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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 ... Self - Host
Ray Bolger ... Self - Host
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Self - Host
Gene Kelly ... Self - Host
Liza Minnelli ... Self - 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 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 ... 'West Side Story' dancer (as Harvey Hohnecker)
Tommy Abbott Tommy Abbott ... 'West Side Story' dancer
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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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Trivia

Footage of Liza Minnelli performing "Mein Herr" in Cabaret (1972) figured prominently in the marketing campaign of That's Dancing! (1985), appearing in the title logo, on the cover of the soundtrack album and in the movie's press kit. The song was originally slotted as the first number of the final section, just prior to "You Should Be Dancing" from Saturday Night Fever (1977), but all that remains in the release print is a brief video snippet under Minnelli's screen credit in the main title. Deleting the number was an error of judgment, if only because Minnelli emerges as the only co-host in the film not seen performing in a featured dance sequence. See more »

Quotes

Sammy Davis, Jr.: Among the great stylist of the 30s, Astaire and Rogers contributed more dancing of unsurpassed originality and execution than any other artists. Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers. Nobody does it better.
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Connections

Features Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby Of Broadway
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by The Busby Berkeley Dancers in Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
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User Reviews

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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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

Gross USA:

$4,210,938

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,210,938
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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