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That's Dancing! (1985)

G  |   |  Documentary, Musical  |  18 January 1985 (USA)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Abbott ...
Himself (clip from "West Side Story") (archive footage)
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Robert Banas ...
Himself (clip from "West Side Story") (archive footage)
Herself (clip from "Flashdance") (archive footage)
David Bean ...
Himself (clip from "West Side Story") (archive footage)
Francesca Bellini ...
Herself (clip from "West Side Story") (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)


A documentary film about dancing on the screen, from it's orgins after the invention of the movie camera, over the movie musical from the late 20s, 30s, 40s 50s and 60s up to the break dance and the music videos from the 80s. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <>

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18 January 1985 (USA)  »

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That's Dancing  »

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Director Jack Haley Jr.'s credits are shown over a picture of his father, Jack Haley in the role of the Tin Woodman in The Wizard of Oz (1939). This also happened at the end of the earlier That's Entertainment! (1974) which Haley also produced. See more »


Title Card: This film is dedicated to all the dancers... especially those who devoted their lives to the development of their art long before there was a motion picture camera.
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Features tom thumb (1958) See more »


Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers from the film The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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Very Enjoyable and Entertaining!!
3 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful documentary about dance and some of the greatest dance film stars ever. Ive recently seen it and enjoyed it!But must say that I thought the dancing from the 70's and 80's wasn't a 'spectacular' as the dance numbers from the 30's and 40's. I rate it a 8/10 stars. ********

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