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MGM: When the Lion Roars 

The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Stewart ...  Himself - Host 4 episodes, 1992
Samuel Marx Samuel Marx ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1992
June Allyson ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Lew Ayres ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Freddie Bartholomew ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Jackie Cooper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
George Gibson George Gibson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Helen Hayes ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Van Johnson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Roddy McDowall ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Ricardo Montalban ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Maureen O'Sullivan ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Dorothy Raye ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Mickey Rooney ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Dorothy Tuttle Dorothy Tuttle ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
William Tuttle ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
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This series surveys the history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios from its creation and rise in the 1920's, its pinnacle in the 30's and 40's to it's decline in the 1950's. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amikor az oroszlán elbődül See more »

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| (TCM print)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The working title for this series was originally "MGM: When the Lion Roared." The company operating as MGM as of 1992--which continues to exist--is not the legal successor to the "classic" MGM, which ceased to exist after Ted Turner bought and subsequently dismantled the studio in 1986, despite sharing similar assets such as the Leo the Lion logo. However, the new MGM thought the title was detrimental to its company and demanded the slight title change. See more »

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Following the last ending credit of "Part Three" is displayed the following dedication text: Dedicated to the memory of Samuel Marx and Freddie Bartholomew See more »

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Superb!
11 September 2000 | by Patrick-96See all my reviews

A great documentary, beautifully detailed and put together with great style. Many of the people interviewed are gone, so this is indeed a treasure of the ages. I purchased the three cassette tape of the series and recommend to any avid movie fan to do the same. It's something that can be viewed again and again.

This series is fascinating, but also very sad. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the greatest studio of them all, is no more. It's heartbreaking that Columbia Pictures, once considered the ‘poverty row' of studios, now occupies the site of MGM.


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