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That's Entertainment! (1974)

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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director:

Jack Haley Jr.

Writer:

Jack Haley Jr.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'The Band Wagon'
Bing Crosby ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Going Hollywood'
Gene Kelly ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator / Clips from 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' - 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'An American in Paris'
Peter Lawford ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator - Clip from 1947 version of 'Good News'
Liza Minnelli ... Self - Co-Host & Narrator
Donald O'Connor ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Singin' in the Rain'
Debbie Reynolds ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator
Mickey Rooney ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator / Clips from 'Babes in Arms' - 'Girl Crazy' - 'Babes on Broadway'
Frank Sinatra ... Self - Co-Host
James Stewart ... Self - Co-Host
Elizabeth Taylor ... Self - Co-Hostess / Narrator / Clip from 'Cynthia'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Allyson ... Clip from 'Words and Music' (archive footage)
Kay Armen Kay Armen ... Clip from 'Hit the Deck' (archive footage)
Ray Bolger ... Clips from 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'The Harvey Girls' (archive footage)
Virginia Bruce ... Clip from 'The Great Ziegfeld' (archive footage)
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Storyline

MGM musical numbers from the introduction of sound in the late '20s through to the 1950s, possibly with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Judy Garland getting the most coverage. Linked by some of the stars who worked at MGM handing the commentary on one to another. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

Bing Crosby's final film. See more »

Goofs

During his narrative section, Donald O'Connor says that Esther Williams was discovered while working as a model in a Los Angeles department store, when in fact Williams was a salesgirl at I. Magnin. See more »

Quotes

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Frank Sinatra: [narrating] The year is 1929; the singer, Cliff Edwards, also known as Ukelele Ike. The film: "Hollywood Revue"; it is the first all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing movie ever made. In the years that followed, "Singin' in the Rain" would become a theme song for MGM.
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Crazy Credits

Producer Jack Haley Jr.'s credit appears over a still image of his father, Jack Haley, as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some TV prints show the 1951 "Show Boat" segment in cropped widescreen, when in fact the film was made in a "regular" aspect ratio (non-widescreen). Widescreen did not really come along until 1953, although Cinerama did premiere in 1952. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Bees (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Heigh-Ho, the Gang's All Here
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, and Chorus
From Dancing Lady (1933)
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MGM Musical Lovers Shangri-la
27 August 2000 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

This is it! This is the Holy grail of musical documentaries, the very definition of the term "They don't make 'em like this anymore.." everyone is here and in the subsequent 2 sequels. Oh, to see this in a movie theatre! 20 foot tall Gene Kelly performing "Singing In The Rain"! Busby Berkeley as his extravanganzas were meant to be seen! Definately worth watching even of you see it on video! A time capsule, a treasure. (sigh... Hollywood...)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That's Entertainment: 50 Years of MGM See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,890,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,890,200
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)| 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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