That's Entertainment! (1974)

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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

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  • Gene Kelly in That's Entertainment! (1974)
  • Gene Kelly in That's Entertainment! (1974)
  • Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in That's Entertainment! (1974)
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Gene Kelley attend the opening of "That's Entertainment"
  • Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in That's Entertainment! (1974)
  • Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in That's Entertainment! (1974)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Jack Haley Jr.

Writer:

Jack Haley Jr.

Awards

2 wins.

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27 August 2000 | Schlockmeister
MGM Musical Lovers Shangri-la
This is it! This is the Holy grail of musical documentaries, the very definition of the term "They don't make 'em like this anymore.." everyone is here and in the subsequent 2 sequels. Oh, to see this in a movie theatre! 20 foot tall Gene Kelly performing "Singing In The Rain"! Busby Berkeley as his extravanganzas were meant to be seen! Definately worth watching even of you see it on video! A time capsule, a treasure. (sigh... Hollywood...)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Arthur Freed is honored at the end of the film credits for his extensive contributions to establishing MGM as the home of the musical. One child star, Shirley Temple, wrote in her 1988 autobiography that when aged twelve she was interviewed by Freed with a view to transferring her career to MGM. During the interview he unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her. Being innocent of male anatomy, she responded by giggling, and he threw her out of his office.


Quotes

Frank Sinatra: 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 ...


Goofs

During his narrative section, Donald O'Connor says that Esther Williams was discovered while working as a model in a Los Angeles department store, when in fact Williams was a salesgirl at I. Magnin.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

The 2004 DVD release presents the film in both an enhanced widescreen transfer (which replicates the film's original theatrical presentation, with the sides of the screen"masked" for the 1.37:1 material, as presented in the original theatrical release) and a standard 4:3 version that properly letterboxes CinemaScope sequences. In the widescreen version the image often expands (as it did during the film's initial theatrical engagements) so that especially splashy musical numbers not originally shot in CinemaScope can fill the entire screen. DVD release also includes both overture and exit music.


Soundtracks

The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart
(1947) (uncredited)
Music by
Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra
From It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

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Genres

Documentary | Family | Musical

Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,890,200 (USA)

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