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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The greatest entertainment since "That's Entertainment!"
Did You Know?
Because the "Merry Widow Waltz" never comes to a musical conclusion in The Merry Widow (1934), the final thirty-two bars of the sequence as presented in That's Entertainment, Part 2 are actually borrowed from MGM's 1952 remake of The Merry Widow, while the visuals accompanying them remain from the 1934 version. See more
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.
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. See more
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)
Features The Pirate
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Hugh Martin
and Ralph Blane
Sung by Judy Garland
and Margaret O'Brian
from the movie Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more