Directed by Dorothy Arzner (A woman! I am scandalized!)
Isn't it crazy that this is only the second movie on the list directed by a woman (the other being The Smiling Madame Beudet). This is not the fault of the Listmakers (like I could accuse the gods of error!). There simply weren't a lot of female directors and frankly, I am glad that few have been including. I wouldn't want a woman director to be on the list merely because she was a woman. I would like her to earn her spot (here's looking at you, book list). This film, thankfully, deserves its place on the list.
Another weird thing about this movie: it stars Lucille Ball. It is just full of surprises! This film is about two aspiring dancers (Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball) who have to deal with career and man problems (don't we all ladies). The dance scenes were really good, especially Maureen O'Hara's. The movie takes a little while to get started but once it does it is delightfully entertaining; I really enjoyed seeing Lucille Ball in this kind of role. So check it out!
Lucille Ball ended up buying RKO, the studio that produced this film.
O'Hara and Ball became lifelong friends from this movie.
Hula scene from movie: