Dancing Sweeties (Warner Bros.) (1930)

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4 “DANCING SWEETIES” Director Ray Enright Scoured Dance Halls for Extras in “Dancing Sweeties” (Advance) T was a happy occasion for nearly 400 young men and girls who, with but a few exceptions, were all movie-struck, to suddenly be given the opportunity of acting before bright incandescent lamps and grinding cameras. Seldom does a motion picture company go further than the central casting office for extra talent, but when Director Ray Enright found that such a great number of young people would be required for the dance hall sequences in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Brothers and Vitaphone picture which comes to the theatre MOG so , he took it upon himself to secure them. Ordinarily it would have taken less than a day to hire this number of extra players, but Enright wanted realism in the dance hall atmosphere, and was willing to spend more time getting it. He wanted the types of young people who night after night attend dance halls, the oily-haired sheiks and gum-chewing painted young ladies who lie awake nights trying to evolve a new and .cricate step. The only places to find this type of person was in dance halls, and Enright himself spent more than two weeks in nightly visits to the largest dance emporiums in Los Angeles and vicinity in order to secure the right people. Many were dubious about Enright and a chance to actually work in talking pictures, but all evinced great pleasure and excitement when finally convinced that it was true and not just a “gag” of some kind. Their excitement and _ interest was doubled when they learned that they would not only be able to see but actually work with Grant Withers, Sue Carol, Tully Marshall, Kate Price, Eddie Philips, Hdna Murphy, Adamae Vaughn and many others. According to Enright the movie extras of his choice necessitated less instruction than most seasoned players, and all of them took to motion picture cameras like fish to water. “It was the first time in my career,’ said Enright “that 400 extra players all showed up on time. Usually a family illness or some unlooked for occurrence causes delay to a few, but in this case every boy and girl was punctual, some of them I believe were two hours early.” “DANCING SWEETIES” is a fast moving melodrama of modern youth adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson from Harry Fried’s original story. | ADVERTISEMENT | ‘WE SHER CROS, present A red-hot romance that explains the good and bad youth's new code in of morals! DANCING SWEETIES Take it from Bill and Molly, love and marriage isn’t what it was. They changed a long engage ment to a three-hour courtship; the church to a dance hall; the organ to a saxophone; and the wedding march to red-hot jazz. An intensely human picture, full of human drama and human comedy. GRANT WITHERS SUE CAROL and a great cast You'll love it. Song hit: “THE KISS WALTZ” Two Col. Ad. Style A—Cut or Mat Newlyweds Pai Sue Carro// and Grant Withers M *Dancing Sweeties" A Warner Bros. Production. ( Bill and Molly take possession of the home they received free after staging a public wedding Production No. 2—Cut or Mat Folly of Youth Leads to Disaster (Advance) “DANCING SWEETIES,” a new story of dance hall life and the folly of youth, is the Warner Bros. Vitaphone production opening at thes]: theater next... Grant Withers and Sue Carol play the featured roles in this thrilling melodrama. The story deals with a boy and a girl who are mutually dissatisfied with their home life and upon the impulse of the moment they decide to marry and become independent of family ties and nagging. They experience many difficulties in overcoming family objections and the boy soon finds out that a happy home cannot be established on the basis of nightly visits to dance halls. “DANCING SWEETIES” is an original story by Harry Fried and adapted to the talking screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph ‘A. Jackson. The supporting cast includes Eddie Philips, Edna Murphy, Tully Marshall, Kate Price, Adamae Vaughn, Margaret Seddon, Sid Silvers and many others. Ray Enright directed. ‘Sid Silvers —A Warner Bros. Production ~ || Dance Hall Sheik Hero of Screen Romance (Advance) Manadverss = te OL the. theater announces that “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol, is their next attraction opening The story concerns a young man, a typical dance hall sheik, who is taught that marriage and a happy home will not mix with dancing and parties. It is a fine melodrama of modern