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Cavalcade of Dance (1943)

Approved | | Short, Music | 3 October 1943 (USA)
Ballroom dancers Veloz and Yolanda perform the various dance fads of the first half of the twentieth century.

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writer:

James Bloodworth (narration)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Veloz ... Himself
Yolanda ... Herself
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

The dance-team of Veloz and Yolanda recreate their versions of various dances covering about three decades of the 20th century including the tango, the Charleston, black-bottom, jitterbugging and the rhumba. Music heard and danced to was" "Victory Waltz," "Darktown Strutter's Ball," "Mi Hijo," "Lamento Esclavo," "Dengosa" and "Jeepers Creepers." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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dance | waltz | tango | rhumba | dancer | See All (22) »

Genres:

Short | Music

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone release #1159A. See more »

Crazy Credits

Veloz and Yolanda - World's Finest Ballroom Dancers. See more »

Soundtracks

Tango Mi Hijo
(uncredited)
Performed by studio orchestra
Danced by Veloz and Yolanda
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Dances from 1917 to the '40s with Veloz and Yolanda...
16 February 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Narrated by Art Gilmore and directed by Jean Negulesco for Warner Bros., this is a short illustrating the various dance tempos throughout the '20s to '40s era.

Among the dances, the Tango and Rhumba stand out as the most exotic displays of ballroom dancing--but there's also the One Step (1917), Charlston ('20s), Black Bottom, a popular Mexican waltz, and the Jitterbug.

Veloz and Yolanda give all the dances some extra flavor with their darkly Latin looks and body movements that flow with the music in a way that all great dancers are capable of. But the best segment is the exotic movements to the Rhumba.

Strange to see Jean Negulesco, a director later known for his strong dramatic films (JOHNNY BELINDA, ROADHOUSE), rather than musicals, but this must have been at the start of his career at Warner Bros. There is no story angle at all, just the dances.


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