MGM Parade: Season 1, Episode 12

Episode #1.12 (23 Nov. 1955)

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Host George Murphy introduces clips from "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), "Home Movies" (1940), and "Master Will Shakespeare" (1936), as well as a preview of the then-upcoming "Kismet" (1955).


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lionel Belmore ...
Burbage (archive footage)
Robert Benchley ...
Home Movie Maker (archive footage)
Marie Blake ...
Home Movie Watcher (archive footage)
Herself (archive footage)
John Butler ...
Home Movie Watcher (archive footage)
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Home Movie Watcher (archive footage)
Charles Coleman ...
John Decker (archive footage)
The Cristiani Family ...
Themselves - Equestrian Acrobats (archive footage)
Arthur Freed ...
Himself - Producer (archive footage)
Fernand Gravey ...
Johann Strauss II (archive footage)
Lalume (archive footage)
Herbert Gunn ...
Bob Clever (archive footage)
Lillian Roth (archive footage)
Ted Lawson (archive footage)


Host George Murphy introduces a scene from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944), a movie that has just gone into re-release. He then introduces the short film Home Movies (1940), where the movie's hero shows how to, or more precisely not to film and show home movies. He then introduces the short film Master Will Shakespeare (1936), which looks into the personal life of the Bard associated with his writing. The final offering of the week deals with another writer, this one a fictitious one named Hajj of ancient Persia, he who is the lead in the movie Kismet (1955). George visits the set, where the movie's creative and technical teams are filming the musical number "Rahadlakum" featuring Dolores Gray and Howard Keel. Written by Huggo

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23 November 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Features Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) See more »


Tales From the Vienna Woods, Op.325
Music by Johann Strauß
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Miliza Korjus
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