MGM - When the Lion Roars

MGM - When the Lion Roars

Director:  Cast: Patrick Stewart

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MGM - When the Lion Roars

This three part series chronicles the history of MGM from its very first film through its current days. Features a review of the great films produced including "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone With The Wind," the Andy Hardy films and many spectacular musicals.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2009
UPC: 0883929036325
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 6:06:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- MGM: When the Lion Roars
1. Dream Factory. [9:28]
2. Epic Empire. [11:39]
3. Romantic Pairings. [10:32]
4. Chaney, Gish, Davies, Keaton. [10:07]
5. Sound; Falls and Rises. [11:00]
6. Crawford, Gable, Barrymore. [10:02]
7. Remaking and Rewriting. [12:00]
8. On Location; Tarzan. [9:49]
9. Stars, Scandals, Knifings. [11:48]
10. Son-In-Law Also Rises. [12:41]
11. Farewell to a Genius. [10:21]
12. End Credits. [2:39]
1. The Gibbons Touch. [11:48]
2. Just a Tool; Louise Rainer. [8:57]
3. Child Stars. [14:59]
4. Series and Operettas. [10:05]
5. Class Actors. [13:12]
Disc #2 -- MGM: When the Lion Roars
6. Judy Goes to Oz. [3:46]
7. Gone With the Wind. [7:52]
8. Leaving Ladies. [4:42]
9. Lana and Lamarr. [13:01]
10. Hepburn/Tracy [4:48]
11. Propaganda Machine. [11:58]
12. Wartime Service. [10:34]
13. Storm Clouds. [7:59]
1. One Big Happy Family. [:00]
2. Musical Perfection. [:00]
3. Kelly, Sinatra, Williams. [:00]
4. Message Moviemaking. [:00]
5. End of the Line. [:00]
6. Civil War. [10:11]
7. Ambitious American. [6:09]
8. Singin' In the Rain. [6:31]
9. Widescreen; Wild Screen [4:54]
10. Downward Motion. [5:30]
11. Gigi and Ben-Hur. [10:09]
12. The 1960s. [6:15]
13. Kerkorian to Turner. [5:30]
14. Legacy. [6:53]
15. End Credits. [:00]

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MGM - When the Lion Roars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a rather L O N G thing to sit thru ....
lots of talking heads of old and faded stars
this may be usefull as a sort of tally of what you may have seen and what you may want to hit or miss ! as there are LOTS of film clips !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
vernjo More than 1 year ago
Very good for film buffs.....lots of information on one disk that was also very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MGM-When The Lion Roars is one of the most fascinating documentaries in the history of the cinema. Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg founded the studio and together built an empire of epic propotions. From the inception of the studio in 1924 to the late 1940's, MGM was considered the top studio in Hollywood. Sadly, after Mayers termination marked a gradual decline in the quality of the films that MGM produced. 1986 marked the end of MGM. This documentary has all the earmarks of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Thank goodness for film preservation that many of the MGM films can still be viewed today. It was said that MGM had more stars than in the heavens, and it is so true.