This series surveys the history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios from its creation and rise in the 1920's, its pinnacle in the 30's and 40's to it's decline in the 1950's. Written by
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The on-screen subtitles (and running times taken from the TCM print) for the three individual parts are: "Part One: The Lion's Roar" (02:02:06) "Part Two: The Lion Reigns Supreme" (02:01:00) "Part Three: The Lion in Winter" (02:02:24) See more »
Following the last ending credit of "Part Three" is displayed the following dedication text: Dedicated to the memory of Samuel Marx and Freddie Bartholomew See more »
Finally...a documentary that adequately covers the history of this great studio.
Back in 1972, Dick Cavett narrated a documentary about the history of MGM. Unfortunately, it was crammed into only 50 minutes and seemed way too short for so much material. Well, fortunately, twenty years later, Turner Entertainment made what is the definitive documentary--"MGM: When The Lion Roars". Narrated by Patrick Stewart, it's chock full of wonderful clips and interviews with a bazillion stars. It really is extraordinary and very complete--and a must-see for insane cinemaniacs like myself.
By the way, does anyone know why most of Fred Astaire's clips were excised from the DVD release?! IMDb says this is so but never really explains this. Were there legal reasons or did someone hate Mr. Astaire?! What gives?!
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