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Oscar Movies: Born to Dance (1936) B+
In MGM’s Oscar-nominated “Born to Dance,” three sailors on leave, Ted (James Stewart), Mush (Buddy Ebsen) and Gunny (Sid Silvers, who also co-wrote the script) romancing Nora Paige (Eleanor Powell), Peppy (Frances Langford), and Jenny (Una Merkel).
Oscar Nominations: 2
Song: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
Dance Direction: Dave Gould
Oscar Awards: None
Porter never won an Oscar. The Best Song went to Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for “The Way You Look at Me Tonight,” from the Astaire-Rogers musical, “Swing Time.”
The winner of the Best Dance Direction was Seymour Felix’s “A Pretty Girl is Like Melody,” from the biopic, “The Great Ziegfeld.”
Running time: 108 Minutes.
Directed by Roy Del Ruth.
Released: November 27, 1936.
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