CANNON MONTH: Dancers (1987)

Based on Giselle by Adolphe Adam, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, Dancers tells the story of Tony (Mikhail Baryshnikov), who is trying to stage the final dance of Giselle in his career — much like Baryshnikov as this was to be a film record of his dancing in that play — just as he falls in love with Lisa (Julie Kent), but then she learns that he’s used the same romantic lines on every other lover he’s ever had.

Director Herbert Ross started as a dancer, became a choreographer and debuted as a director with the movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Some of his better regarded films are The Owl and the PussycatPlay It Again SamPennies From HeavenFootlooseSteel Magnolias and Boys On the Side. His wife Nora Kaye was a ballerina and produced several of his movies, including The Turning Point, Nijinsky, Pennies From Heaven and The Secret of My Succe$s. She executive produced this movie, but ssadlydied before it was released.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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