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 <email@example.com>
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 »
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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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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