“Be A Clown” from “The Pirate"


Hi All - 

Here is the another dance from The Pirate. It’s a real “show stopper.” Gene Kelly and the Nicolas Brothers in the wonderful “Be a Clown” number. This scene was cut when The Pirate was shown in the deep South because white dancers and black dancers were not permitted to perform together.

Both Kelly and Judy Garland insisted that the Nicolas Brothers be cast, and they had the “star power” to override the studio’s preference

 THE PIRATE directed by Vincente Minnelli choreographed by Gene Kelly (1944 102 min.)

Here is that collaboration, and it is terrific: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NVTFnmav4s;

Van -

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