Dance Hall
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIrving Pichel
Screenplay byStanley Rauh
Ethel Hill
Produced bySol M. Wurtzel
StarringCarole Landis
Cesar Romero
William "Bill" Henry
June Storey
J. Edward Bromberg
Charles Halton
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Music byEmil Newman
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • July 18, 1941 (1941-07-18)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Dance Hall is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Irving Pichel and written by Stanley Rauh and Ethel Hill. The film stars Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, William "Bill" Henry, June Storey, J. Edward Bromberg and Charles Halton. It is based on the novel The Giant Swing by W. R. Burnett. The film was released on July 18, 1941, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2][3]


Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke until she realizes that he is a ladies man. Nice guy Duke matches her with composer Joe Brooks.



  1. ^ "Dance Hall (1941) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  2. ^ "Dance Hall". Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley (1941-07-19). "Movie Review - Dance Hall - A Dreary Session With the Comic Muse in 'Dance Hall,' New Film at the Roxy". Retrieved 2015-09-26.

See also

  1. Dirty Dancing (1987) - A dance instructor and a young woman from different backgrounds fall in love.
  2. La La Land (2016) - A modern musical exploring the highs and lows of love and ambition.
  3. Shall We Dance (1937/2004) - Whether you watch the original with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or the modern version with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez, the story revolves around dance and romance.
  4. Footloose (1984/2011) - A young man moves to a small town where dancing is forbidden.
  5. West Side Story (1961) - A classic musical that tells a Romeo and Juliet-like story set against the backdrop of gang wars in New York.
  6. Saturday Night Fever (1977) - A young man finds escape from his ordinary life through disco dance.
  7. Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Not about dance halls, but it has some of the best dance scenes in film history.