G | | Documentary, Family, Musical
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
Retrospective put together to celebrate M-G-M's 50 year anniversary.
The year is 1929; the singer, Cliff Edwards, also known as Ukelele Ike. The film: "Hollywood Revue"; it is the first all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing movie ever made. In the years that followed, "Singin' in the Rain" would become a theme song ...
In the "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" sequence from The Great Ziegfeld, narrator Frank Sinatra says that Dennis Morgan is singing the song. In fact, Morgan's singing is dubbed by Allan Jones, not because Morgan's well-known tenor voice was unacceptable but because Jones had already pre-recorded the mammoth sequence. At the time, the still unknown Morgan was billed by his real name, Stanley Morner.
Producer Jack Haley Jr.'s credit appears over a still image of his father, Jack Haley, as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz.
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