MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 277,900 this week

1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955)

 |  Short, Documentary
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 3 user

This MGM short introduces some of the movies the studio will be releasing in 1955. Presented by George Murphy they include Jupiter's Darling (1955) with Esther Williams, Bedevilled (1955) ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1833 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955)

1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hypochondriac thinks he's dying this time, and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
Teacher's Pet (1958)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, believes that the only way to learn the business is by way of the School of Hard Knocks, and has a very low regard for ... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Pooles are unable to have a baby after years of trying. They apply to the Rock-A-Bye Adoption Agency, and are assigned Miss Novick as an investigator. Through a farfetched ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Kelly
Stars: Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three years into their loving marriage with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee ... See full summary »

Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Stars: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not been invented yet while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
Julie (1956)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This is the story of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), an American Naval officer, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans' winds and currents.

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Carey Wilson, Tom Neal
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Himself - Host
Edit

Storyline

This MGM short introduces some of the movies the studio will be releasing in 1955. Presented by George Murphy they include Jupiter's Darling (1955) with Esther Williams, Bedevilled (1955) with Anne Baxter and Steve Forrest, The Glass Slipper (1955) with Leslie Caron, Interrupted Melody (1955), Hit the Deck (1955), The King's Thief (1955), Love Me or Leave Me (1955), Moonfleet (1955), The Prodigal (1955) and It's Always Fair Weather (1955). Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

A Salute to the Theatres  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of Love Me or Leave Me (1955). See more »

Connections

References The Cobweb (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by studio orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Promo MGM Short Shows Weak Year
24 June 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955)

** (out of 4)

George Murphy "hosts" this MGM short, which features the personality addresses the audience as he thanks theatre owners for bring movies to towns, updating their equipment for "new" Hollywood systems and of course raising money for good causes. The actor then introduces us to Ester Williams who quickly talks about her upcoming movie JUPITER'S DARLING. From this point on it's just one long MGM promo reel as we see clips from films like HIT THE DECK, MOONFLEET, INTERRUPTED MELODY and LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME. As you watch this short it becomes quite clear that the studio really didn't have too many good films released this year but there's no question the best known is LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME with James Cagney and Doris Day. It's a shame Cagney wasn't interviewed for this sequence but I'm going to guess that would have been too much trouble. If you've got nothing better to do and this short pops up on Turner Classic Movies then it's not totally worthless but at the same time there's very little here worth viewing. If you're unfamiliar with the films shown here then this short might introduce you to some new titles but on the whole there's nothing to remarkable here. The one thing is that it is shown 2.55:1, which was clearly the studio showing off this new format.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page