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MGM: When the Lion Roars 

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The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Patrick Stewart ...  Himself - Host 4 episodes, 1992
Samuel Marx Samuel Marx ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1992
June Allyson ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Lew Ayres ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Freddie Bartholomew ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Jackie Cooper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
George Gibson George Gibson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Helen Hayes ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Van Johnson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Roddy McDowall ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Ricardo Montalban ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Maureen O'Sullivan ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Dorothy Raye ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
Mickey Rooney ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
Dorothy Tuttle Dorothy Tuttle ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992
William Tuttle ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992
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This series surveys the history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios from its creation and rise in the 1920's, its pinnacle in the 30's and 40's to it's decline in the 1950's. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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USA

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English

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22 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amikor az oroszlán elbődül See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The three-part documentary originally contained a lot of footage of Fred Astaire when it was broadcast on PBS and Turner Classic Movies. The newly released DVD has re-edited the segments in Part 3 and deleted almost all of the Astaire footage, including clips of him dancing with Gene Kelly and Lucille Bremer--both from Ziegfeld Follies (1945) and solo in Royal Wedding (1951), as Debbie Reynolds shares a story about meeting him and being invited to watch him rehearse. See more »

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Following the last ending credit of "Part Three" is displayed the following dedication text: Dedicated to the memory of Samuel Marx and Freddie Bartholomew See more »

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Features The Kissing Bandit (1948) See more »

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Great Film Documentary!
9 May 2003 | by nickandrewSee all my reviews

This is a must for Hollywood film buffs (especially those who love films from the 1920s to the 1950s). It tells the story by narrator/host Patrick Stewart of the history of the famous MGM studios from its beginning in 1924 to its fall in the early 1980s. Includes interviews with many MGM stars such as Helen Hayes, Jackie Cooper, Joan Crawford, as well as directors Clarence Brown and King Vidor. Clips from nearly every MGM film are shown, some you will see are: THE WIZARD OF OZ, GRAND HOTEL, GREED, BEN-HUR, THE WOMEN, GIGI, GONE WITH THE WIND, A WOMAN'S FACE, NINOTCHKA, GRAND PRIX, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, etc. The documentary is very long, but worth seeing. Usually shown on PBS, but is available for purchasing. 4 stars here!


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