|Giulietta Masina||Amelia Bonetti (Ginger)|
|Marcello Mastroianni||Pippo Botticella (Fred)|
|Franco Fabrizzi||Show host|
|Frederick von Ledebur||Admiral Aulenti|
|Martin Blau||Assistant director|
In Italy, dancers Pippo and Amelia -- once famous for their impersonations of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- reunite to perform one last ballroom routine on the TV show ''We Are Proud to Present.'' Now both show biz has-beens, Pippo and Amelia are billed alongside a veritable circus sideshow of dwarfs and celebrities. Soon the aging dancers take to the stage and transform the vulgar spectacle into a magical re-imagining of 1930s Hollywood.