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That's Entertainment Trilogy
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That's Entertainment Trilogy

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Director: Bud Friedgen, Gene Kelly, Jack Haley Jr., Fred Astaire

Cast: Bud Friedgen, Gene Kelly, Jack Haley Jr., Fred Astaire

 
The That's Entertainment films offer musical productions and memorable moments from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This box set contains the original film as well as its two sequels. An additional, similar film titled Treasures From the Vault is also included. These films feature appearances by such Hollywood heavyweights as Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire,

Overview

The That's Entertainment films offer musical productions and memorable moments from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This box set contains the original film as well as its two sequels. An additional, similar film titled Treasures From the Vault is also included. These films feature appearances by such Hollywood heavyweights as Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, and many more.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
In 1974, aiming to capitalize on the nostalgia wave then sweeping the country, producer Jack Haley Jr. persuaded MGM (celebrating its 50th anniversary that year) to let him make a film comprising clips culled from the studio’s classic musicals. Haley assembled most of the survivors of MGM’s Golden Age -- among them Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, and Donald O’Connor -- and had them introduce memorable musical numbers from Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, The Band Wagon, Show Boat, and others going back as far as 1929’s Broadway Melody. At 132 minutes, the film raced by, leaving critics and audiences breathless for more, and That’s Entertainment! wound up out-grossing most of the studio’s other offerings that year. It remains the best movie of its kind, a bright and bouncy tribute with more highlights than we could possibly list here. The inevitable sequel followed in 1976, this time with Astaire and Kelly hosting. Although the first film had skimmed most of the cream, much delicious material remained to be compiled, and Part II went the extra mile by incorporating previously unseen numbers deleted from various films. This compilation, too, was a resounding hit. The success of the That’s Entertainment films on video encouraged MGM to take a third bite of the nostalgia apple in 1994. Part III -- hosted by June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Esther Williams, and others -- relies even more heavily on outtakes and employs some clever touches, such as showing Charisse and Joan Crawford dancing to the same pre-recorded number in films made nearly 20 years apart. A Fred Astaire dance sequence is shown in split-screen, side by side with another version not used. Judy Garland is represented by “Mr. Monotony,” an Irving Berlin song inexplicably cut from Easter Parade. The third film is perhaps most appealing to film buffs interested in rare material and behind-the-scenes history, but the first two films have the stronger lineups, excerpt-wise. Of course, we’re quibbling: All three movies are sensational, and we encourage fans of classic Hollywood fare to snap up this newly remastered DVD box set with alacrity.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
UPC:
0012569691520
Rating:
G
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:14:00

Special Features

Discs 1-3: That's Entertainment!, That's Entertainment, Part 2 and That's Entertainment! III with fully remastered picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, featuring both the 16x9 widescreen theatrical versions, plus full-screen 4x3 versions with letterboxed performance segments.
Disc 4: That's Entertainment: Treasures from the Vault disc includes footage from MGM's 25th Anniversary in 1949; "That's Entertainment: 50 Years of MGM" (1974 TV special); "That's Entertainment! III Behind the Screen" (1994 making-of documentary about the behind the camera talent); "The Lion Roars Again" (1975 MGM short); footage from the original premiere of That's Entertainment! in Beverly Hills; excerpts from the 1976 Mike Douglas Show that featured two days of premiere coverage of That's Entertainment, Part 2; "The Masters of The Musical," a new half hour documentary with Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Angela Lansbury and others; "Just One More Time" (1974 featurette); and an "MGM Outtake Jukebox" boasting an array of deleted musical numbers from the cutting-room floor.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Actor,Narrator,Host
Fred Astaire Narrator,Actor,Co-narrator
Bing Crosby Narrator,Actor
June Allyson Host
Cyd Charisse Host
Frank Sinatra Narrator
Lena Horne Host
Spencer Tracy Actor
Donald O'Connor Narrator
Howard Keel Host
Katharine Hepburn Actor
Elizabeth Taylor Narrator
John Barrymore Actor
Debbie Reynolds Host,Narrator
Liza Minnelli Narrator
James Stewart Narrator
Mickey Rooney Narrator

