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The Great Morgan (1946)

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The Great Morgan is an 1945 American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is considered one of the more unusual in the MGM canon in that it is a compilation film ... See full summary »

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Nat Perrin

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Nat Perrin (original story), Nat Perrin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Morgan ... Frank Morgan
Leon Ames ... K.F. Studio Exec
Carlos Ramírez ... Singer in 'Musical Masterpieces' (archive footage)
Lucille Norman ... Singer in 'Musical Masterpieces' (archive footage)
Eleanor Powell ... Film Character (archive footage)
Virginia O'Brien ... Film Character (archive footage)
The King Sisters The King Sisters ... The King Sisters (archive footage)
Jacqueline White ... Mother in 'Our Old Car' (archive footage)
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The Great Morgan is an 1945 American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is considered one of the more unusual in the MGM canon in that it is a compilation film built around a slight plot line, with a running time of less than 60 minutes.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the movie consisted of cutting room floor footage and sequences from other films. For example, Eleanor Powell's dance number is an outtake from her film Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937). See more »

Quotes

Frank Morgan: After all, a man's got to think of his future. Don't forget the years are piling up on me. I'm around 30... well, second time around.
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Connections

References Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Flight of the Bumble Bee
(uncredited)
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performed by the MGM Studio Orchestra
Sequence originally in MGM short subject Musical Masterpieces (1946).
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A Real Curio
4 June 2006 | by mrb1980See all my reviews

Beloved American character actor Frank Morgan plays himself in this offbeat film. Morgan, who thinks he's not getting the respect he deserves, convinces studio head K.F. (Leon Ames) to let him produce his own movie. The result is a curious and jumbled collection of short subjects, including several musical numbers, a sentimental look at "Our Old Car", and a segment about badminton. All shorts are strung together with shots of Morgan and Ames watching the movie in a screening room.

Morgan is his usual befuddled self, Ames is classy and dignified as usual, and some of the shorts are mildly entertaining. The musical numbers are very dated, and the badminton short just goes on and on and on. "Our Old Car" is pretty good for lovers of nostalgia. The final gag is quite funny, if you can wait that long. Good movie for die-hard Morgan fans, tough sledding for others.


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