The history of dance depicted on film.

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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 <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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18 January 1985 (USA)  »

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That's Dancing  »

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A multitude of well-known players, such as Ann-Margret, Joan Crawford, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Jack Haley, June Haver and Gene Nelson, James Stewart, Joan McCracken, Esther Williams, Frank Sinatra, Tarita, Taina Elg, José Iturbi, Doris Day, Judy Holliday and Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Marge Champion, Gower Champion and the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) dancers, appear only in brief film clips behind the opening credits, and nowhere else in the film, leading one to believe that a great deal of footage intended to be included never made the final cut. See more »

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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 It's Always Fair Weather (1955) See more »

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I Left My Hat in Haiti
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Danced by Fred Astaire, Jane Powell and others from the film Royal Wedding (1951)
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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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