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The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Documentary | 9 July 1965 (Portugal)
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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Eddie in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
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Ninotchka in 'Ninotchka' (archive footage)
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Ruby in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
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Actor in 'Suzy' (archive footage)
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Haggerty in 'Libeled Lady' (archive footage)
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Tracy Lord (archive footage)
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Wilkins Micawber in 'David Copperfield' (archive footage)
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Stan in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
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Oliver in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
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Nick Charles (archive footage)
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Nora Charles (archive footage)
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Julie Hampton in 'Meet the People' (archive footage)
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Aubrey Filmore in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage)
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Raymond Dabney in 'Personal Property' (archive footage)
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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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Laughs of a lifetime...with 50 fabulous stars! See more »


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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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Narrator: In "Meet the People", beautiful Lucille Ball shows how little she has changed since 1944 LBL: Long Before Lucy.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo has an "OUT TO LUNCH" sign in front of the circle hiding the lion's head as he roars. The sign then flips up to reveal an animated man trapped inside the lion. The man's hands and feet beat and kick the lion as the man yells "Ow! Ow! Get me outta here!" See more »

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Features Dinner at Eight (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Heave Ho
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Sung by Bert Lahr in a scene of Meet the People (1944)
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A fantastic cure for insomnia.
29 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Wow. This collection of clips was disjointed, not funny at all and edited extremely poorly.

Carole Lombard was only shown in one brief clip. She was an extremely talented comedienne and this film did not do her justice at all.

The Jean Harlow clips shown were adequate and they did show one of her funniest scenes (with Marie Dressler in Dinner At Eight).

Cary Grant was shown only briefly. The man was much funnier than the clips led us to believe.

I could go on and on, but my point would remain the same: don't waste your time on this movie. Not only is it poorly made, it is also insanely boring.


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