MGM Parade: Season 1, Episode 29

Episode #1.29 (1956)

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Walter Pidgeon uses a standing set on the Metro lot to introduce clips from the 1937 classic "Captains Courageous" and a scene from the studio's "Tribute to a Bad Man."



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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)
Freddie Bartholomew ...
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)
Actor 'Tribute to a Bad Man' (archive footage)
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)
Oscar O'Shea ...
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)
actor in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)


Host Walter Pidgeon continues with the third and final installment of the movie Captains Courageous (1937), which he shows after he talks of the origin of the movie's title. This last installment has a now responsible Harvey Cheyne dreading the eventuality of reuniting with his father as Harvey would like to stay with Manuel Fidello aboard the boat and become a real fisherman. Before they reach their intended port of Gloucester, those aboard the ship face some obstacles associated with life at sea, with Manuel making a difficult decision in large part for Harvey's sake. Pidgeon then shows scenes from a new movie, Tribute to a Bad Man (1956), a tale of ranching, horse rustling and vigilante justice. In his final act as temporary host, Pidgeon introduces next week's show, which will be a tribute to Greta Garbo. 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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It is ironic that MGM decided to show clips from these two films. "Captains Courageous" made Spencer Tracy a huge star and won him his first of two consecutive Oscars. However, two decades later the actor's constant complaining and recalcitrance regarding his role in "Tribute to a Bad Man," caused MGM to fire and replace him, ending his twenty plus year association with the studio. See more »


References Anna Christie (1931) See more »


Rock of Ages
[1763 hymn with lyrics by the Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady and music by Thomas Hastings
Heard during clip of Manuel's memorial service]
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