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Those Who Dance
Those Who Dance
is a 1930 American Pre-Code crime film produced and distributed by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and directed by William Beaudine. It stars Monte Blue, Lila Lee, William "Stage" Boyd and Betty Compson
Betty Compson
and is a remake of a 1924 silent film that starred Bessie Love
Bessie Love
and Blanche Sweet.[1] The story, written by George Kibbe Turner, was based on events which actually took place among gangsters in Chicago.


1 Synopsis 2 Foreign-language versions 3 Pre-code material 4 Preservation 5 Cast 6 References 7 External links

Synopsis[edit] Monte Blue
Monte Blue
plays as a police detective who is after a famous gangster (played by William Boyd). He disguises himself and lives in the very house of the famous gangster by pretending he is an out-of-town gangster who has just murdered someone. He pretends he is the sweetheart of an innocent girl (played by Lila Lee) who suspects her brother has been framed for murder by Monte Blue. Blue's moll, played by Betty Compson, is also in on the conspiracy as she had become fed up with his cheating, lying and brutal treatment. The life of Lee's brother, who has been sentenced to death in the electric chair, depends on them getting evidence against Boyd. Foreign-language versions[edit] Foreign-language versions were made in Spanish (Los Que Danzan), German The Dance Goes On (Der Tanz geht weiter) and French (Contre-EnquĂȘte). They are all apparently lost. Also apparently lost is the original 1924 silent version upon which the 1930 versions were based. Pre-code material[edit] The film contains a lot of pre-code material. Some examples include: Lila Lee's character is called "a professional virgin". Two unmarried couples live together, with the unspoken understanding that this is not true love forever, just a temporary situation for the sake of convenient sex for all parties concerned and hot meals on the table for the men as long as the situation lasts. There is also a gay reference about a man being "that way" about Tim Brady (played by William Janney), etc. Preservation[edit] The film survives complete. It was remastered in the 16 mm format by Associated Artists Productions
Associated Artists Productions
in 1956 and included in a package of vintage feature films syndicated to television stations. A 16 mm print is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research.[2] Another print exists at the Library of Congress.[3] Cast[edit]

The Silver Sheet, a studio publication promoting Thomas Ince Productions, April 1924

Lila Lee - Nora Brady Monte Blue
Monte Blue
- Dan Hogan William "Stage" Boyd - Diamond Joe Jennings Betty Compson
Betty Compson
- Kitty William Janney - Tim Brady Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
- Big Ben Benson Cornelius Keefe - Pat Hogan DeWitt Jennings
DeWitt Jennings
- Captain O'Brien Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
- Tony Richard Cramer
Richard Cramer
- Steve Daley Harry Semels
Harry Semels
- Hood Nick Thompson - Hood


^ White Munden, Kenneth (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. p. 802. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.  ^ "Those Who Dance". Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved 2014-01-04.  ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
by The American film Institute, c. 1978

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Films directed by William Beaudine


Watch Your Step (1922) Catch My Smoke
Catch My Smoke
(1922) Heroes of the Street (1922) Her Fatal Millions (1923) Penrod and Sam (1923) The Printer's Devil (1923) The Country Kid (1923) Boy of Mine
Boy of Mine
(1923) Daring Youth
Daring Youth
(1924) Wandering Husbands (1924) Daughters of Pleasure (1924) A Self-Made Failure (1924) Cornered (1924) Lover's Lane (1924) (unconfirmed) The Narrow Street (1925) A Broadway Butterfly (1925) How Baxter Butted In (1925) Little Annie Rooney (1925) That's My Baby (1926) Sparrows (1926) The Social Highwayman (1926) The Canadian (1926) Frisco Sally Levy (1927) The Life of Riley (1927) The Irresistible Lover (1927) The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris
The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris
(1928) Heart to Heart (1928) Home, James (1928) Do Your Duty (1928) Give and Take (1928) Fugitives (1929) Two Weeks Off (1929) Hard to Get (1929) The Girl from Woolworth's
The Girl from Woolworth's
(1929) Wedding Rings (1929) Those Who Dance
Those Who Dance
(1930) Road to Paradise (1930) Father's Son (1931) Misbehaving Ladies (1931) The Lady Who Dared
The Lady Who Dared
(1931) The Mad Parade (1931) Penrod and Sam (1931) Men in Her Life (1931) Three Wise Girls
Three Wise Girls
(1932) Make Me a Star (1932) The Crime of the Century (1933) Her Bodyguard (1933) The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

