MGM Parade (1955–1956)
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Episode #1.29 

Walter Pidgeon uses a standing set on the Metro lot to introduce clips from the 1937 classic "Captains Courageous" and a scene from the studio's "Tribute to a Bad Man."

Director:

Leonard Spigelgass

Writer:

David Greggory

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Walter Pidgeon ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lionel Barrymore ... Disko (archive footage)
Freddie Bartholomew ... Harvey (archive footage)
James Cagney ... Jimmy Rodock (archive footage)
John Carradine ... Long Jack (archive footage)
Melvyn Douglas ... Mr. Cheyne (archive footage)
Oscar O'Shea ... Cushman (archive footage)
Mickey Rooney ... Dan (archive footage)
Spencer Tracy ... Manuel Fidello (archive footage)
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Storyline

Host Walter Pidgeon continues with the third and final installment of the movie Captains Courageous (1937), which he shows after he talks of the origin of the movie's title. This last installment has a now responsible Harvey Cheyne dreading the eventuality of reuniting with his father as Harvey would like to stay with Manuel Fidello aboard the boat and become a real fisherman. Before they reach their intended port of Gloucester, those aboard the ship face some obstacles associated with life at sea, with Manuel making a difficult decision in large part for Harvey's sake. Pidgeon then shows scenes from a new movie, Tribute to a Bad Man (1956), a tale of ranching, horse rustling and vigilante justice. In his final act as temporary host, Pidgeon introduces next week's show, which will be a tribute to Greta Garbo. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1956 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It is ironic that MGM decided to show clips from these two films. "Captains Courageous" made Spencer Tracy a huge star and won him his first of two consecutive Oscars. However, two decades later the actor's constant complaining and recalcitrance regarding his role in "Tribute to a Bad Man," caused MGM to fire and replace him, ending his twenty plus year association with the studio. See more »

Connections

Features Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

"That's Entertainment: (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Howard Dietz (1952)
Instrumental version heard under main title
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