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On with the Dance (1920 film)

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Genre  Drama
Production  Famous Players-Lasky
Duration  
Director  George Fitzmaurice
Story by  Michael Morton
Cinematography  Arthur Charles Miller
Country  United States
On with the Dance (1920 film) FileMae Murray in On with the Dance by George Fitzmaurice Film


Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  February 15, 1920
Based on  On with the Dance  by Michael Morton
Writer  Ouida Bergere (scenario), Michael Morton (based on a play by)
Cast  Mae Murray, David Powell, Holmes Herbert, Alma Tell
Similar movies  Related George Fitzmaurice movies

On with the Dance is 1920 American silent costume drama directed by George Fitzmaurice, starring Mae Murray and David Powell, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a screen adaptation of the 1917 Michael Morton play by the same name.

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Filming began in August 1919 when Mae Murray rejoined Famous Players-Lasky Corporation after having completed a term with Universal Pictures.

Actor Robert Schable had appeared in the 1917 Broadway play.

Cast

  • Mae Murray as Sonia
  • David Powell as Peter Derwynt
  • Alma Tell as Lady Tremelyn
  • John Miltern as Schuyler Van Vechten
  • Robert Schable as Jimmy Sutherland
  • Ida Waterman as Countess of Raystone
  • Zolya Talma as Fay Desmond
  • James A. Furey
  • Peter Raymond
  • Preservation status

  • The film is preserved at George Eastman House(w/Italian titles) and an excerpt appears in a Paramount promotional.
  • Reception

    The Evening Post wrote that Mae Murray's work with David Powell was a "revelation", and that her dance work in the film was one of its "outstanding features". Toronto Star noted the film as a success and wrote than fans of Mae Murray and David Powell will hail the two stars returning to headline George Fitzmaurice next film The Right to Love. The Milwaukee Journal wrote that the film played Mae Murray's "dainty little figure and delightful dancing" to advantage.

    An excerpt of the film is seen in the Paramount promotional film The House That Shadows Built (1931).

    References

    On with the Dance (1920 film) Wikipedia
    On with the Dance (1920 film) IMDb