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That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Clips from 'For Me and My Gal', 'Easter Parade', & 'Girl Crazy' etc (archive footage)
Clips from 'Girl Crazy' & 'Words and Music' etc. (archive footage)
Clip from 'Going Hollywood' (archive footage)
Clip from 'Broadway Melody of 1936' (archive footage)
Clip from 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' (archive footage)
Clips from 'Gone with the Wind' & 'Strange Cargo' etc. (archive footage)
Clip from 'Lovely to Look At' (archive footage)
Lili / Lise Bouvier (archive footage)
Clips from 'New Moon' & 'Broadway Serenade' (archive footage)
Clip from 'New Moon' (archive footage)
Clip from 'Love Me or Leave Me' (archive footage)
Clip from 'Kiss Me Kate' (archive footage)
Dixie Donegan (archive footage)


Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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The greatest entertainment since "That's Entertainment!"


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Release Date:

17 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

That's Entertainment, Part 2  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When introducing a clip of Cyd Charisse early in the film Fred Astaire says "Cyd Charisse. Lovely Cyd Charisse. How she dances." A little later Gene Kelly says exactly the same line when introducing another clip of her. See more »


During the clip from Kiss Me Kate, Gene Kelly identifies the choreographer as Hermes Pan. But the clip shown, "From This Moment On", was actually choreographed by Bob Fosse, one of the dancers. See more »


Gene Kelly: [singing] Anything that happens in life, Can happen on the screen, Fantasies appear, colorful and queer. Watch me! You'll see just what I mean...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits introduce not only hosts Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but mention all the other performers from the clips before the 'That's Entertainment, pt 2' title card; all are done in different styles: names drawn in the sand, scrolls, inside a book, tiles spelled out on satin, inside a file cabinet, typed on stationery, branding iron, the 'Rank Organisation' gong, etc. See more »


Features Pat and Mike (1952) See more »


Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Danced by Eleanor Powell and sung by Chorus
from the movie Lady Be Good (1941)
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That's Entertainment, Part II was a very entertaining compliment to its predecessor
16 June 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

After a little more than 30 years, I watched That's Entertainment, Part II again on HD DVD. This time, Gene Kelly directed himself and Fred Astaire in new dance sequences with new lyrics to the title number that originally was in Astaire's The Band Wagon. They help introduce many segments that prove these numbers-despite some corniness of some lyrics-a little more entertaining than the written-if partially stilted-intros of the previous TE. Also appearing in a new segment was songwriter Sammy Cahn who segues to many scenes of characters in the process of writing a song of which one of the most entertaining was one depicting composing "Tales from the Vienna Woods". Oh, and it was interesting seeing Jack Benny just before they mention a couple of songwriters a few feet from him: Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, later producer of many of the great musicals showcased in both these compilations. Oh, and while there was still some overwhelmingness on the part of many musical clips coming one after another, they were at least partly broken by some comedy clips-represented by Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, and The Marx Brothers-and some dramatic ones, whether by a series of Tracy and Hepburn scenes or by many famous lines from either Clark Gable or Greta Garbo. Oh, and unlike many reviewers here, I highly enjoyed the Bobby Van jumping number. If there was one sequence I could have done without, it was all those "goodbye" scenes from the James Fitzpatrick travelogue shorts series which I would have been confused about had I not already known about them. Also have to compliment former M-G-M animators Hanna-Barbera for providing some new animation during one of the new linking segments. So on that note, That's Entertainment, Part II comes highly recommended.

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