youth that fairly teems with action. The supporting cast includes Edna Murphy, Tully Marshall, Eddie Philips, Kate Price, Adamae Vaughn, Margaret Seddon and many others. The play is based on the original story by Harry Fried and adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson. Ray Enright directed. _ ; Grant Withers And Sue Carol In New Film (Advance) With a cast headed by Grant Withers and Sue Carol and including Eddie Philips, Edna Murphy, Tully Marshall, Kate Price, ‘Margaret Seddon, Adamae Vaughn, and many others. “DANCING SWEETIES,” Warner Bros. latest Vitaphone production, | will open at=the. = theater This colorful story of modern youth, adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph Jackson, accurately depicts in a realistic manner the lives of boys and girls who night after night haunt dance halls. Grant Withers portrays the role of a smart-cracking conceited cup-chaser, who jerks sodas for a living. He becomes involved in a whirlwind marriage, which results in family complications and finally his downfall, but not before he is made to realize that dance halls are not everything in life. “DANCING SWEETIES” was directed by Ray Enright. “HULLABALOO,” NEW DANCE CRAZE IN HOLLYWOOD (Advance) ( upon the heels of the prep-step and the varsity-drag comes the “Hullabaloo,” the latest and hottest dance, which will be introduced by Grant Withers and Sue Carol in “DANCING SWEETIES”, SPS OOS AR One SAG Ie 6 eer e La.eckehig kare 6 the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production coming Theatre next “DANCING SWEETIES” is a comedy-drama of modern youth, a gripping story of a dance-crazed boy and girl who marry to get away from their families, but soon learn that happy homes and dance halls don’t mix. Included in the cast are Edna M urphy, Tully Marshall, Eddie Philips, Kate Price, Margaret Seddon, Adamae V aughn, Sid Sil vers and Vincent Barnett. It was adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson and directed by Ray Enright. Natural Voice Best for Talkies Says Director (Current) HAT the voice of talking picture artists should be natural with no attempt at elegant rhetoric is the opinion of Ray Enright, who directed “DANCING SWEETIES ” the latest Warner Bros. and ” phone production now playin. theese 2 A theater. — “Stage voices are trained in the ‘old’ school,” claims Enright, “and are almost taboo in talking pictures. For the talking screen of today we strive to secure natural, clear voices. In the past great stress was laid on the stage player’s ability to hiss his S’s and roll his R’s, besides unnecessary accentuation of other letters and words, but the superfluous voice affectation of the stage is finding no room on the talking screens. “In many cases where a player portrays a particular character it is necessary for him to change his words, but not his voice. There is probably no better example of this than the case of Grant Withers in “DANCING SWEETIES.” In this film he depicts the part of a dance crazed soda-jerker, who though not altogether uneducated, speaks imperfect English. His enunciation, being in character, is not always correct, but the voice and manner in which he speaks is perfectly natural. “When you change the natural tone of a human voice you rob its owner’s personality,” declares Enright. Sue Carol enacts a featured role opposite Withers in “DANCING SWEETIES” with a cast that includes Edna Murphy, Eddie Philips, Tully Marshall, Kate Price, Margaret Seddon, Adamae Vaughn and many others. It was adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson. : Young Lovers Rush Past Danger Signals (Current) “There’s a time and place for everything! So says the old adage, but it doesn’t say whether it’s the right or wrong time and place. . When Bill Cleaver met Molly O’Neil at Hoffman’s Parisian Dance Palace he had no idea of marrying her, but two dances and five cocacolas later he proposed to her—she accepted and ten minutes later he was a Benedict. This is exactly what happens to Grant Withers and Sue Carol jr “DANCING SWEETIES,” the W ner Bros: and Vitaphone come drama of modern youth now pl. INS at the os theater, and though their whirlwind courtship and marriage occurred at the right place, there is some question as to the time. The cast of “DANCING SWERTIES,” adapted to the Screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson, includes Edna Murphy, Tully Marshall, Kate Price, Margaret Seddon, Adamae Vaughn, Sid Silvers, Vincent Barnett and others. It was directed by Ray Enright. “DANCING SWEETIES” A Vivid Picture of Modern Youth