita Page strut their stuff. The picture is beautifully mounted, and the array of shots help in making one forget the plot's shortcomings. It is synchronized in places to bring emphasis to the incident ­ and most of the synchronization is in harmony with the detail it expresses. Nils Asther and John Mack Brown and Edward Nugent carry out the principal masculine assignments and do very well. You should like "Our Dancing Daughters" ­ it is fairly hot.

For more information, see "Our Dancing Daughters" as our "Feature of the Month"

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