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That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Herself - Co-Hostess / Narrator
Cyd Charisse ... Herself - Co-Hostess / Narrator
Lena Horne ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Howard Keel ... Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Gene Kelly ... Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Ann Miller ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Mickey Rooney ... Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Esther Williams ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Granville Van Dusen ... Beginning Narrator (voice)
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Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952), are examined. Written by Kelly

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Era Uma Vez Em Hollywood, Parte III See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$274,794
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2.35 : 1
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Originally pitched as a special for Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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Howard Keel: In the 1950s, Hollywood went into a panic that rivaled the advent of talking pictures. A monster had taken over the movie going public. Television. So, the movies went into new technologies, such as cinemascope, stereophonic sound - to try to recapture their audience.
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Production stills from MGM musicals are shown under the end credits. See more »

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Home video and DVD release contains several additional musical excerpts. See more »

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Features Dancing Lady (1933) See more »

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You Stepped Out of a Dream
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by a female chorus during the "leading lady" montage
Also performed by Tony Martin
From Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
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Nice Features In Here That We Never Seen Before
25 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This last "Entertainment" installment offers a few different aspects that the first two "That's Entertainment!" packages didn't have, such as some song-dance routines that never made it on screen (and should have) or a behind-the-scenes look at cameramen filming a particular number. The latter is interesting to see as they filmed an Eleanor Powell dance ("Lady Be Good")

It also was interesting to see some of the stars in the early '90s when this was made, as they host certain segments of this 113-minute tribute. I am referring to June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Esther Williams. I'd say the person who most looked a lot like they did when they were much younger was Horne.

I also appreciated the fact they showed quite a bit of numbers in the widescreen format, something we never saw viewing these great musicals on VHS. We also see a very early edition of "Singin In The Rain," with the likes of Jack Benny and Joan Crawford.

Overall, a worthy edition to the "That's Entertainment!" package.


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