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The Lion Roars Again (1975)

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This MGM documentary records a two day open house the studio held for the international media in 1975. They visit the set of Logan's Run (1976), meeting the producer and wardrobe designers. ... See full summary »

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This MGM documentary records a two day open house the studio held for the international media in 1975. They visit the set of Logan's Run (1976), meeting the producer and wardrobe designers. Gene Kelly introduces them to That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) and several others who will be in the film including Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and many others. The film focuses on other films currently in production including Sweet Revenge (1976) starring Stockard Channing, The Sunshine Boys (1975), _The Hearts of the West_ (1975) with Jeff Bridges and The Wind and the Lion (1975) with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen. Written by garykmcd

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In 2004, this was featured on the DVD release for The Sunshine Boys (1975) as well as the DVD for That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). Then in 2007, was also featured on both the HD DVD and Blu-ray releases of the latter. See more »

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References Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) See more »

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The Trolley Song
Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
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Dreadfully Dull... and don't be fooled by the Big List of Stars in the Cast
29 July 2008 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Wow... a ton of stars in the cast list, but don't be fooled. For most of them, they are briefly shown standing around, walking about, eating, listening to dull speakers or mingling while the narrator goes "Look! There's George Kennedy, and there's Loretta Swit, and there's...". Yawn. That typifies the main problem with this short... we are being shown footage of a conference, and conferences are boring. And while the fact that the conference is about movies and is being attended by lots of Hollywood celebrities makes it a little more interesting than say... a widget conference held in Omaha, Nebraska... it's still dry stuff, especially 30 something years later.

The "highlights" include visiting the sets of "Logan's Run" (1976), listening to George Burns do a short routine including a song, and the premiere of the film "The Wind and the Lion" (1975). The "highlight" for me was getting a chuckle out of spotting a young David Hasselhoff as the male model during the "Logan's Run" costume fashion show.

This short pops up between films on TCM on every once in a while, but save your 17 minutes for something better.


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