G | | Documentary, Musical
The history of dance depicted on film.
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.
Dancing on film is nearing its 100th anniversary - and the innovations through the years have been remarkable. Now, its no secret, dance follows music - and, as music changes, dance changes with it. The music of the 80s has had a profound influence ...
$1,506,802 (USA) (20 January 1985)
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