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Operation Raintree (1957)

 |  Documentary, Short  |  1957 (USA)
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This MGM short is a behind the scenes look at the making of Raintree County (1957). Filmed in Danville, Kentucky and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, the film used many of ... See full summary »

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This MGM short is a behind the scenes look at the making of Raintree County (1957). Filmed in Danville, Kentucky and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, the film used many of the locals as extras. The film includes scenes of Sherman's march to Atlanta and shows several crews preparing sites for shooting. Written by garykmcd

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Self-Congratulatry and No Holds Barred case of "Plugola"
3 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEING SOME SORT of jettisoned appendage from the 1957 production of: RAINTREE COUNTY, this brief (5 minute) one reeler short is a close relative and immediate family member of the feature film production of RAINTREE COUNTY (MGM, 1957). It is essentially a filmed character witness and apologist for the feature.

THE SHORT PROVES to be one of little wasted time or frames of celluloid; as we are instantly informed about how meticulous was the choosing of various sites throughout the Southern U.S. and the painstakingly degree of perfection that were achieved in rescuing and use of old Railroad locomotive for use in the train scenes. Added to these elements, we learn of how many local residents will be used as costumed extras in this Civil War drama.

THE FILM MAKES good use of behind the scenes footage of the cast including: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Myrna Hansen, Lee Marvin, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Agnes Morehead and Nigel Patrick.

ACTING AS THE Narrator of this movie "infomercial" is our old buddy-pal, George Fennermon (who was Groucho Marx's announcer & favourite comic foil on the old YOU BET YOUR LIFE Show). Although the words were never spoken as such, the message was that of comparing RAINTREE COUNTY to GONE WITH THE WIND.

EVEN THOUGH MR. George never spoke those words, we wonder. Did his nose grow?


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