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An hour of upcoming clips from MGM films after Dore Schary took over...
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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