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The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Documentary | 9 July 1965 (Portugal)
A compilation of scenes from classic MGM comedies from the silent era up to 1948's "A Southern Yankee." Among the films showcased are "The Thin Man," "A Night at the Opera," "Dinner at ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clark Gable ... Eddie in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
Greta Garbo ... Ninotchka in 'Ninotchka' (archive footage)
The Marx Brothers ... Actors in 'Go West' (archive footage)
Jean Harlow ... Ruby in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
Cary Grant ... Actor in 'Suzy' (archive footage)
Spencer Tracy ... Haggerty in 'Libeled Lady' (archive footage)
Katharine Hepburn ... Tracy Lord (archive footage)
W.C. Fields ... Wilkins Micawber in 'David Copperfield' (archive footage)
Stan Laurel ... Stan in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
William Powell ... Nick Charles (archive footage)
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... Julie Hampton in 'Meet the People' (archive footage)
Red Skelton ... Aubrey Filmore in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage)
Robert Taylor ... Raymond Dabney in 'Personal Property' (archive footage)
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A compilation of scenes from classic MGM comedies from the silent era up to 1948's "A Southern Yankee." Among the films showcased are "The Thin Man," "A Night at the Opera," "Dinner at Eight" and "Bonnie Scotland." Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Laughs of a lifetime...with 50 fabulous stars! See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1965 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

MGM's Big Parade of Comedy See more »

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Mono
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Trivia

Made it's New York television debut on Sunday, 10 August 1969 on WNBC channel 4. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Unlike wise cracks and funny dialog, sight gags appeal to the eye, not the ear.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo has an "OUT TO LUNCH" sign in front of the circle hiding the lion's head as he roars. The sign then flips up to reveal an animated man trapped inside the lion. The man's hands and feet beat and kick the lion as the man yells "Ow! Ow! Get me outta here!" See more »

Connections

Features Libeled Lady (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
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Traditional
In the score during a scene of Go West (1940)
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Nice compilation of MGM comedy
23 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This is a film you can't go wrong with. MGM compiled a salute to the comedy that MGM brought to the big screen over a 40 year period. You'll see its biggest stars performing and they did boast they had more stars than there are in heaven.

Some were admittedly shoehorned in. Case in point Charlie Chaplin who had his own United Artists at the time. He makes a guest appearance in a Marion Davies film.

Or WC Fields who toiled for Paramount and Universal. He did one memorable Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield.

The comedians share equally with MGM stars of drama in some of their comedies. Case in point Clark Gable in Too Hot To Handle and Spencer Tracy in Libeled Lady. And of course William Powell and Myrna Loy.

You can't go wrong with The Big Parade Of Comedy.


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