Technical Credits
Bud Friedgen Director
Jack Haley Director,Producer
Gene Kelly Director
Michael J. Sheridan Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- That's Entertainment [WS]
1. Overture [3:14]
2. Singin' in the Rain [4:32]
3. The Broadway Melody [3:57]
4. Indian Love Call [3:47]
5. Begin the Beguine [4:16]
6. The Melody of Spring [4:32]
7. Thou Swell [2:59]
8. Abba Dabba Honeymoon [5:57]
9. Transition to Sound [4:19]
10. Reckless [4:46]
11. Dear Mr. Gable [2:57]
12. Mickey and Judy by Any Name [3:49]
13. Babes in Arms [4:22]
14. The Babbitt and the Bromide [4:35]
15. Heigh Ho [3:52]
16. You're All the World to Me [3:52]
17. Esther Williams [6:39]
18. I Wanna Be Loved by You [:24]
19. I Gotta Hear That Beat [3:30]
20. Cotton Blossom [5:52]
21. By Myself [5:09]
22. New York, New York [3:59]
23. Singin' in the Rain [2:32]
24. La Cucaracha [5:55]
25. You're Off to See the Wizard [4:05]
26. The Trolley Song [2:50]
27. Going Hollywood [4:33]
28. Hallelujah! [5:47]
29. Gigi [4:13]
30. An American in Paris Ballet [2:51]
31. End Credits [5:34]
32. Exit Music [2:26]
Side #2 -- That's Entertainment [FS]
1. Overture [3:14]
2. Singin' in the Rain [4:32]
3. The Broadway Melody [3:57]
4. Indian Love Call [3:46]
5. Begin the Beguine [4:16]
6. The Melody of Spring [4:32]
7. Thou Swell [2:58]
8. Abba Dabba Honeymoon [5:57]
9. Transition to Sound [4:19]
10. Reckless [4:46]
11. Dear Mr. Gable [2:56]
12. Mickey and Judy by Any Name [3:50]
13. Babes in Arms [4:22]
14. The Babbitt and the Bromide [4:35]
15. Heigh Ho [3:52]
16. You're All the World to Me [3:52]
17. Esther Williams [6:39]
18. I Wanna Be Loved by You [:25]
19. I Gotta Hear That Beat [3:30]
20. Cotton Blossom [5:53]
21. By Myself [5:09]
22. New York, New York [3:59]
23. Singin' in the Rain [2:32]
24. La Cucaracha [5:54]
25. You're Off to See the Wizard [4:05]
26. The Trolley Song [2:50]
27. Going Hollywood [4:33]
28. Hallelujah! [5:47]
29. Gigi [4:13]
30. An American in Paris Ballet [2:51]
31. End Credits [5:34]
32. Exit Music [2:26]
Side #3 -- That's Entertainment, Part 2 [WS]
1. Overture [2:56]
2. Credits [3:15]
3. That's Entertainment [3:53]
4. For Me and My Gal [3:55]
5. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [3:44]
6. A Night at the Opera [3:36]
7. From This Moment On [2:37]
8. All of You [2:24]
9. The Lady Is a Tramp [3:06]
10. Easter Parade [2:09]
11. Temptation [4:17]
12. Swingin' the Jinx Away [4:30]
13. Inka Dinka Doo [2:50]
14. Laurel and Hardy [3:06]
15. The Wedding of the Painted Doll [3:51]
16. Manhattan [3:20]
17. Good Morning [4:21]
18. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [7:04]
19. The Tender Trap [4:14]
20. You're Sensational [3:26]
21. Immortal Stars and Lines [5:37]
22. Paris: Maxim's [4:22]
23. I'll Build a Staircase to Paradise [5:05]
24. Sinbad the Sailor [3:13]
25. Now You Has Jazz [4:42]
26. Take Me to Broadway [5:21]
27. There's No Business Like Show Business [2:57]
28. Tracy and Hepburn [7:33]
29. I Like Myself [4:17]
30. Bouncin' the Blues [6:17]
31. That's Entertainment [2:51]
32. End Credits [3:48]
Side #4 -- That's Entertainment, Part 2 [FS]
1. Overture [2:56]
2. Credits [3:15]
3. That's Entertainment [3:53]
4. For Me and My Gal [3:55]
5. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [3:44]
6. A Night at the Opera [3:36]
7. From This Moment On [2:37]
8. All of You [2:24]
9. The Lady Is a Tramp [3:06]
10. Easter Parade [2:09]
11. Temptation [4:16]
12. Swingin' the Jinx Away [4:30]
13. Inka Dinka Doo [2:50]
14. Laurel and Hardy [3:06]
15. The Wedding of the Painted Doll [3:51]
16. Manhattan [3:20]
17. Good Morning [4:21]
18. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [7:04]
19. The Tender Trap [4:14]
20. You're Sensational [3:26]
21. Immortal Stars and Lines [5:37]
22. Paris: Maxim's [4:22]
23. I'll Build a Staircase to Paradise [5:05]
24. Sinbad the Sailor [3:13]
25. Now You Has Jazz [4:42]
26. Take Me to Broadway [5:20]
27. There's No Business Like Show Business [2:57]
