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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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Clips from 'For Me and My Gal', 'Easter Parade', & 'Girl Crazy' etc (archive footage)
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Clips from 'Girl Crazy' & 'Words and Music' etc. (archive footage)
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Clip from 'Going Hollywood' (archive footage)
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Katherine (archive footage)
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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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17 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Trivia

During the clip from Kiss Me Kate (1953), Gene Kelly identifies 'Ann Miller & Company,' without giving the names of the other dancers. A few moments later, Fred Astaire identifies Bob Fosse and Carol Haney. Bobby Van, Tommy Rall and Jeanne Coyne remain unidentified. See more »

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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 »

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Gene Kelly: Cyd Charisse. Lovely, Cyd Charisse. How she dances. This is from "Singin' in the Rain."
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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 »

Connections

Features Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Shubert Alley
(1976) (uncredited)
Based on the tune "That's Entertainment"
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Danced by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
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those grand old troopers do it again
5 July 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Part of the joy of watching 'That's Entertainment, Part 2' is seeing the ageing Astaire and Kelly dance together again, with all the skill and the joy they put across in their respective heydays.

Part 2 doesn't just rely on clips from MGM musical productions, but also celebrates the dramatic output of this prince of studios - Tracy and Hepburn, Garbo ... - as well as two amusing segments, one on comedy (including the Marx Bros.), and one on films about composers writing songs and melodies.

Also of note is the excellent title sequence, where each artiste is represented by some kind of introduction that sums them up (Garbo by a rose, Betty Hutton and Howard Keel branded into wood, Hepburn and Tracy announced by a gong, Nelson and Jeanette as floating petals on a lake).

A little peach of a movie, and proof positive that they really don't make 'em like this anymore.


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