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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 »

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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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Clip from 'Broadway Melody of 1936' (archive footage)
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Clip from 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' (archive footage)
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Clips from 'Gone with the Wind' & 'Strange Cargo' etc. (archive footage)
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Clip from 'Lovely to Look At' (archive footage)
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Lili / Lise Bouvier (archive footage)
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Clips from 'New Moon' & 'Broadway Serenade' (archive footage)
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Clip from 'New Moon' (archive footage)
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Clip from 'Love Me or Leave Me' (archive footage)
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Clip from 'Kiss Me Kate' (archive footage)
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Dixie Donegan (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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That's Entertainment, Part 2  »

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Trivia

Because the "Merry Widow Waltz" never comes to a musical conclusion in The Merry Widow (1934), the final thirty-two bars of the sequence as presented in That's Entertainment, Part 2 are actually borrowed from MGM's 1952 remake of The Merry Widow, while the visuals accompanying them remain from the 1934 version. See more »

Goofs

During the "Invitation To The Dance" animated sequence, the costumes of the cartoon guards change from green to blue in less than a second. See more »

Quotes

Fred Astaire: Cyd Charisse. Lovely, Cyd Charisse. How she dances. This is from "Silk Stockings".
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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 »

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Features Anchors Aweigh (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonesome Polecat
(1954) (uncredited)
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Howard Keel
from the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
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Almost as good as Part 1
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire introduce more wonderful numbers from MGM musicals. This time drama and comedy clips have been added.

OK--there was no way this could be as good as Part 1. Most of the good material had been used there already. Also Astaire and Kelly were given some dreadful new lyrics to classic songs to sing and their introductions to segments were just terrible. It was NOT a good idea to have them dancing either. And I could have lived without the travelogue of Paris. Still, there's plenty of incredible material here.

Among the highlights: Wonderful opening credits (done by Saul Bass); Eleanor Powell tap-dancing; Greta Grabo dancing (!!); Robert Taylor singing (!!!); the Marx Brothers stateroom sequence from "A Night at the Opera" (unfortunately edited); From This Moments On from "Kiss Me Kate"; early Bing Crosby; Abbott & Costello; Tales from the Vienna Woods (which is actually pretty funny); Judy Garland singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"; clips of dramatic and comedic stars; the I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise number; Bobby Van from "Small Town Girl"; etc etc.

The clips are put together without rhyme or reason--but that helps. You never know what's coming next. Worth catching but try to see the first one too.


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