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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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Clip from 'Lady Be Good' (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

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 »

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

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 »

Connections

Features Lili (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me to Broadway
(1953) (uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Bobby Van
from the movie Small Town Girl (1953)
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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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