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.
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They Set Basin Street to Broadway Ablaze With Sizzling Songs and Hot Rhythm!
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?
Despite his face being on the poster, Emmett "Babe" Wallace goes uncredited. 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.
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Lena Horne
Danced by Katherine Dunham
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