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Invitation to the Dance (1956)

93 min | Animation, Fantasy, Musical

This is a movie where three entirely different stories are told though dancing. Words are not used and the style of dancing is different for each part. Kelly is a clown in the 'Circus'; a Marine in 'Ring Around the Rosy'; and Sinbad in '...See moreThis is a movie where three entirely different stories are told though dancing. Words are not used and the style of dancing is different for each part. Kelly is a clown in the 'Circus'; a Marine in 'Ring Around the Rosy'; and Sinbad in 'Sinbad the Sailor'. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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Joseph Ruttenberg (segments: : "Sinbad the Sailor) | Freddie Young (segments: Circus, Ring Around the Rosy) (as F.A. Young)
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$1,500,000
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Release date
May 15, 1956 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Gene Kelly
The Clown in 'Circus' / The Marine in 'Ring Around the Rosy' / Sinbad in 'Sinbad the Sailor' The Clown in 'Circus' / The Marine in 'Ring Around the Rosy' / Sinbad in 'Sinbad the Sailor'   See fewer
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Igor Youskevitch
The Lover in 'Circus' / The Artist in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Lover in 'Circus' / The Artist in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Claire Sombert
The Loved in 'Circus' The Loved in 'Circus'   See fewer
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Tamara Toumanova
The Girl on the Stairs in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Girl on the Stairs in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Diana Adams
The Hatcheck Girl in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Hatcheck Girl in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Tommy Rall
The Sharpie in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Sharpie in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Belita
The Femme Fatale in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Femme Fatale in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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David Paltenghi
The Husband in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Husband in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Daphne Dale
The Wife in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Wife in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Claude Bessy
The Model in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Model in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Irving Davies
The Crooner in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Crooner in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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André Previn
The Composer at the Piano in 'Ring Around the Rosy' The Composer at the Piano in 'Ring Around the Rosy'   See fewer
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Carol Haney
Scheherazade in 'Sinbad the Sailor' Scheherazade in 'Sinbad the Sailor'   See fewer
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David Kasday
The Genie in 'Sinbad the Sailor' The Genie in 'Sinbad the Sailor'   See fewer
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Luigi Faccuito
Specialty Dancer (uncredited) Specialty Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Wilson
Man Exiting Stage Door in 'Ring Around the Rosy' (uncredited) Man Exiting Stage Door in 'Ring Around the Rosy' (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 726 votes