Dancing great Bill 'Williamson' sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to "settle down." Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway. Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
17 November 1943 (Sweden)
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Also Known As:
Der Tänzer auf den Stufen
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
Final film of Bill Robinson
, who died of heart failure at age 71 on November 25, 1949 in New York City. See more
The first time Selena says "Bill Williamson" (in the first scene, before her character has met him) her mouth quite clearly says "Bill Robinson. Bill Robinson
played Bill Williamson. See more
Clem never told me you could sing like that, Selina.
I couldn't when Clem went away... but I practiced, and I studied. I've always been ambitious. Haven't you, Bill?
Never have been, except to get three square meals a day, regular. But I'm beginning to see things different now.
Referenced in Be Kind Rewind
There's No Two Ways About Love
Music by James P. Johnson
and Irving Mills
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed by Lena Horne
Reprised by Horne, Bill Robinson
and Cab Calloway
Introduction to reprise written by Lionel Newman See more