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  (in credits order)

Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Himself - Host (also archive footage)

Ray Bolger ... Himself - Host (also archive footage)

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Host (also archive footage)

Gene Kelly ... Himself - Host (also archive footage)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself - Host

Tucker Smith ... 'West Side Story' dancer

Tony Mordente ... 'West Side Story' dancer

David Winters ... 'West Side Story' dancer

Eliot Feld ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Bert Michaels ... 'West Side Story' dancer
David Bean ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Robert Banas ... 'West Side Story ' dancer
Anthony 'Scooter' Teague ... 'West Side Story' dancer (as Scooter Teague)
Harvey Evans ... 'West Side Story' dancer (as Harvey Hohnecker)
Tommy Abbott ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Susan Oakes ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Gina Trikonis ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Carole D'Andrea ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Francesca Bellini ... 'West Side Story' dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Busby Berkeley ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Kidd ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Laskey ... Himself (archive footage)

Lyle Talbot ... Himself

John Travolta ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Jack Haley Jr. 
Writing credits
Jack Haley Jr. (written by)

Produced by
Bud Friedgen .... associate producer
Jack Haley Jr. .... producer
Gene Kelly .... executive producer
David Niven Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Sheridan 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky 
Production Management
G. Mac Brown .... unit production manager
Wally Samson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Dreyfuss .... second assistant director
Ira Halberstadt .... first assistant director
Richard Hinds .... first assistant director
Paul Hornstein .... second assistant director
Joel Tuber .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lyle J. Burbridge .... re-recording mixer
Paul Hochman .... sound editor
William L. McCaughey .... re-recording mixer
Ray O'Reilly .... re-recording mixer
Marty Church .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Gregory H. Watkins .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Laszlo .... additional photographer
Paul Lohmann .... additional photographer
Editorial Department
Bud Friedgen .... supervising editor
James Seidelman .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Scott Perry .... music editor
William Saracino .... music editor
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... film researcher (as Jessica Berman-Bogdan)
Steve Fisch .... film researcher (as Stephen Fisch)
Howard Hays .... film researcher (as Howard W. Hayes)
Alex Romero .... choreographer (uncredited)

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105 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Gene Kelly:[First lines] Long before the dawn of history, long before he could sing or even speak, man danced. Moving to his own internal rhythms, the pounding in his heart, the beating of his pulse, primitive man discovered dance. It is within us. Always.See more »
Movie Connections:
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Incredible Dancing, Brain Dead Narration, 31 December 2005
Author: cadmandu from California

I can't add a whole lot of critical commentary to what's already written here, so let me say why I enjoyed this film. Would have gotten 10 stars if there hadn't been a lot of stupid narration. After you hear Liza Minelli's monologue, you'll know how she got her career; born to the right people.

Anyhoo . . . FANTASTIC dancing, and great clips, even if as others have said they are not necessarily the best of the performers. I was born in 48 so a lot of this was news to me. Shirley Temple dancing with her black partner (Bo Jangles somebody) alone was worth the price of admission. An interview with Busby Berkeley on set. Anne Miller doing her thing (remember her from Mulholland Drive?) A clip from the Wizard of Oz, which was edited out, of Ray Bolger dancing up a storm. On and on.

These people don't dance . . . they float, they fly, they defy gravity and all of Newton's laws. It's a sight to behold. Fred Astaire didn't have legs, he had springs. Some people did walk out of the theatre after a few minutes, but I'll tell you, I sat there with my mouth hanging open most of this flick.

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