British films

Two Hearts in Harmony (1935) So You Won't Talk
(1935) Dandy Dick (1935) Boys Will Be Boys (1935) Get Off My Foot (1935) Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk (1935) Where There's a Will (1936) Educated Evans (1936) It's in the Bag (1936) Windbag the Sailor
Windbag the Sailor
(1936) Feather Your Nest
Feather Your Nest
(1937) Said O'Reilly to McNab
Said O'Reilly to McNab
(1937) Take It from Me (1937)


Torchy Gets Her Man
Torchy Gets Her Man
(1938) Torchy Blane in Chinatown
Torchy Blane in Chinatown
(1939) She Done Him Right (1940) Four Shall Die
Four Shall Die
(1940) Misbehaving Husbands
Misbehaving Husbands
(1940) Up Jumped the Devil (1941) Emergency Landing (1941) Mr. Washington Goes to Town (1941) Federal Fugitives
Federal Fugitives
(1941) Desperate Cargo
Desperate Cargo
(1941) Mr. Celebrity (1941) The Miracle Kid
The Miracle Kid
(1941) Blonde Comet
Blonde Comet
(1941) Duke of the Navy
Duke of the Navy
(1942) Broadway Big Shot
Broadway Big Shot
(1942) Lucky Ghost (1942) Professor Creeps
Professor Creeps
(1942) The Panther's Claw (1942) Men of San Quentin
Men of San Quentin
(1942) Gallant Lady (1942) One Thrilling Night
One Thrilling Night
(1942) Phantom Killer (1942) Foreign Agent (1942) The Living Ghost
The Living Ghost
(1942) The Ape Man
The Ape Man
(1943) Clancy Street Boys
Clancy Street Boys
(1943) Spotlight Scandals (1943) Ghosts on the Loose
Ghosts on the Loose
(1943) Here Comes Kelly (1943) Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Mr. Muggs Steps Out
(1943) Mystery of the 13th Guest
Mystery of the 13th Guest
(1943) What a Man! (1944) Voodoo Man
Voodoo Man
(1944) Hot Rhythm
Hot Rhythm
(1944) Detective Kitty O'Day (1944) Follow the Leader (1944) Leave It to the Irish (1944) Oh, What a Night (1944) Shadow of Suspicion (1944) Bowery Champs (1944) Crazy Knights (1944) Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad
(1945) Adventures of Kitty O'Day (1945) Fashion Model
Fashion Model
(1945) Blonde Ransom (1945) Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945) Come Out Fighting (1945) Black Market Babies (1945) Girl on the Spot (1946) The Face of Marble (1946) One Exciting Week
One Exciting Week
(1946) Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946) Below the Deadline (1946) Spook Busters
Spook Busters
(1946) Mr. Hex
Mr. Hex
(1946) Philo Vance Returns (1947) Hard Boiled Mahoney
Hard Boiled Mahoney
(1947) Too Many Winners (1947) Killer at Large (1947) Gas House Kids Go West
Gas House Kids Go West
(1947) News Hounds
News Hounds
(1947) Bowery Buckaroos (1947) The Chinese Ring
The Chinese Ring
(1947) Angels' Alley
Angels' Alley
(1947) Jinx Money (1948) Shanghai Chest
Shanghai Chest
(1948) The Golden Eye
The Golden Eye
(1948) Smugglers' Cove
Smugglers' Cove
(1948) Incident (1948) Kidnapped (1948) Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948) The Feathered Serpent (1948) The Lawton Story
The Lawton Story
(1949) Tuna Clipper (1949) Forgotten Women (1949) Trail of the Yukon (1949) Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (1949) Tough Assignment (1949)


Blue Grass of Kentucky (1950) Blonde Dynamite (1950) Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950) Lucky Losers (1950) County Fair (1950) Second Chance (1950) Blues Busters (1950) Bowery Battalion
Bowery Battalion
(1951) Cuban Fireball
Cuban Fireball
(1951) Ghost Chasers
Ghost Chasers
(1951) Let's Go Navy!
Let's Go Navy!
(1951) Havana Rose
Havana Rose
(1951) Crazy Over Horses
Crazy Over Horses
(1951) Rodeo (1952) Hold That Line (1952) Jet Job
Jet Job
(1952) Here Come the Marines
Here Come the Marines
(1952) The Rose Bowl Story (1952) Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
(1952) Feudin' Fools (1952) No Holds Barred (1952) Jalopy (1953) Born to the Saddle
Born to the Saddle
(1953) Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd
(1953) Murder Without Tears
Murder Without Tears
(1953) Yukon Vengeance
Yukon Vengeance
(1954) Paris Playboys (1954) Pride of the Blue Grass (1954) High Society (1955) Jail Busters (1955) Westward Ho the Wagons!
Westward Ho the Wagons!
(1956) Up in Smoke (1957) In the Money (1958) Ten Who Dared
Ten Who Dared
(1960) Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
(1966) Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Dau