Joan Crawford is pretty in "Dancing Lady". I never considered her a beauty. In fact, I don't think she's beautiful. But in "Dancing Lady", Joan Crawford is pretty, lively, sensual, brilliant. She did not dance very well, but their dramatic talents are good in this picture.
Clark Gable is fine, but his role is not interesting, although providing one of the most sensual moments of classic cinema: a slap on the ass of Joan Crawford is sexy and funny. The songs are not exceptional but the choreography, by contrast, is competent and the plot, though quite common, is not unpalatable.
After all, the film bored me a bit. Boring music and history not very engaging. Not a must-see movie but it's no waste. "Dancing Lady" is fairly good and the magnetism of Joan Crawford is a reason to see the film.