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Host George Murphy shows clips from previous MGM classics plus a promotional clip for the studio's Western "The Last Hunt."
Host George Murphy introduces long clips from "Strike Up the Band" featuring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in "Our Love Affair" number, the farewell scene with John Gilbert and Renee Adoree from "The Big Parade," and documentary footage on Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory from the documentary "Servant of the People." He also shows shorter clips of Alan Jones and Jeanette MacDonald in "The Donkey Song" number from "The Firefly" and a comedic exchange between Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery from "Dinner at Eight." A promotional dramatic clip from "The Last Hunt" with Robert Taylor and Stewart Granger is also previewed.
Host George Murphy introduces the "Our Love Affair" musical number performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Strike Up the Band (1940), where Jimmy, the Rooney character, is so preoccupied with becoming an orchestra conductor, that he cannot see that Mary, played by Garland, is in love with him as they sing the song together. Murphy then presents the short film Servant of Mankind (1940), which heralds the technological advances made by Americans by the late nineteenth century. The short film focuses primarily on the key of plentiful electricity and the work of Thomas A. Edison as providing the foundation for many of those and future technological advances to take place, including innovations that have made the movie business possible. In the hall of fame segment, Murphy presents the poignant farewell scene from the silent classic, The Big Parade (1925), where the soldier, portrayed by John Gilbert, heads off to war. And in the preview segment, Murphy presents a scene from the upcoming feature The Last Hunt (1956), a western tale set in the 1880s. He concludes with the lineup for next week's show.
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