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Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk


Red-Headed Woman (1932) The Littlest Rebel (1935) The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) Sensations of 1945 Broadway Melody of 1940 Honolulu (1939) Lady Be Good (1941) Girl Crazy (1943) You Were Never Lovelier (1942) Broadway Melody of 1940 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) Colleen (1936) Gilda (1946) It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) Animal Crackers (1930) For Me and My Gal (1942) Summer Stock (1950) The Little Princess (1939) The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) Easter Parade (1948) Second Chorus (1940) Footlight Parade (1933) Kiss Me Kate (1953) The Pirate (1948) Carefree (1938) On the Town (1949) Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) The Gay Divorcee (1934) A Day at the Races (1937) Go Into Your Dance (1935) Stormy Weather (1943) Babes on Broadway (1941) Ship Ahoy (1942) The Sky’s the Limit (1943) Small Town Girl (1953) Anchors Aweigh (1945) Show Boat (1936) Top Hat (1935) Broadway Melody of 1936 Roberta (1935) Love ’em and Leave ’em (1926) Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Babes in Arms (1939) 42nd Street (1933) Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) The Band Wagon (1953) Born to Dance (1936) Broadway Melody of 1936 Honolulu (1939) Rosalie (1937) Swing Time (1936) Ziegfeld Follies (1945) Top Hat (1935) Follow the Fleet (1936) Cover Girl (1944) Thousands Cheer (1943) Anchors Aweigh (1945) Royal Wedding (1951) Way Out West (1937) The Red Shoes (1948) Blue Skies (1946) Boarding House Blues (1948) Panama Hattie (1942) The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Broadway Melody of 1938 An American in Paris (1951) The Little Colonel (1935) An American in Paris (1951) The Little Colonel (1935) Stormy Weather (1943) Shall We Dance? (1937) Easter Parade (1948) On the Avenue (1937) Hellzapoppin’ (1941) Lady Be Good (1941) Stormy Weather (1943) Panama Hattie (1942) That’s Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) Ziegfeld Follies (1945) That’s Entertainment, Part 2 (1976)

100 Comments

  1. Timothy O'Brien Author

    This is outstanding. Your editing skills are prodigious. It convinced me to buy your book, "A Light Affliction." I hope everyone who enjoys this decides to buy it. We need to reward artists.

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  2. Kurt Huba Author

    This video is phenomenal. Every time I watch it I think of how much my dearly departed mother would of loved it!! she loved all the dancers in it.

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  3. Éric Roberge Author

    This clip should work as a therapy ingredient: it works as a piece of the puzzle as to why, among great things in this world, life can bring happiness. Thanks a million to those who made it and to those who post it!

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  4. Cynthia Brown Author

    Omg!! Growing up in the 60's and early 70's this is all that was on t.v. I remember every one of those shows. Outstanding editing. I enjoyed every moment of this.

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  5. Mike Jackson Author

    Utterly fascinating! This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen on Youtube! I watched it 3 times, and Bruno Mars one more time. Thank you so much for what must have been a LOT of work.

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  6. Judith Maunder Author

    This is truly spectacular! Brilliant editing. I shall save this to play whenever I am feeling depressed. No-one could fail to smile at the amazing dance routines cut to fit with modern funk!

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  7. Wolfgang Ramminger Author

    This vid offers us three different kinds of art. The music: outstanding since the first record appeared. The dancing: Perfection from a time most of us didn't know. The editing: Flawless, the opus of a real artist. So I only can say 'thank you' to all this artist who make this vid become real.

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  8. Wolfgang Ramminger Author

    This vid offers us three different kinds of art. The music: outstanding since the first record appeared. The dancing: Perfection from a time most of us didn't know. The editing: Flawless, the opus of a real artist. So I only can say 'thank you' to all this artist who make this vid become real.

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  9. Kathy Roberson Author

    THIS IS THE GREATEST VIDEO PUT TOGETHER FROM THE STARS AND DANCERS FROM BACK IN DAY ON PIONT IN TIME FROM A SONG OF TODAY GREAT VIDEO EDITING CUTS TOO TODAY'S R & B RAPPING. LOVE IT MAYBE SOLD AS A DANCE CD..

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  10. Poonya Author

    MGM musicals and classical film of that era was something that I grew up on and has always been part of my childhood. I still carry that love to this day. I also suffer from high functioning anxiety and depression. One thing I can always count on when I need grounding from an attack is coming to watch this video and immediately feeling better afterwards. Sometimes you literally save my life, dude. So thank you for making something beautiful.

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  11. AJGUY2008 Author

    Yo so kool I could not even finish watching because I had to let you know how great the work is. WOW — now that's what I'm talkin about — shit this is hot. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ok i'm done. Now I will continue. wow

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  12. jdawn1982 Author

    If you’re taking requests, I’d love to see something like this to Bebo Best & the Super Lounge Orchestra’s version of “Sing Sing Sing”

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  13. Sciver Zero Author

    it occurs to me, years after seeing this video for the first time… I can't think of any modern choreography half as impressive as some of the films sourced for this video. In part because a lot of them have no special effects backing them up to make them look better than they are.

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  14. Thalia T. Author

    American Dancers, throughout the American experience, deserve MUCH more credit than heretofore given.
    This beautiful clip shows, no matter the musical genre, time/beat always reigns supreme.

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  15. Gendo Ikari Author

    …On a decaying society; art and poetry, are the first virtues to go.
    ….No?, just listen to that crappy funk song..you cant compare the poetry in motion of those people dancing, to the people of today..kids of today, dont even know what DANCING is. ! They are lifeless porn zombies stuck to a 2×3 inch piece of glass!…. Jesus..!!

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  16. Charron Sikorovsky Author

    How do you describe the greatest era of Hollywood in all its glamour & glory, paired with Bruno Mars’ great Uptown Funk, for a masterpiece of dance talent!⚡️⚡️🔥🌪💥☄️☀️✨🌟⭐️💫🌟😍😘😃🤗❤️💙😊Kudos to the producer(s) of this video😱😳🤔Just amazing!

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  17. Patti Hawks Author

    One of my favorite videos! Love the way it’s perfectly produced, and all the old Hollywood, with funky now music! Never fails to bring up my spirits, every time I watch it! Thank you!👏👏👏👏👏👏♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

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  18. Loraine Waiter Author

    My favorite thing in this life is this. It makes me so happy. All of the choice premier dance moves blended so casually together into a montage of fabulosity. Thank You!!! #RESPECT
    #ADMIRATIONFORYOURCRAFT

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  19. Vicky Illg Author

    Can we all give this a standing O thumbs up !! Have this song as my ring tone . Infectious melody . The editing is flawless and impressive . Great video . I could watch again and again! Shuffle step , shuffle step , step ball change ya'all .

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  20. Carina C. Zona Author

    FANTASTIC. My happy happy place. Thank you. I noticed the clever touch of having each film's title and year tucked into the closed captions! Viewers, for maximum enjoyment I recommend watching this at least once first with captions off, to have the fun of spotting or guessing that info on your own. You can always turn on captions later.

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  21. Diana A. Author

    Debbie Reynolds was pregnant with her daughter Carrie when she did the scene on the couch with Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly. This is an incredible video! Music and dance matched SO well!

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