MGM Parade (1955–1956)
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Episode #1.19 

Host George Murphy first introduces the song and dance number "The Babbit and the Bromide" performed by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), that number which satirizes ... See full summary »

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David Greggory (adaptation)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
George Murphy ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Astaire ... Performer in 'Ziegfeld Follies' (archive footage)
Roman Bohnen ... Pete Wilkins in 'Ghost Treasure' (archive footage)
Henry Brandon ... Mariano Arguello in 'Ghost Treasure' (archive footage)
Dick Calkins Dick Calkins ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
Al Capp ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
Ham Fisher Ham Fisher ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
Glenn Ford ... Dave Stannard in 'Ransom!' (archive footage)
Harold Gray Harold Gray ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
Robert Keith ... Police Chief Jim Backett in 'Ransom!' (archive footage)
Gene Kelly ... Performer in 'Ziegfeld Follies' (archive footage)
Frank King Frank King ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
H.H. Knerr H.H. Knerr ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage)
John Nesbitt ... Himself - Narrator of 'People on Paper' (archive sound)
Leslie Nielsen ... Charlie Telford in 'Ransom!' (archive footage)
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Storyline

Host George Murphy first introduces the song and dance number "The Babbit and the Bromide" performed by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), that number which satirizes clichéd social niceties. Next, several serial cartoonists are shown at work in the short film People on Paper (1945). Murph then introduces another short film, Ghost Treasure (1941), which details the treacherous search for gold in the inhospitable Death Valley. And in the coming attractions segment, he introduces Ransom! (1956), the clip shown which highlights the pros and cons of paying ransom in a kidnapping situation. Written by Huggo

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1956 (USA) See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Features Ransom! (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

The Babbitt and the Bromide
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung and danced by Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly
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