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1925 Studio Tour (1925)

Unrated | | Documentary, Short | 1925 (USA)
A tour of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio in 1925 is given to meet the people who make the movies there and see how movies are made.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. M.F. Lee ...
Herself - a Story Reader
Carey Wilson ...
Himself - a Writer
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Himself - a Writer
Agnes Christine Johnston ...
Herself - a Writer
Frederic Hatton ...
Himself - a Writer
Fanny Hatton ...
Herself - a Writer
Waldemar Young ...
Himself - a Writer
Jane Murfin ...
Herself - a Writer
Max Marcin ...
Himself - a Writer
Miss Underwood ...
Herself - a Story Copyist
Miss Remington ...
Herself - a Story Copyist
...
Himself - a Director (as Seastrom)
Dimitri Buchowetzki ...
Himself - a Director
Monta Bell ...
Himself - a Director
Rupert Hughes ...
Himself - a Director
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This documentary provides a behind the scenes look at the making of movies in 1925 at the M-G-M Studios in Culver City, California. The studio itself is a small city, encompassing forty-five buildings, including fourteen sound stages (number fourteen which is currently under construction), connected by three miles of paved roads over the forty-three acre property. The stories, the soul of any movie, are vetted through a story department headed by Mrs. M.F. Lee. The approved stories are passed to the scenario writers, supported by the research department, who ensure factual accuracy. Taking the script, the director makes up the storyboards, and casts the lead roles. The director has a plethora of big name stars available at his disposal. The casting office, headed by Robert McIntyre, fills the supporting roles. His office is filled with aspiring actors, hoping to be the next big star. Being M-G-M with many of the movies being "musicals", a large subgroup of the performers are dancers, ... Written by Huggo

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Although this film has no titles for cast and crew at the beginning of the film, the intertitles identify many of the MGM employees shown, including Joan Crawford under her real name of Lucille LeSueur, "a recent MGM discovery". See more »

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Title Card: A direct wire keeps M-G-M in touch with New York.
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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

1925 MGM Studio Tour (1925)

*** (out of 4)

Historically interesting short takes us on a behind the scenes tour of MGM where we see all the sets and everyone who is involved with the studio. When I say everyone I do mean it as we meet directors, writers, actors, editors, dancing girls and so on. The best thing about this short is that we see all sorts of talent together in one shot since all of the directors are shown together, all the actors shown together and so on. Howard Hawks is shown in the writers department but the directors here include Browning, von Sternberg, von Stroheim, Vidor, Wellman and countless others. The actors on hand include Novarro, Nagel, Gilbert, Busch, Shearer, Chaney and Crawford. Thalberg and Mayer are also shown. We also get to see Browning directing part of his film The Mystic. The film runs 30 minutes, which is a tad bit too long but it's still fun for film buffs.


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