Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk

My inspiration came from What's the Mashup? ( but I didn't manage 100! The idea was to do the same for movies from the Golden Age – meaning no title later than 1953 (although there is one at the end.) Oh, and none of these clips was sped up or slowed down. Turn on subtitles to find out the film names. PS. I write books as well. Here's two very reasonably priced ones about movies:

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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) Fo
otlight 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 1
938 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)



Film Editing is the one art form unique to the cinema. All other constituent parts of the medium derive from something else that came before. Writing and composing had been around for centuries; production design, special effects, acting and directing all came from the theatre, and sound was a later development following on from the phonograph. Even cinematography had an ancestor in photography. But editing had no ancestor. It was invented by the cinema and remains the essence of it. And yet now the Academy has decided - in its ever decreasing wisdom - to relegate this award to a highlights reel. Disgraceful.


That “STOP— Wait a minute” moment was simply magical.


This is what the internet is for.


My Mom had Alzheimer’s for her last 7 years. She was an accomplished musician whose gigs paid part of our family income. Though she sometimes wasn’t sure who we were, she would light up when we put this video on for her, and she recognized some of these spectacular dancers. Thank you for this. What a joy.


Every six months or so I have to come back to this one. The editing, in selection, in cutting, and never missing a beat, is just incredible, the general mood is tremendous and it sustains throughout. It's a fun love letter to old Hollywood: musicals, follies, comedies, and everybody's happy and happy about being happy. it's about the perfect length, it can't get old. This video basically justifies the entire existence of YouTube.


To whoever spent the hours upon hours it must have taken to find these clips, edit them, and then string them all together in a way that makes them feel authentic and natural: THANK YOU


No one searched for this but everyone is happy they found it.


The dancing is brilliant to begin with, but the editing is out of this world genius


The level of detail here is insane. They didn't just match beats, but lyrics and set pieces, too. Such a labor of love ❤


Are you kidding me?! This has to be one of the best jobs of synchronizing film and music ever! I keep coming back to this just to watch in awe.


I can't imagine the edit time this took, there's more than 50 movies here.


Just absolutely blown away!!!!!!! So many reply to how this has truly picked them up during really hard places in their lives. I am almost 76 now and am very proud and grateful to say I identified every single one of these entertainers -- all legends. Thank you so, so much.


I had thought this was going to be a somewhat lackluster video, with people dancing off-key to the lyrics. But you managed to prove me SO WRONG! It was amazing to see the practically-seamless transitions from different movies, each of them with such vibrant and energetic dancers, who if you forget the years the movies were made, you could swear they were just moving with the song. Beyond excellent video, never been so glad to be proven wrong.


I'm 70 years old - this song, and these dance clips - put's a zip in my hip and makes me do the desk-chair boogie!!!


I just played this for my 93 year old mom, with big speakers thumping. She had tears. What a gift. Thank you.


This was an ERA where they were multi talented. They could Act, Sing, Dance .💃 🕺


One quote I remember from YEARS back when Ginger Rogers was in an interview, and the interviewer talked about what a great dancer Fred Astaire was. Rogers said, "Yes, he was a fantastic dancer. But don't forget, I had to do it backwards and in high heels." Damn! She has a point there!


But, seriously, isn't there an award for this kind of masterpieces? Speechless about the editing and synchronisation.


This suddenly turned up in my recommendation and I'm not mad at all 😂😂


I've watched this a 100 times and it never gets old. What a fantastic job of editing - you sir deserve an academy award for this production because its simply amazing!!!