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Complete series cast summary:
George Murphy ...  Self - Host 26 episodes, 1955-1956
Walter Pidgeon ...  Self - Host / ... 8 episodes, 1956
Janet Lake Janet Lake ...  Self 3 episodes, 1956
Luana Lee Luana Lee ...  Self 3 episodes, 1956
Dore Schary ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Marlon Brando ...  Self 2 episodes, 1955
Dan Dailey ...  Self - Guest 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Susan Hayward ...  Self - Guest 5 episodes, 1955
John Hodiak ...  Jack Armstrong / ... 1 episode, 1955
Debbie Reynolds ...  Julie Gillis / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Lucille Ball ...  Self - Guest 1 episode, 1956
George Cukor ...  Self 1 episode, 1956
Roger Moore ...  Self 1 episode, 1956
Donna Reed ...  Self - Guest 1 episode, 1956
Russ Tamblyn ...  Jimmy in 'The Last Hunt' / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Mitsuko Sawamura Mitsuko Sawamura ...  Self - Guest 1 episode, 1955
Desi Arnaz ...  Self - Guest 1 episode, 1956
Richard Brooks ...  Self - Guest 1 episode, 1956
Cyd Charisse ...  Self 5 episodes, 1955-1956
Howard Keel ...  Self 2 episodes, 1955
Gene Kelly ...  Self - Actor 9 episodes, 1955-1956
Dave O'Brien ...  Man 3 episodes, 1955
Frank Whitbeck Frank Whitbeck ...  Self - Narrator 1 episode, 1955
Carey Wilson ...  Narration 13 episodes, 1955-1956
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The original concept of the show was to allow the viewer to see the inner workings of a movie studio and featured interviews with MGM stars and explanations of how movies were made. Later, the format changed to show edited versions of MGM films. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.com>

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Rather a sad but nostalgic commentary when you think about it...
28 March 2020 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

... because this series was meant to entice television audiences into movie theatres to watch the current feature film offerings of MGM. But instead, all it could really do was celebrate MGM's past glories with scenes from such movies as "The Women" and "Captains Courageous". Unfortunately, the new stars and new films MGM would highlight on this show paled in comparison to their greats from the 30s and 40s.

Hosts George Murphy and Walter Pidgeon were dapper as always, but in the end, the contrast between past and present was just too stark...with maybe one exception. There was one episode that celebrated 1956's "Forbidden Planet" rather cleverly.

Episodes of this old show have aired frequently as filler between feature films on Turner Classic Movies since its inception. It's worth a look for the history of it all.


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14 September 1955 (USA) See more »

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