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That's Dancing! (1985)

The history of dance depicted on film.

Director:

Jack Haley Jr.

Writer:

Jack Haley Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Himself - Host
Ray Bolger ... Himself - Host
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Host
Gene Kelly ... Himself - Host
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 Bert Michaels ... 'West Side Story' dancer
David Bean David Bean ... 'West Side Story' dancer
Robert Banas Robert Banas ... 'West Side Story ' dancer
Anthony 'Scooter' Teague ... 'West Side Story' dancer (as Scooter Teague)
Harvey Evans Harvey Evans ... 'West Side Story' dancer (as Harvey Hohnecker)
Tommy Abbott Tommy Abbott ... 'West Side Story' dancer
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That's Dancing See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,506,802, 20 January 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,210,938
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As an introduction to his co-hosting segment, Sammy Davis, Jr. is seen in an endearing clip from the short subject Rufus Jones for President (1933) that captures him at age seven, already a tap dancing veteran. The plan was for Davis to come full circle, closing his segment by introducing his own work as an adult, "Bang Bang" from Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964), but the number was dropped when the segment underwent a content overhaul in the editing process. See more »

Quotes

Sammy Davis, Jr.: When RKO Studio teamed Broadway star Fred Astaire with an up and coming young screen actress named Ginger Rogers, motion picture history was made. There would be no onscreen smooching for Astaire and Rogers. In their films, like "The Gay Divorcee", Ginger would resist Fred until the moment he holds her in his arms and dances with her and, then, well, audiences of the day were captivated by this new and graceful expression of - romantic love.
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Connections

Features And She Learned About Dames (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Civilians Now
Music by André Previn
Performed by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd in 'It's Always Fair Weather' (1955)
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Very Enjoyable and Entertaining!!
3 November 2002 | by jessicafSee 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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