Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth... See full summary »
The idea for a third edition was pitched by MGM/UA Home Video head George Feltenstein to then MGM/UA president Alan Ladd Jr. Feltenstein had typed up a list of musical numbers for a potential third movie back in 1976 after returning home from That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). Ladd approved the pitch, but because Feltenstein was a studio exec, he didn't get a screen credit for his contribution. See more »
MGM's dream factory created a rich, romantic, compelling world of illusion. And although we may not see anything like it again, we're blessed with memories and miles and miles of film. In the words of Irving Berlin, "The song has ended, but the melody lingers on."
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A notice in the end credits says that "The MGM musical classics excerpted in this film are available in their entirety on videocassette and laser disc from MGM/UA home video." See more »
I was rather dubious about watching "That's Entertainment! III". After all, there were two previous films in the series and you wonder how much more is worth seeing. After all, the best singing and dancing scenes MGM made were in the first two films--so why watch this one too?! Well, there IS a good reason! Instead of showing just having old stars introducing the typical clips of old musicals, the Turner Entertainment folks did some REAL digging and brought out many, many clips that you never could have seen! They found alternate versions of dance numbers, film showing the sets being moved while Eleanor Powell danced and many numbers that never made the final cut--but were still very good song and dance numbers. Because it's a treasure chest of hidden material, it is a must-see for lovers of the genre. Others might not be so impressed...especially if they are the sorts who are unfamiliar with classic Hollywood films and have the mistaken belief that the only good films are newer ones.
By the way, of all the clips I saw, the one I enjoyed the most was by some of the most obscure folks. The Ross Sisters did the most amazing dance number--and when you see it, you'll understand what I mean!
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