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1. The Miracle of Sound (1940)

Passed | 11 min | Documentary, Short

4.2
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MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer takes us for a behind the scenes look at how the sound portion of a talking picture is created. Uses Bitter Sweet (1940) (a Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Shearer | Stars: Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy, Norma Shearer

Votes: 159

2. Electrical Power (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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A promo short looks at how electricity generated at Boulder (Hoover) Dam is sent to Hollywood to make films. A brief tour of the M-G-M power plants is followed by behind-the-scenes footage and previews of several upcoming releases.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Jo Ann Sayers, Ray Bolger, Judy Garland, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 56

3. Another Romance of Celluloid (1938)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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This second entry in MGM's "Romance of Film" series documents how celluloid movie film is processed and features behind-the-scenes glimpses of current MGM productions.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Capra, Betty Ross Clarke, William H. Daniels

Votes: 56

4. We Must Have Music (1941)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Music

6.0
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An MGM short that starts with a brief history of music in the movies, from accompaniment for silents, to background scores, to elaborate musical productions, and ends up as a highlight reel of recent and upcoming releases from the studio.

Stars: Judy Garland, Nelson Eddy, Risë Stevens, Herbert Stothart

Votes: 102

5. Personalities (1942)

Approved | 10 min | Short

6.1
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In this "Romance of Celluloid", MGM showcases performers whose careers are just starting. Excerpts from their recently released films are included. The narrator says that moviegoers will ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Ronald Colman, Patricia Dane

Votes: 50

6. Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

3.4
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This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Garver | Stars: Ann Morriss, Naomi Childers, George Lessey, May McAvoy

Votes: 117

7. From the Ends of the Earth (1939)

Documentary, Short

3.2
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An MGM short showing how materials are shipped by boat 'From the Ends of the Earth' to Hollywood. Featuring footage from the MGM films being made at the time. Such as The Women, Thunder ... See full summary »

Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Ina Claire

Votes: 92

8. Twenty Years After (1944)

9 min | Short

5.9
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This short celebrates the 20th anniversary of MGM. Segments are shown from several early hits, then from a number of 1944 releases.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Renée Adorée, June Allyson, Fred Astaire

Votes: 39

9. You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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This short starts out as a documentary. In a dramatization, Eadward Muybridge's photographic experiments prove that when a horse gallops, there are times when all four of the animal's feet ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Kmetovic, Joseph Ruttenberg, Ray June, Mervyn LeRoy

Votes: 45



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