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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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Actors in 'Go West' (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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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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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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Imagine! All these and many more great stars! (On poster depicting classic comedy stars of the movie). See more »


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9 July 1965 (Portugal)  »

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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: "The Thin Man" brought together Myrna Loy and William Powell - as Nora and Nick Charles - in a film so good it sired a series and so sophisticated it seems modern, in all but costumes, 30 years later.
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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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Features Hold Your Man (1933) See more »

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O Christmas Tree
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Traditional Christmas song
Sung a cappella by party guests in a scene of The Thin Man (1934)
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Random compilation with few laughs
25 October 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MGM's Big Parade of Comedy is just a random compilation of comedy clips with no point that don't do their stars any justice. They've all appeared in funnier films at other studios. They serve up probably the worst clip from the worst Marx Bros. film (Go West). Couldn't they have used A Night At The Opera instead (that was an MGM film)? They just dredge out any comedy star who just happened to appear in an MGM film - they even dish up a silent Joan Crawford film (now there's a comedienne). The only moments of levity for me were when they showed a compilation of Pete Smith comedy shorts (with Dave O'Brien). It also ends abruptly. I'm thankful someone had the good judgement to put it out of its' misery.


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