MGM Parade (1955–1956)
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Episode #1.19 

Host George Murphy first introduces the song and dance number "The Babbit and the Bromide" performed by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), that number which satirizes ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host
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Performer in 'Ziegfeld Follies' (archive footage)
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Pete Wilkins in 'Ghost Treasure' (archive footage)
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Mariano Arguello in 'Ghost Treasure' (archive footage)
Dick Calkins ...
Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
Al Capp ...
Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
Ham Fisher ...
Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
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Dave Stannard in 'Ransom!' (archive footage)
Harold Gray ...
Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
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Police Chief Jim Backett in 'Ransom!' (archive footage)
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Performer in 'Ziegfeld Follies' (archive footage)
Frank King ...
Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
H.H. Knerr ...
Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
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Himself - Narrator of 'People on Paper' (archive sound)
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Charlie Telford in 'Ransom!' (archive footage)
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Host George Murphy first introduces the song and dance number "The Babbit and the Bromide" performed by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), that number which satirizes clichéd social niceties. Next, several serial cartoonists are shown at work in the short film People on Paper (1945). Murph then introduces another short film, Ghost Treasure (1941), which details the treacherous search for gold in the inhospitable Death Valley. And in the coming attractions segment, he introduces Ransom! (1956), the clip shown which highlights the pros and cons of paying ransom in a kidnapping situation. Written by Huggo

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1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Features Ransom! (1956) See more »

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The Babbitt and the Bromide
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung and danced by Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly
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