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That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director:

Gene Kelly

Writer:

Leonard Gershe (narration written by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Astaire ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator
Gene Kelly ... Self - Co-Host / Narrator
Judy Garland ... Clips from 'For Me and My Gal', 'Easter Parade', & 'Girl Crazy' etc (archive footage)
Mickey Rooney ... Clips from 'Girl Crazy' & 'Words and Music' etc. (archive footage)
Bing Crosby ... Clip from 'Going Hollywood' (archive footage)
Robert Taylor ... Clip from 'Broadway Melody of 1936' (archive footage)
Greer Garson ... Katherine (archive footage)
Clark Gable ... Clips from 'Gone with the Wind' & 'Strange Cargo' etc. (archive footage)
Kathryn Grayson ... Clip from 'Lovely to Look At' (archive footage)
Leslie Caron ... Lili / Lise Bouvier (archive footage)
Jeanette MacDonald ... Clips from 'New Moon' & 'Broadway Serenade' (archive footage)
Nelson Eddy ... Clip from 'New Moon' (archive footage)
Doris Day ... Ruth Etting (archive footage)
Ann Miller ... Clip from 'Kiss Me Kate' (archive footage)
Ann Sothern ... Dixie Donegan (archive footage)
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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The greatest entertainment since "That's Entertainment!"


Certificate:

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Trivia

In the "Shubert Alley" section of the film, Astaire and Kelly dance together past marquees with famous song titles on them as a means of introducing the next selection of film clips. However, some of these song titles do not appear in the final print: "Moses Supposes" was supplanted by "Good Morning," "Drum Crazy" was cut in favor of "Steppin' Out With My Baby," and "The Stanley Steamer" was ultimately deleted in favor of "I Got Rhythm." None of the replacement songs are featured upon the marquees in the introductory sequence. See more »

Goofs

During the clip from Kiss Me Kate, Gene Kelly identifies the choreographer as Hermes Pan. But the clip shown, "From This Moment On", was actually choreographed by Bob Fosse, one of the dancers. See more »

Quotes

Gene Kelly: Cyd Charisse. Lovely, Cyd Charisse. How she dances. This is from "Singin' in the Rain."
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits introduce not only hosts Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but mention all the other performers from the clips before the 'That's Entertainment, pt 2' title card; all are done in different styles: names drawn in the sand, scrolls, inside a book, tiles spelled out on satin, inside a file cabinet, typed on stationery, branding iron, the 'Rank Organisation' gong, etc. See more »

Alternate Versions

Swedish cinema version ran only 122 min (i.e., 11 min shorter) than the original cut. Following musical numbers were removed:
  • The Intro music was deleted
  • LADY BE GOOD ( "Lady be good" with Ann Sothern and Robert Young)
  • SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS ("Lonesome Polecats")
  • BROADWAY SERENADE ("Broadway Serenade" with Lew Ayres, Al Shean; "For Every Lonely Hearts": Jeanette MacDonald)
  • WORDS AND MUSIC ("Manhattan": Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, Marshall Thompson)
  • THREE LITTLE WORDS ("Three little words": Fred Astaire, Red Skelton)
  • THE GREAT WALTZ ("Tales from the Vienna Woods": Fernand Gravet, Miliza Korjus)
  • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ("Concerto in F": Oscar Levant)
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Connections

Features Anchors Aweigh (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Shubert Alley
(1976) (uncredited)
Based on the tune "That's Entertainment"
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Danced by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
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User Reviews

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13 March 2003 | by akjp23See all my reviews

As a little girl my grandmother would let me watch all the movies seen in part in That's Entertainment Part II. It is an amazing compilation if you will of all the great numbers of the 50s+. The comments are quite cute as well. I do not just like this movie because of it's nostalgia, but I love it because after awhile you memorize great voices!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That's Entertainment, Part 2 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,979,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,979,380
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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