1 videocassette. 60 min. : sound, color NTSC. ; 1/2 in. (VHS).
Originally produced for the BBC in 1985 by Ian Squires with title, The Cotton Club comes to the Ritz. Telecast on WNET/13, New York, Great performances series on February 7, 1986. Narration: Ed Williams.
Summary: Shown performing live at the Ritz Hotel, London and in interviews are Cab Calloway, Doc Cheatham, Chuck Green, Adelaide Hall, Max Roach, and the Nicholas Brothers.
Shown in film clips: The Nicholas Brothers in The great American broadcast (1941) and Orchestra wives (1942); Duke Ellington with dancing girls in Check and double check (1930); Bill Robinson in Hooray for love (1935); and Cab Calloway dancing and singing in Cab Calloway's hi-de-ho (1933).