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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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Clip from 'Going Hollywood' (archive footage)
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Katherine (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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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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Trivia

It was Fred Astaire's idea that he and Gene Kelly perform together in a new dance number in the film. Astaire was afraid that if he and Kelly just stood around and talked to each other, the audience would think they were too old to dance any more. At the time, Astaire was in his late 70s and Kelly was in his mid 60s. See more »

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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 »

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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 The Band Wagon (1953) See more »

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Sing Ho! for the Open Highway! Sing Ho! for the Open Road!
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Sung a cappella by Groucho Marx
from the movie A Night at the Opera (1935)
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Great Clips, Lousy Organization, Rotten Editing
26 April 2005 | by (Biloxi, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Like its predecessor, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT II offers two hours of film clips from memorable MGM movies featuring the likes of Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, and Doris Day. Unlike its predecessor, which organized the film clips into thematic sequences introduced by different MGM stars, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT just throws the clips out willynilly without much rhyme or reason--and saddles narrators Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly with some of the clunkiest, corniest material imaginable. In consequence, it lacks the cohesion and the excitement of the original.

But it still has its charms. Many of the individual clips are knock-outs: Ethel Waters performing "Taking a Chance on Love" from CABIN IN THE SKY, Bobby Van doing the famous "hop dance" from SMALL TOWN GIRL, Judy Garland belting out "I Got Rhythm" from GIRL CRAZY. In addition to such musical treats, the film also offers a look at the Marx Brothers with the famous "State Room Scene" from A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, a sequence of famous lines from famous films (such as Garbo's "I want to be alone"), and an extended tribute to Spenser Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Most viewers will probably feel the film drags due to the uneven way in which the scenes are introduced and edited together, but just about every one will find plenty to enjoy. Recommended with reservations.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer


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