28. Tracy and Hepburn [7:33]
29. I Like Myself [4:17]
30. Bouncin' the Blues [6:17]
31. That's Entertainment [2:51]
32. End Credits [3:49]
Side #5 -- That's Entertainment III [WS]
1. Overture [5:02]
2. Here's to the Girls [3:02]
3. Gene Kelly [2:38]
4. The Lock Step [2:38]
5. Ah Sweet Mystery of Life [2:14]
6. Follow in My Footsteps [2:01]
7. Fascinatin' Rhythm [2:52]
8. Good Morning [1:47]
9. Esther Williams [2:56]
10. Water Pageantry Montage [3:03]
11. June Allyson [4:20]
12. Waltz Serenade [2:38]
13. Pass That Peace Pipe [2:44]
14. On the Town [2:56]
15. Cyd Charisse [3:58]
16. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue [3:47]
17. Fit as a Fiddle [3:52]
18. Debbie Reynolds [4:17]
19. A Lady Loves [3:26]
20. Two-Faced Woman [2:24]
21. Jungle Rhumba [4:46]
22. Lena Horne [3:01]
23. Ain't It the Truth [4:47]
24. I'm an Indian Too [3:28]
25. Mickey Rooney [3:27]
26. You're Off to See the Wizard [3:30]
27. Minnie From Trinidad [3:08]
28. March of the Doagies [2:22]
29. Mr. Monotony [2:10]
30. Ann Miller [4:01]
31. Drum Crazy [2:59]
32. The Girl Hunt Ballet [3:07]
33. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [1:42]
34. Anything You Can Do [2:02]
35. Howard Keel [4:48]
36. Jailhouse Rock [2:48]
37. That's Entertainment! [2:34]
38. End Credits [2:43]
Side #6 -- That's Entertainment III [FS]
1. Overture [5:02]
2. Here's to the Girls [3:02]
3. Gene Kelly [2:38]
4. The Lock Step [2:38]
5. Ah Sweet Mystery of Life [2:14]
6. Follow in My Footsteps [2:01]
7. Fascinatin' Rhythm [2:52]
8. Good Morning [1:47]
9. Esther Williams [2:56]
10. Water Pageantry Montage [3:03]
11. June Allyson [4:20]
12. Waltz Serenade [2:37]
13. Pass That Peace Pipe [2:44]
14. On the Town [2:56]
15. Cyd Charisse [3:58]
16. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue [3:46]
17. Fit as a Fiddle [3:52]
18. Debbie Reynolds [4:17]
19. A Lady Loves [3:26]
20. Two-Faced Woman [2:24]
21. Jungle Rhumba [4:46]
22. Lena Horne [3:01]
23. Ain't It the Truth [4:47]
24. I'm an Indian Too [3:28]
25. Mickey Rooney [3:26]
26. You're Off to See the Wizard [3:30]
27. Minnie From Trinidad [3:08]
28. March of the Doagies [2:22]
29. Mr. Monotony [2:10]
30. Ann Miller [4:01]
31. Drum Crazy [2:59]
32. The Girl Hunt Ballet [3:07]
33. I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man [1:42]
34. Anything You Can Do [2:02]
35. Howard Keel [4:48]
36. Jailhouse Rock [2:48]
37. That's Entertainment! [2:34]
38. End Credits [2:43]
Side #7 -- That's Entertainment!: Treasures From the Vault, Side A
1. Movie Clip Prologue [6:07]
2. On the Red Carpet [5:07]
3. A Certain Style [5:07]
4. Nonmusical Stars [3:16]
5. Johnny Weissmuller [4:12]
6. 25th-Anniversary Luncheon [4:20]
7. Debbie Reynolds [3:14]
8. Gene Kelly [6:00]
9. Fred Astaire [4:59]
10. Donald O'Connor [4:13]
11. Liza Minnelli [6:03]
12. Stars on Stage [12:04]
13. End Credits [1:32]
1. Opening Night [1:46]
2. Putting It Together [4:52]
3. The Art of Musicals [3:50]
4. Louis B. Mayer [2:20]
5. Their Studio Years [4:30]
6. Deleted Numbers [3:17]
7. Dancing Movies [2:29]
8. In the Swim [2:27]
9. Star Development [1:49]
10. Little Bit of Everything [5:05]
11. Sydney Guilaroff [1:31]
12. The Hand Lena Was Dealt [2:06]
13. Judy's Special Relationships [4:36]
14. Classy Fred [3:45]
15. Twilight; Celebrating History [3:17]
16. A Matter of Talent [3:54]
17. End Credits [1:16]

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I would like to tell you about my dad, born in Mexico...His favorite had always been classical music..He taught the 6 of us kids, how to enjoy it, especially myself, the eldest one...Before he died, we bought the three videos of Thats Entertainment!!!..We could not have given him nor our mom, who passed a couple of yrs later the most wonderful, enjoyable tape that they enjoyed to the end..That also included the 6 of us..Thank you sooooo very much for giving my parents a magnificant entertainment to the end....Teresa
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