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?
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
Yes, you're takin' all my money, And goin' out havin' yourself a ball
Baby, I was born ballin', and I'm gonna ball the rest of my life.
Referenced in Show Offs: Lipstick Time
The Jumpin' Jive
Written by Cab Calloway
, Jack Palmer
and Frank Froeba
Performed by Cab Calloway and His Band
Danced by The Nicholas Brothers See more