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A compilation of scenes from classic MGM comedies from the silent era up to 1948's "A Southern Yankee." Among the films showcased are "The Thin Man," "A Night at the Opera," "Dinner at ... See full summary »

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A compilation of scenes from classic MGM comedies from the silent era up to 1948's "A Southern Yankee." Among the films showcased are "The Thin Man," "A Night at the Opera," "Dinner at Eight" and "Bonnie Scotland." Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Made it's New York television debut on Sunday, 10 August 1969 on WNBC channel 4. See more »

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The opening credits display the main cast and crew members names on wind swept banners passing by the camera, as if in a "big parade." See more »

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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In the score during a scene of The Cameraman (1928)
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clips of mgm's films & routines stapled together
4 August 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

A better title would have been "Our Big Stars and Some Special Effects "... Much of it is just film run backward and sight gags... ie the train scenes at the beginning... smoke going back into the stack, and when the handcart gets out of the way at the last second at the bottom of the mountainside, watch for the big puff of sand right BEFORE the cart moves.. not after. This review would probably be more interesting for those who haven't seen the specific films highlighted here. It's a whole bunch of short clips from their big films. Written, directed, produced by Robert Youngson, who even wrote the lyrics to a lot of the accompanying (bad) songs to the clips. Melodies by Bernard Green... must have taken them about eight minutes during the lunch hour to come up with those songs. Gotta mark this one down... you can skip it if you've seen most of the films involved.


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