G | | Documentary, Family, Musical
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
One of only two films in which Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly danced together. The other was Ziegfeld Follies (1945).
Cyd Charisse. Lovely, Cyd Charisse. How she dances. This is from "Singin' in the Rain."
During the clip from Kiss Me Kate (1953), Gene Kelly identifies the choreographer as Hermes Pan. But the clip shown, "From This Moment On", was actually choreographed by Bob Fosse, one of the dancers.
The opening credits introduce not only hosts Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but mention all the other performers from the clips before the 'That's Entertainment, pt 2' title card; all are done in different styles: names drawn in the sand, scrolls, inside a book, tiles spelled out on satin, inside a file cabinet, typed on stationery, branding iron, the 'Rank Organisation' gong, etc.
On the Blu-ray edition, a short section of the Gene Kelly / Cyd Charisse dance from "Singin' In The Rain" incorrectly plays twice, causing the few seconds before it to be removed.