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The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951)

After some preliminary remarks, Lionel Barrymore introduces Dore Schary, MGM's vice president in charge of production. Mr. Schary serves as commentator as scenes for several films scheduled... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Dore Schary ... Himself
Lionel Barrymore ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Anderson ... (archive footage)
Richard Anderson ... (archive footage)
Pier Angeli ... (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Buddy Baer ... (archive footage)
Ethel Barrymore ... (archive footage)
Joan Bennett ... (archive footage)
Ann Blyth ... (archive footage)
Keefe Brasselle ... (archive footage)
David Brian ... (archive footage)
Joe E. Brown ... (archive footage)
Louis Calhern ... (archive footage)
Macdonald Carey ... (archive footage)


After some preliminary remarks, Lionel Barrymore introduces Dore Schary, MGM's vice president in charge of production. Mr. Schary serves as commentator as scenes for several films scheduled to be released in 1951 are presented. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Release Date:

12 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia de la Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Features King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »


Ol' Man River
from "Show Boat"
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by William Warfield
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An hour of upcoming clips from MGM films after Dore Schary took over...
29 September 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

LIONEL BARRYMORE introduces a one hour segment of uninspired film clips from mostly sub-par movies that MGM was getting ready to release in 1951, when the studio was facing declining box-office receipts because of competition from television.

The films are shown in a bunch of uninspired clips that only indicate some of them should have been shelved. The B&W films come first, followed by the Technicolor features.

There's barely a jewel in MGM's crown--since none of the upcoming projects with the exception of one or two are anything to write home about. None of this looks good for Dore Schary, taking over after Louis B. Mayer stepped down. Films like GO FOR BROKE, IT'S A BIG COUNTRY, THE PAINTED HILLS (a Lassie story that didn't even get a film review from The N.Y. Times) and MR. IMPERIUM (Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner) and other even lesser products give no indication of quality films that have endured the test of time.

Might as well skip this puffed up commercial since it's tiresome and completely lacking in imagination and quality.

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