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66 Classic Movie Dance Scenes Mashup to Uptown Funk


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Golden Era of Movies for the win!

Michael Binder is what you would call a “movie aficionado” through and through. He’s probably watched just about every single movie you’ve ever heard of, twice. In fact, Binder loves movies so much that he’s managed to make a career writing about them and talking about them for his hundreds of followers.

But when he saw the mega viral hit that featured a bunch of dance scenes from popular movies matched up to the incredibly popular song, “Uptown Funk,” he was instantly inspired to do a similar mashup, only he wanted to use dance scenes from movies that only came out of the Golden Age of cinema.

It took him a long while to find the perfect clips which properly conveyed the energy and passion, but after he scanned through hundreds and hundreds of movies from 1953 and earlier, he finally edited together an absolutely stunning video featuring some of our favorite dancers and singers.

It’s pretty amazing to watch legends like, Gene Kelly, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, and Fred Astaire dance to one of the catchiest songs ever!

The amount of time it must have taken to edit this whole piece together is truly astounding. Not only did Binder have to be aware of the dance sequence in his head, but he had to time it properly with the music without speeding up or slowing down the original footage.

And here are all the clips:

As so many have requested it, here is a full list of the films and the major performers (distinct film numbers in square brackets): 1. [1] Red-Headed Woman (1932) – Jean Harlow. 2. [2] The Littlest Rebel (1935) – Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson. 3. [3] The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 4. [4] Sensations of 1945 – David Lichine and Eleanor Powell. 5. [5] Broadway Melody of 1940 – Fred Astaire. 6. [6] Honolulu (1939) – Eleanor Powell and Gracie Allen. 7. Broadway Melody of 1940 – Fred Astaire. 8. [7] Lady Be Good (1941) – Eleanor Powell. 9. [8] Girl Crazy (1943) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. 10. [9] You Were Never Lovelier (1942) – Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. 11. Broadway Melody of 1940 – Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire. 12. [10] Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) – Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. 13. [11] Colleen (1936) – Ruby Keeler and Paul Draper. 14. [12] Gilda (1946) – Rita Hayworth. 15. [13] It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) – Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante. 16. [14] Animal Crackers (1930) – Groucho Marx. 17. [15] For Me and My Gal (1942) – Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. 18. [16] Summer Stock (1950) – Judy Garland. 19. [17] The Little Princess (1939) – Shirley Temple. 20. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 21. [18] Easter Parade (1948) – Ann Miller. 22. [19] Second Chorus (1940) – Fred Astaire. 23. [20] Footlight Parade (1933) – James Cagney and Ruby Keeler. 24. [21] Kiss Me Kate (1953) – Bob Fosse and Carol Haney. 25. [22] The Pirate (1948) – Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers. 26. [23] Carefree (1938) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 27. [24] On the Town (1949) – Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller and Vera Ellen. 28. [25] Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) – unidentified. Any suggestions? 29. [26] The Gay Divorcee (1934) – Fred Astaire. 30. [27] A Day at the Races (1937) – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. 31. [28] Go Into Your Dance (1935) – Al Jolson. 32. [29] Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers. 33. [30] Babes on Broadway (1941) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. 34. [31] Ship Ahoy (1942) – Eleanor Powell. 35. [32] The Sky's the Limit (1943) – Fred Astaire. 36. [33] Small Town Girl (1953) – Bobby Van. 37. [34] Anchors Aweigh (1945) – Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. 38. [35] Show Boat (1936) – Sammy White and Queenie Smith. 39. [36] Top Hat (1935) – Fred Astaire.40. [37] Broadway Melody of 1938 – Eleanor Powell. 41. [38] Roberta (1935) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.42. [39] Love 'em and Leave 'em (1926) – Louise Brooks. 43. [40] Singin' in the Rain (1952) – Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly. 44. [41] Babes in Arms (1939) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. 45. [42] 42nd Street (1933) – chorus. 46. [43] Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) – Judy Garland. 47. [44] The Band Wagon (1953) – Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire. 48. [45] Born to Dance (1936) – Eleanor Powell. 49. [46] Broadway Melody of 1936 – Eleanor Powell. 50. Honolulu (1939) – Eleanor Powell. 51. [47] Rosalie (1937) – Eleanor Powell. 52. [48] Swing Time (1936) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 53. [49] Ziegfeld Follies (1945) – Lucille Ball (with whip). 54. Top Hat (1935) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 55. [50] Follow the Fleet (1936) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 56. [51] Cover Girl (1944) – Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Phil Silvers. 57. [52] Thousands Cheer (1943) – Eleanor Powell.58. Anchors Aweigh (1945) – Jerry Mouse and Gene Kelly. 59. [53] Royal Wedding (1951) – Fred Astaire. 60. [54] Way out West (1937) – Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel. 61. [55] The Red Shoes (1948) – Moira Shearer. 62. [56] Blue Skies (1946) – Fred Astaire. 63. [57] Boarding House Blues (1948) – the Berry Brothers. 64. [58] Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers. 65. [59] The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 66. [60] Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) – James Cagney. 67. Broadway Melody of 1938 – Buddy Ebsen, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy. 68. [61] An American in Paris (1951) – Georges Guétary. 69. [62] The Little Colonel (1935) – Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple. 70. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers. 71. [63] Shall We Dance? (1937) – Fred Astaire72. Easter Parade (1948) – Fred Astaire. 73. [64] On the Avenue (1937) – the Ritz Brothers. 74. [65] Hellzapoppin' (1941) – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. 75. Lady Be Good (1941) – Eleanor Powell. 76. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers. 77. Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers. 78. Singin' in the Rain (1952) – Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly. 79. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers. 80. Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers. 81. [66] That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) – Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. 82. Ziegfeld Follies (1945) – Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. 83. That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) – Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

omg this is so much fun!!!

the editing is phenomenal.  i marveled at how well the timing worked in every scene, especially the big crashes and stops and starts.  perfect!

rita hayworth at 0:41 looks like she's saying "fireman!" and then "retire man." and then frank sinatra totally says, "too hot!" in the next clip.  :)

i've only seen some of these movies (mostly those with gene kelly because of my gene kelly crush!) but i delighted at the scenes i recognized!  i must watch the rest!!!

if you click on the closed caption button, it'll give you the names and dates of all the films as the clips come on!

Thanks for the tips Emily!

I have not seen most of these movies but I agree that this mashup is so well done!

The Rita Hayworth and Sinatra match ups are excellent. 

I didn't realize you have a Gene Kelly crush!

totally.

more than the rest, even jeff goldblum.  ;)

Good call on Jeff Goldblum. Who are the others?

clark gable, bob ross, roald dahl, mozart, david attenborough, and ironman.

Good list!

Robert Downey Jr Ironman or any Ironman?

rdj  <3

jeff goldblum and clark gable are crushes from childhood that haven't gone away.

Reliable and standing the test of time!

speaking of which, the way he keeps ticking, david attenborough and i might still get a lunch date!

Ooh! That would be fun!

Inspiration for this video came from What the Mashup?

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