Starting time code: 47:49

Ending time code: 52:09

Length: 260 sec

Beginning: during sequence

Ending: ending of sequence

Outlines: no data

Completeness: complete, satisfying and uninterrupted

Structure: simple

Shots: 5

Average shot length: 52 sec

Performance: song+dance

Number directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Performer(s): Ethel Waters , Eddie "Rochester" Anderson , Bill Bailey

Cast: All Black cast

Stars who don't participate: no data


Diegetic spectators: yes

Diegetic status of the number: private performance

Diegetic status of the music: musicians are playing but more instruments are heard


Topic(s): courtship or serenade (only 1 partner) , courtship-romance or seduction with wrong partner

Diegetic place: American South

Imaginary place: no data

Ethnic stereotypes: no data

Exoticism: no data

Music & dance

Song: Taking a Chance on Love

Musical ensemble: solo(s)

Dubbing: Meade Lux Lewis (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson)

Tempo: swinging ballad

Musical styles: Swing (Sweet) , Swing (Hot) , Hollywood studio orchestra

Arrangers: Roger Edens , George Bassman

Dance director: Bill Bailey , Archie Savage

Dance ensemble: solo(s)

Dancing type: swinging ballad

Dance subgenre: specialty , tap dance

Dance content: eccentric dance , soft shoe


Source: Adapted from a stage number of the same show

Quotation: as himself / herself