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The Unfinished Dance (1947)

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101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Meg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play the lead in the school's production of "Swan Lake...See moreMeg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play the lead in the school's production of "Swan Lake." So on opening night, Meg arranges an accident which nearly kills Darina and ends her dancing career. As a result, Bouchet becomes a star, while Meg is torn with guilt. Written by Daniel Bubbeo See less
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Writers
Paul Morand (story "La Morte du Cygne") | Myles Connolly
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Release date
Sep 19, 1947 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Margaret O'Brien
'Meg' Merlin 'Meg' Merlin   See fewer
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Cyd Charisse
Mlle. Ariane Bouchet Mlle. Ariane Bouchet   See fewer
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Karin Booth
La Darina La Darina   See fewer
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Danny Thomas
Mr. Paneros Mr. Paneros   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Mr. Ronsell Mr. Ronsell   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Murphy Murphy   See fewer
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Elinor Donahue
Josie (as Mary Eleanor Donahue) Josie (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)   See fewer
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Connie Cornell
Phyllis Phyllis   See fewer
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Ruth Brady
Miss Merlin Miss Merlin   See fewer
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Charles Bradstreet
Fred Carleton Fred Carleton   See fewer
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Ann Codee
Mme. Borodin Mme. Borodin   See fewer
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Gregory Gaye
Jacques Lacoste (as Gregory Gay) Jacques Lacoste (as Gregory Gay)   See fewer
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Lola Albright
Fashion House Associate (uncredited) Fashion House Associate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Polly Bailey
Wardrobe Woman (uncredited) Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Bert
Hairdresser (uncredited) Hairdresser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Billingsley
Miss Morgan (uncredited) Miss Morgan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney D'Albrook
Gallagher (uncredited) Gallagher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lola Deem
Fashion Model (uncredited) Fashion Model (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Dietrich
Richard Ping (uncredited) Richard Ping (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dillon
Detective Sergeant (uncredited) Detective Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Dunham
Night Watchman (uncredited) Night Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Earle
Dignified Man (uncredited) Dignified Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Emery
Fashion Model (uncredited) Fashion Model (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darlene Engle
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Connie Gilchrist
Josie's Mother (uncredited) Josie's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jessica Grayson
Ariane's Maid (uncredited) Ariane's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Dr. Philburn (uncredited) Dr. Philburn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eloise Hardt
Assistant Ballet Instructor (uncredited) Assistant Ballet Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Clock Customer (uncredited) Clock Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Kilroy
Old Doorman (uncredited) Old Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Langdon
Old Wardrobe Woman (uncredited) Old Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Leavitt
Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Linder
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Loofbourrow
Class Pianist (uncredited) Class Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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May McAvoy
Ronsell's Secretary (uncredited) Ronsell's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rhea Mitchell
Seamstress (uncredited) Seamstress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Neumann
Betsy (uncredited) Betsy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Newlan
Electrician (uncredited) Electrician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Mr. Brown - an Engineer (uncredited) Mr. Brown - an Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne O'Neal
Head Nurse (uncredited) Head Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Addison Richards
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim Ryan
Moose (uncredited) Moose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Schlickenmayer
Chauffeur (uncredited) Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frieda Stoll
Audition Accompanist (uncredited) Audition Accompanist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Stuart
Girl at Ballet (uncredited) Girl at Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Celia Travers
Pretty Nurse (uncredited) Pretty Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nella Walker
Dress Designer (uncredited) Dress Designer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alice Wallace
Fashion Model (uncredited) Fashion Model (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Windsor
Saleslady (uncredited) Saleslady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Wood
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Zoritch
Dancing Partner (uncredited) Dancing Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 358 votes