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Invitation to the Dance

Invitation to the Dance(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

Three stories told in dance: a circus clown loves a trapeze artist; a bracelet passes from one lover to another; a sailor enters an animated Arabian Nights fantasy.

Cast & Crew

Gene Kelly Director
Gene Kelly The clown "Circus"/The marine, "Ring Around the Rosy"/Sinbad, "Sinbad the Sailor"
Igor Youskevitch The lover "Circus"/The artist, "Ring Around the Rosy" by arrangement with Ballet Theatre
Claire Sombert The loved "Circus"
Tamara Toumanova The girl on the stairs, "Ring Around the Rosy"
Diana Adams The hat check girl, "Ring Around the Rosy"
Tommy Rall The sharpie, "Ring Around the Rosy"
Belita The femme fatale, "Ring Around the Rosy"
David Paltenghi The husband, "Ring Around the Rosy"
Dephne Dale The wife, "Ring Around the Rosy"
Claude Bessy The model, "Ring Around the Rosy"
Irving Davies The crooner, "Ring Around the Rosy"
André Previn Composer at the piano, "Ring Around the Rosy"
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [1:66:1]
EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  93 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  8,336    
Duration(reels):  6    

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  • The Pink Shoes

    Bill 2013-10-30

    The Red Shoes was the one film that people at MGM wished they had made. Powell and Pressburger, working on a budget much smaller than a top line Metro... MORE>

  • Ahead of Its Time

    Martin 2012-05-24

    Invitation to the Dance, a film of 3 distinct dance pieces, came near the end of the great Hollywood Musicals era but did not achieve public acclaim. In my... MORE>

  • THE AMAZING GENE KELLY AT HIS BEST

    Rachel 2007-03-12

    Thank you TCM for airing "Invitation to the Dance." I've seen most of GENE KELLY'S movies, but not this one, since it's not on... MORE>