That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

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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.

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Director:

Gene Kelly

Writer:

Leonard Gershe (narration written by)

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13 March 2003 | akjp23
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As a little girl my grandmother would let me watch all the movies seen in part in That's Entertainment Part II. It is an amazing compilation if you will of all the great numbers of the 50s+. The comments are quite cute as well. I do not just like this movie because of it's nostalgia, but I love it because after awhile you memorize great voices!

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Trivia

It was Fred Astaire's idea that he and Gene Kelly perform together in a new dance number in the film. Astaire was afraid that if he and Kelly just stood around and talked to each other, the audience would think they were too old to dance any more. At the time, Astaire was in his late 70s and Kelly was in his mid 60s.


Quotes

Sammy Cahn: Writing a song can be agony or ecstasy. It can take half an hour or half a year. But, when anyone writes a song in a movie, there never seems to be any problem. Inspiration turns on faster than a light bulb.


Goofs

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.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

Swedish cinema version ran only 122 min (i.e., 11 min shorter) than the original cut. Following musical numbers were removed:

  • The Intro music was deleted
  • LADY BE GOOD ( "Lady be good" with Ann Sothern and Robert Young)
  • SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS ("Lonesome Polecats")
  • BROADWAY SERENADE ("Broadway Serenade" with Lew Ayres, Al Shean; "For Every Lonely Hearts": Jeanette MacDonald)
  • WORDS AND MUSIC ("Manhattan": Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, Marshall Thompson)
  • THREE LITTLE WORDS ("Three little words": Fred Astaire, Red Skelton)
  • THE GREAT WALTZ ("Tales from the Vienna Woods": Fernand Gravet, Miliza Korjus)
  • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ("Concerto in F": Oscar Levant)


Soundtracks

Inka, Dinka Doo
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by
Jimmy Durante
Lyrics by Ben Ryan
Performed by Jimmy Durante
from the movie Hollywood Party (1934)

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Genres

Documentary | Family | Musical

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