That's Dancing! (1985)
Ray Bolger: Himself - Host
Ray Bolger : MGM had assembled more creative musical artists at this studio than anywhere else at any other time. The top musical directors, producers, writers, composers, choreographers, conductors, arrangers, designers, the list was endless. You could dive into that pool of talent and never hit bottom. Which is probably why most film historians refer to the 40s and 50s at MGM as the golden years of the movie musical. When it came to dancing, the studio seemed to have the market cornered.
Ray Bolger : During the 40s and 50s, I think MGM was determined to make their competitors insanely jealous. The studio had the number one dancer and - the number one dancer. Two gentlemen whose styles were considerably different; but, whose contributions to the screen have never been surpassed. When Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly sat in this theater and watched there efforts up there on that screen, I don't think they ever were entirely pleased. Perfectionist seldom are. Kelly and Astaire were and are a tough act to follow. But, when they're up there on that big screen, they're a great act to watch.