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It's Showtime (1976)

G | | Documentary | April 1976 (USA)
A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.

Directors:

Paul M. Heller (uncredited), Alan Myerson (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Alan Myerson
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Credited cast:
Rin Tin Tin ... (archive footage)
Flipper ... Flipper (archive footage)
Trigger ... Trigger (archive footage)
Daisy ... Herself (archive footage)
Pal Pal ... Lassie (archive footage) (as Lassie)
Asta ... (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Cagney ... (archive footage)
Jimmy Durante ... (archive footage)
Cary Grant ... (archive footage)
Maureen O'Sullivan ... (scenes deleted)
Dick Powell ... (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... (archive footage)
Mickey Rooney ... (archive footage)
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A collection of film clips profiling animal actors.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Animals See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The longest continuous clip is from National Velvet (1944). See more »

Crazy Credits

Many of these films were made before the American Humane Association began its efforts to prevent injury or death to animal performers. Today, stunts are done with caution and the risk of injury has been seriously minimized... thanks to the role of the American Humane Association. See more »

Connections

References The Million Dollar Collar (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything but Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by female vocalist
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It would have been better with some narration
18 May 2008 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

The clips of animal scenes from the silent era to what was then the present (1976) are cute enough, but it certainly could have used some documentary style narration. The clips of the individual films are certainly long enough and contain some great animal moments, including those of the original Rin Tin Tin, National Velvet, and Flipper. However, imagine "That's Entertainment" with absolutely no narration at all. It's great to have the individual performances, but some context is what turns a show consisting of a series of clips such as this into a memorable documentary. Thus if you are familiar with the animal stars and the films showcased this is a fun trip down memory lane. However, kids probably just won't get it if they haven't already seen the old films from which this movie takes its clips.


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