Starting time code: 01:24:04

Ending time code: 01:27:10

Length: 186 sec

Beginning: during sequence

Ending: during sequence

Outlines: nothing significant

Completeness: complete, satisfying and uninterrupted

Structure: simple

Shots: 6

Average shot length: 31 sec

Performance: song+dance

Number directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Performer(s): Gene Kelly , Fayard Nicholas , Harold Nicholas

Cast: Mixed Race Cast

Stars who don't participate: no data


Diegetic spectators: yes + address

Diegetic status of the number: stage

Diegetic status of the music: no diegetic music


Topic(s): childish and playful , circus

Diegetic place: Calvados, Caribbean

Imaginary place: none

Ethnic stereotypes: no

Exoticism: not exotic

Music & dance

Song: Be a Clown

Musical ensemble: solo(s) , trio

Dubbing: no

Tempo: rhythm tune

Musical styles: march / military / brass band

Arrangers: Conrad Salinger

Dance director: Gene Kelly , Robert Alton , Fayard Nicholas , Harold Nicholas

Dance ensemble: trio

Dancing type: rhythm tune

Dance subgenre: tap dance , theater dance

Dance content: no data


Source: Original number created for the film

Quotation: as himself / herself