Saturday, April 25, 2009


Películas Musicales años 40-50

Version : 1949 - États-Unis - NB - 109 Min.
De Charles Walters Avec : Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers - Oscar Levant - Billie Burke - Gale Robbins - Jacques François - George Zucco


Dancing Cheek to Cheek

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance in the film 'Top Hat'

Swing Time - Rogers and Astaire

In this Swing Time clip, Lucky, Astaire, saves Penny's, Rogers, job by showing how much she has taught him.The first true dance number with the two, the other being with Fred fumbling and pretending to be a terrible dancer. Both scenes, however, go to the same song, Pick Yourself Up, this scene without lyrics and much more lively with the other more calm, with lyrics, between the two.Music by Jerome Kern and Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Puttin' on the Ritz - Fred Astaire

EDIT: 10/15/08 IT'S OVER 1,000,000!!!! Seriously, though, thank you all for viewing and rating, and I now have over 100 subscribers because of this video! THANK YOU ALL!

Fred Astaire - Puttin' On the Ritz (DVD Quality)

Gene Kelly y Frank Sinatra en "Un día en Nueva York" (On the town)(1949)

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) part 1

Beautiful sets and costumes set off the wonderful film about a family's preoccupation of St. Louis worlds fair. The music will have you singing along, and Judy Garland was at the peak of her career.

Gene Kelly tap dancing on roller skates

One of the greatest dancers of all time tap dancing on roller skates. Its from the movie It's Always Fair Weather (1955).

"I'm Singing in the rain", Gene Kelly

My Fair Lady - On The Street Where You Live

Well, I found that already uploaded on YouTube, but in a poor quality, and not the full scene. Also, it wasn't linked to Jeremy Brett (nor to Bill Shirley, who - unneccessarily, really - dubbed his singing voice). I love this scene since my childhood; and it's a marvellous song by Frederic Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics).
Finally, this is some sort of sentimental reminder for me. I was among those who, after the last performance of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, stood at the Stage Door of the Wyndham's Theatre and sang it to Jeremy Brett, who really was up in tears. May he rest in peace.

"Cameos" in this scene: the great Mona Washbourne and the inimitable Rex Harrison, playing George Bernard Shaw's Holmes substitute Henry Higgins.

Bye Bye Blackbird - Fosse

Wonderful Fosse number: "Bye Bye Blackbird" - adapted from "Liza With a Z" for the revue "Fosse". "Fosse" received a Tony award for Best Musical in 1999.

Sung by Ben Vereen. Great dance segment starts at 2:20.

From the highly recommended 2002 DVD "Fosse". View excerpts easily at

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Sing! Sing! Sing! (1 of 2) - Fosse

This wonderful big production number is the finale from the Tony Award-winning revue "Fosse". This is part 1 of 2.
Louis Prima's 1936 composition "Sing Sing Sing" became one of his biggest hits and one of the most covered standards of the swing era; Benny Goodman's performance of the song at Carnegie Hall with a featured performance by Gene Krupa on drums has become iconic.

From the highly recommended 2002 DVD "Fosse". View excerpts easily at

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Gene Krupa- Sing, Sing, Sing

The Benny Goodman big band playing Sing Sing Sing, featuring Gene Krupa at the end. We get the added benefit of hearing Mr. Harry James play a trumpet solo

Louis Prima 1936 - 'Swing It'

Radio Pictures presents... - Directed by Leslie Goodwin, Produced by Lee Marcus. appearing; Lucille Ball. Pee Wee Russell, clarinette; Frank Frederico, the Famous Door.

Louis Prima - Lazy River

Tribute to Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 -- June 17, 2008)danced with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in some of Hollywood's finest musicals - The Band Wagon and Silk Stockings with Astaire, and Singin' in the Rain and Brigadoon with Gene Kelly.

She was one of the most brilliant and beautiful female dancers ever to appear on the big screen.

Fred Astaire DANCING PARTNERS Tribute 1933-68

Another SEProductions montage! This time it's a special tribute to all of the fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) performers who've had the privilege to dance with the inimitable FRED ASTAIRE during his long and oh-so-memorable feature-film career. (Strictly because of time limits and unavailability, we had to make the hard decision to ignore television partners.)

Beginning with Joan Crawford in 1933, the clips are in chronological order. (If you'd like to be notified as our tributes are uploaded, just subscribe to our channel.)

In order of appearance:
Ginger Rogers, Top Hat, 1935
Scene from Easter Parade, 1948
Joan Crawford, Dancing Lady, 1933
Ginger Rogers, Flying Down to Rio, 1933
Ginger Rogers, Roberta, 1935
Ginger Rogers, Top Hat, 1935
Ginger Rogers, Swing Time, 1936
Harriet Hoctor, Shall We Dance, 1937
George Burns & Gracie Allen, Damsel in Distress, 1937
Joan Fontaine, Damsel in Distress, 1937
George Murphy, Broadway Melody of 1940, 1940
Eleanor Powell, Broadway Melody of 1940, 1940
Paulette Goddard, Second Chorus, 1940
Rita Hayworth, You'll Never Get Rich, 1941
Virginia Dale, Holiday Inn, 1942
Marjorie Reynolds, Holiday Inn, 1942
Joan Leslie, The Sky's the Limit, 1943
Lucille Bremer, Yolanda and the Thief, 1945
Gene Kelly, Ziegfeld Follies, 1946
Joan Caulfield, Blue Skies, 1946
Bing Crosby, Blue Skies, 1946
Olga San Juan, Blue Skies, 1946
Judy Garland, Easter Parade, 1948
Ann Miller, Easter Parade, 1948
Ginger Rogers, Barkleys of Broadway, 1949
Vera-Ellen, Three Little Words, 1950
Betty Hutton, Let's Dance, 1950
Sarah Churchill (Winston's daughter), Royal Wedding, 1951
Jane Powell, Royal Wedding, 1951
Jack Buchanan, The Band Wagon, 1953
Cyd Charisse, The Band Wagon, 1953
Leslie Caron, Daddy Long Legs, 1955
Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face, 1957
Kay Thompson, Funny Face, 1957
Janis Paige, Silk Stockings, 1957
Petula Clark, Finian's Rainbow, 1968
Fred Astaire, Blue Skies, 1946


Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell & George Murphy perform Cole Porter's "I've Got My Eyes On You".

Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron - An American In Paris

Only two pictures have ever been described by critical concensus as "the perfect film"; Citizen Kane and An American in Paris. This was Kelly's magnum opus. His choreography was of such a standard that the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences created a special Oscar that year in recognition of his achievement. Though Singin' in the Rain is the film everyone knows, this is the film they should all watch. This is the routine everyone hould watch.
Here is his duet with the stunning Leslie Caron, and if there is a more charged duet anywhere in dance on film I have yet to see it. All those fans of crappy celebrity ballroom comps should take note. This is how it's done

A Chorus Line (Final/One)

Final scene from the movie "A chorus line" by Richard Attemborough with Michael Douglas

The Sound of Music Trailer (1965)

In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun.When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischevious children,Maria is given the job.The Captain's wife is dead,and he is often away,and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on.The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring,and have managed to run each of them off one by one.When Maria arrives,she is initially met with the same hostility,but her kindness,understanding,and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives--including the Captain's.Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love,even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant.The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made.Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed,however,by world events.Austria is about to come under the control of Germany,and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.
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