The Lion Roars Again (1975)
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
This short film is a chronicle of the 1975 International Press Conclave hosted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer over two days in May 1975. The event was used to preview several upcoming MGM feature films. After opening remarks by studio vice-president 'Daniel Melnick', the press gets a tour of a set that will be used in the film Logan's Run (1976), plus a short fashion show of the film's futuristic costumes. Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host a luncheon honoring That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). Next is a press conference for a film with the working title "The All-American Girl" (the film was eventually released under the title Sweet Revenge (1976). The first day ends with a dinner for the stars of _Sunshine Boys, The (1975)_. 'Richard Benjamin', host of the dinner, is surprised by the presentation of a birthday cake. 'George Burns' and Walter Matthau also address the diners. The second day begins with a press conference for Hearts of the West (1975). This is followed by a special premiere of _Wind and the Lion, The (1975)_. The conclave concludes with a dinner and ball on a sound stage made to look like the Moroccan desert depicted in the film.- Written by David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
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