A Candid Ann Dvorak Moment

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 41


I usually don’t post videos from YouTube here, because the clips tend to get pulled from the site. However, I’m going to give it another shot with this compilation of the best of the Warner Bros. blooper reels.

If I am not mistaken, Warner would put together these reels at the end of the year and show them at an event, like a holiday party. This particular video has selected choice moments over multiple years and includes Bette Davis, James Cagney, Carole Lombard, Errol Flynn – and Ann Dvorak.

At 00:28 into the clip, you’ll see Paul Muni flub a line in Dr. Socrates which cracks Ann up. It’s just a couple of seconds long, but there’s something sweet about her reaction, and there appears to be a genuine affection between Ann and her former Scarface co-star. As far as I know, this is the only Ann clip that popped up on any of these reels. Even though there’s just a couple of seconds of Ann, it’s worth watching the whole thing. Yes, people really did swear in real life during the reign of Joseph Breen!

Special thanks to Ann-D fan, Scott, who reminded me of this special clip!



  1. artman2112 February 11, 2013

    omg that stuff is classic! i agree that scene with Ann makes one think they got on like old friends, very sweet to see! the clips of Cagney from St Louis Kid are hilarious, sadly no bloopers with miss Ellis tho *sigh*

  2. admin February 11, 2013

    I think with Miss Ellis, you’ve got someone even more obscure than Ann-D!

  3. artman2112 February 11, 2013

    haha no kidding huh? i’m quite certain i am the worlds biggest fan of hers, i even posted that on a thread at IMDB, haha! interestingly her first scene in a film that i am aware of is with Ann Dvorak, haha!

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