Above: Joan Crawford, on the verge of becoming a serious actress.
"The Taxi Dancer" 1927
Cast: Cast: Joan Crawford, Owen Moore, Douglas Gilmore, Marc McDermott, William Orlamond, Gertrude Astor, Rockcliffe Fellows,
Claire McDowell, Bert Roach, Lou Costello
Joselyn Poe (Joan) is a down on her luck, unemployed dancer, who's overheard crying about her misfortune by gambler, Lee Rogers (Owen Moore). He offers to help her, using his contacts to get her a job as a Taxi Dancer. Her co-worker, Kitty (Gertrude Astor) introduces her to the sleazy types that frequent the world they now work in and this jolts Lee (Owen Moore) into realizing that he loves Joselyn (Joan) enough to give up his gambling ways in the pursuit of love.
Based on the novel The Taxi Dancer by Robert Terry Shannon (New York, 1931).
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James R. Quirk of Photoplay had this to say, "Joan Crawford rides high over the inferior material. Here is a girl of
singular beauty and promise. And she certainly has IT. Just now she is very much in need of good direction."
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