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M-G-M Jubilee Overture (1954)

Approved | | Short, Music | 22 July 1954 (USA)
This 1954 short film celebrates Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 30th anniversary with Johnny Green conducting The M-G-M Symphony Orchestra performing a medley of tunes from some of the studio's best-known musicals.
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The MGM Symphony Orchestra The MGM Symphony Orchestra ... Themselves
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This short was released as part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 30th anniversary. The M-G-M Symphony Orchestra, led by Johnny Green, plays a medley of eleven well-known songs used in some of the studio's best-known musicals. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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English

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22 July 1954 (USA) See more »

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All cast, crew and song credits are given orally by narrator John Dehner rather than on screen. See more »

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Soundtracks

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Music by Frank Loesser
Performed by The MGM Symphony Orchestra Jazz Sextet
Song debuted in the film Neptune's Daughter (1949)
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Very Good Music
13 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

MGM Jubilee Overture (1954)

*** (out of 4)

Johnny Green leads the MGM Orchestra in this short, which was showing off the studios 30th Anniversary by playing some of the music from their most famous films. We get the title track from SINGIN' IN THE WIND plus the songs "I've Got You Under My Skin", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Over the Rainbow" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" among others. If you're a fan of any of these songs then you'll certainly want to check out this 9-minute short as the orchestra is very tight and Green does a great job bringing this old classics to life. The cinemascope doesn't hurt things either as we get a grand view of the band at work.


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