(1955–1956)

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1955

14 Sep. 1955
Episode #1.1
A promotional film hosted by George Murphy promoting the studio's past and its current release of "It's Always Fair Weather."
 
21 Sep. 1955
Episode #1.2
In recapping the presentation of the "If I Only Had the Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard" musical number, host George Murphy hopes that it will bring back fond memories for adults who have seen The Wizard of Oz (1939), and will encourage children who haven't seen the movie to see it. He is appropriately in the MGM trophy room to introduce the short The Story of Alfred Nobel (1939). He is visited by young Leo, who wants George to showcase his friends Screwball Squirrel and Meathhead as they duke it out in animated short Screwball Squirrel (1944). And he visits with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse on the set of It's Always Fair Weather (1955). Gene is featured in the "I Like Myself" roller skating musical number ...
 
28 Sep. 1955
Episode #1.3
After thanking the viewing audience for their positive reception to the show, host George Murphy introduces from the MGM vaults the classic movie A Free Soul (1931), showing a clip featuring the Academy Award winning performance by Lionel Barrymore. Next, he shows a short film, One Against the World (1939), which chronicles the career of Dr. Ephraim McDowall, who was the first person ever to perform internal surgery, which was before then considered sacrilegious and was therefore unheard of. Then he shows Guest Pests (1945), which demonstrates the different kinds of house guests that can be an annoyance. And in the coming attraction, he shows a few scenes ...
 
5 Oct. 1955
Episode #1.4
Includes clips of "Trial" (1955) and the musical number "The French Lesson" from "Good News" (1947). Also shown is a tour of Lake Metro on the MGM back lot.
 
12 Oct. 1955
Episode #1.5
Host George Murphy talks about masks as his introduction to the short film, The Face Behind the Mask (1938), which tells the true story of Louis XIV of France and the unknown man he imprisoned behind an iron mask. He then introduces one of the late Robert Benchley's classic comic "how to" shorts, How to Train a Dog (1936). Murphy next introduces the MGM hall of fame movie of the week, Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), which is about composer, Jerome Kern. In the film clip shown, Tony Martin sings "All the Things You Are" written by Kern. Murphy lastly receives a visit from actor John Hodiak, who talks about his latest movie, Trial (1955).
 
19 Oct. 1955
Episode #1.6
Clips from "The Amazing Mr. Nordill", Greta Garbo in "Anna Christie", and an interview with Robert Taylor.
 
26 Oct. 1955
Episode #1.7
Included are clips from the Carey Wilson Miniature "Changed Identity" (1947) and the Tex Avery Cartoon "The Early Bird Dood It" (1942), as well as an interview with Debbie Reynolds.
 
2 Nov. 1955
Episode #1.8
Features film clips from The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Ziegfeld Follies (1946).
 
9 Nov. 1955
Episode #1.9
Marlon Brando drops and talks about his role with scenes from his most recent movie, "Guys and Dolls".
 
16 Nov. 1955
Episode #1.10
Host George Murphy introduces clips from "A Guy Named Joe" (1943), the Carey Wilson Miniature "A Door Will Open" (1940), and the Pete Smith Specialty "You Can't Win" (1948).
 
23 Nov. 1955
Episode #1.11
Features clips from the John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short "Strange Testament" (1941), the Pete Smith Specialty "Let's Talk Turkey" (1941), and an interview with Susan Hayward.
 
23 Nov. 1955
Episode #1.12
Host George Murphy introduces clips from "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), "Home Movies" (1940), and "Master Will Shakespeare" (1936), as well as a preview of the then-upcoming "Kismet" (1955).
 
7 Dec. 1955
Episode #1.13
Host George Murphy introduces clips featuring Fernand Gravey in "The Great Waltz" (1938), Susan Hayward in "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955), and the MGM Historical Mystery "The Miracle of Salt Lake" (1938).
 
14 Dec. 1955
Episode #1.14
Host George Murphy introduces segments from two MGM productions, the feature length movie Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and the short film The Greatest Gift (1942). He then presents a few common pet peeves, dramatized by an unfortunate man, who must wait to use the only pay telephone booth around which is occupied by a very talkative woman; as a shopkeeper, who is waiting on a customer who doesn't seem to want to spend any money but causes calamity in the store; who slips on a loose rug at the top of a flight of stairs; who battles a stuck ice cube tray in a freezer; and who needs to find the burnt out bulb on a string of Christmas ...
 
21 Dec. 1955
Episode #1.15
Host George Murphy introduces clips from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) (as Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), A Christmas Carol (1938), and Kismet (1955) ("Stranger in Paradise").
 
1955
Episode #1.16
Host George Murphy introduces the musical number "Czaritza" from the movie, Maytime (1937), sung by one of the most enduring set of screen sweethearts, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. He then introduces the short film That Inferior Feeling (1940), where everyman Joe Doakes provides examples of how men can feel inferior and thus make themselves look more inferior than they are. Next, George introduces a short movie about a non-inferior man, Matthew Fontaine Maury, who is credited for creating the first maritime wind and currents charts. That movie is Prophet Without Honor (1939). And finally, George presents a few scenes from I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), where real life singer Lillian Roth, as portrayed by Susan Hayward, ...
 
28 Feb. 1955
Episode #1.25
Host George Murphy introduces Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones who perform in a clip from "The Firefly". George Murphy then introduces Dan Dailey who introduces a clip from "Meet Me in Las Vegas" in which he and Cyd Charisse star.
 

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