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M-G-M Jubilee Overture (1954)

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This short was released as part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 30th anniversary. The M-G-M Symphony Orchestra, led by Johnny Green, plays a medley of eleven well-known songs used in some of the ... See full summary »
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This short was released as part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 30th anniversary. The M-G-M Symphony Orchestra, led by Johnny Green, plays a medley of eleven well-known songs used in some of the studio's best-known musicals. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Music by Harry Warren
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13 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

MGM Jubilee Overture (1954)

*** (out of 4)

Johnny Green leads the MGM Orchestra in this short, which was showing off the studios 30th Anniversary by playing some of the music from their most famous films. We get the title track from SINGIN' IN THE WIND plus the songs "I've Got You Under My Skin", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Over the Rainbow" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" among others. If you're a fan of any of these songs then you'll certainly want to check out this 9-minute short as the orchestra is very tight and Green does a great job bringing this old classics to life. The cinemascope doesn't hurt things either as we get a grand view of the band at work.


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