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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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Production stills from MGM musicals are shown under the end credits. 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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