That's Dancing!

That's Dancing!

Director: Jack Haley Jr. Cast: Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., Mikhail Baryshnikov
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That's Dancing!

Nine years after his last compilation of musical-movie highlights (That's Entertainment, Part II), producer Jack Haley Jr. offers another enjoyable nostalgia-fest, That's Dancing. Unlike his earlier films, which were confined to the output of MGM, That's Dancing offers vignettes from the best of Warner Bros. (the Busby Berkeley extravaganzas, On Your Toes), RKO (Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers), 20th Century-Fox (The Nicholas Brothers, Carmen Miranda), Universal (1969's Sweet Charity) and United Artists (the "Cool" number from West Side Story). There are also highlights from the top musicals of the 1970s and 1980s, which with such rare exceptions as Saturday Night Fever (1977) can't hold a candle to Hollywood's vintage songfests. Host
arrators Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli and Ray Bolger help put the clips in their historical perspective, though all five stars seem tired and unenthusiastic. The real money scene in That's Dancing is Ray Bolger's "wind" dance, which was cut from the final release print of The Wizard of Oz (1939). In answer to the excellent audience response to this vintage sequence, Haley's next compilation, That's Entertainment III (1995), incorporated several such "lost" musical gems from the MGM vaults.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2007
UPC: 0012569795310
Original Release: 1985
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:44:00

Special Features

Introduction by Gene Kelly and Jack Haley, Jr.; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; 4 vintage making-of featurettes: Invitation to Dance/The Search/The Cameras Roll and the Gathering; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Host
Sammy Davis Actor
Mikhail Baryshnikov Actor
Liza Minnelli Actor
Ray Bolger Actor
Fred Astaire Actor
Jennifer Beals Actor
Cyd Charisse Actor
Ruby Keeler Actor
Shirley MacLaine Actor
Dean Martin Actor
Ginger Rogers Actor
James Mitchell Actor

Technical Credits
Jack Haley Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bud Friedgen Associate Producer
Gene Kelly Executive Producer
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
David Niven Producer
Michael J. Sheridan Associate Producer,Editor
Ron Talsky Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- That's Dancing
1. That's Dancing! Credits [5:03]
2. Gene Kelly; Early Dance On Film [4:54]
3. 42nd Street, The Shadow Waltz [5:32]
4. I Only Have Eyes For You, Dames [4:35]
5. Lullaby of Broadway [2:44]
6. Sammy Davis Jr., I Won't Dance [3:54]
7. Night and Day, Pick Yourself Up [3:54]
8. Bojangles Robinson [3:23]
9. Eleanor Powell [4:19]
10. Nicholas Brothers [2:34]
11. Ray Bolger [4:32]
12. Baryshnikov On Ballet [5:20]
13. Vera Zorina, Moira Shearer [3:26]
14. Toumanova to Nureyev [3:53]
15. Ray Bolger; Golden Age [3:55]
16. I Left My Hat in Haiti [3:13]
17. Moses Supposes, Thinking of You [4:42]
18. Invitation to the Dance [3:04]
19. A Shine On Your Shoes; Binge Dance [5:05]
20. Liza's Regards to Broadway [3:31]
21. Tom, Dick and Harry; Out of My Dreams [4:12]
22. There's Gotta Be Something...; The Red Blues [5:10]
23. Cool [3:39]
24. Saturday Night Fever, Fame, Flashdance [5:03]
25. Beat It [1:41]
26. End Credits [2:47]

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