MGM Parade (1955–1956)
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A promotional film hosted by George Murphy promoting the studio's past and its current release of "It's Always Fair Weather."

Writer:

Ray Wander (adaptation)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
George Murphy ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyd Charisse ... Herself
Judy Garland ... Betty Clayton (archive footage)
Gene Kelly ... Himself - Actor
Frank Whitbeck Frank Whitbeck ... Himself - Narrator
Carey Wilson ... Narration
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Storyline

Host George Murphy compares archival air footage of MGM Studios during its first days in the silent era and currently. Props used by various studio stars are supplemented by interviews with production chief Dore Schary and musical star Cyd Charisse. Clips from Schary's film "Broadway Melody of 1940" with Murphy, Fred Astaure, and Judy Garland ("Dear Mr. Gable") are shown as well as number with Charisse from "It's Always Fair Weather." Leland Stanford's groundbreaking experiment with photographing the movement of a racehorse from an MGM Miniature is edited in also. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Documentary

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A 12 year old Judy Garland famously sings "Dear Mr. Gable", an ode to Clark Gable, while sitting at a desk, writing and gazing at drawn pictures of the actor, which she addresses mid-song as if it were him. See more »

Connections

References Battleground (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
[Additional lyrics ("Dear Mr. Gable") by Roger Edens. Sung by Judy Garland in clip from "Broadway Melody of 1938"]
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