Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »
San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the... See full summary »
This visit to Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Ocean shows that life for the residents has changed little in the years since Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers on HMS Bounty, ... See full summary »
The first part of this short is a "Wotaphony Newsreel" showing events celebrating National Safety Week. Highlighted in the footage are a head-on crash of two trains, a car crash, and ... See full summary »
Charley, hoping to find cultured people in his ancestry in order to be suitable to Muriel's family, is tricked by his rival Ronnie into believing himself a descendant of Tarzan. Conked on ... See full summary »
Lula and Tony are celebrating their twenty year anniversary... of working at MGM, ever since it opened. They then hand off the duties of telling MGM's story then and now to an off screen narrator. The 1924 story includes the making of MGM's first motion picture, The Big Parade (1925), one of the great pictures of all time, and the rise of who would become some of MGM's most renowned stars. The narrator then talks about world events in 1924 that formed part of the American consciousness of the time. The story then shifts to 1944, when MGM is considered the most important single entity in the motion picture business, with approximately 5,000 people working on the Hollywood studio property every day. Many current productions are featured, with a focus on what is named the official twentieth anniversary film, The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), which, like many other MGM productions, is taken from the pages of a world class novel. The current MGM stable of star players is then presented ... Written by
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer offers us a one-reeler celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding -- its consolidation, actually, since it combined the three mid-sized studios in its name. After seeing a couple of minor employees who, we are to believe, came to work at MGM that year, we are told some of the exciting things going on in 1924 --foremost of them Calvin Coolidge as President -- a brief look at a couple of hits of 1925, and then a look at the current studio.
It's not too shoddy a reason to boast a bit and MGM takes it, along with a list of their current and hopeful stars. One of the studio's slogans was "More Stars Than There Are in Heaven" and with profits at an all-time high -- the profits from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS alone was enough to keep the whole place open for a year, everyone was feeling good about the future.
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