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That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Herself - Co-Hostess / Narrator
Cyd Charisse ... Herself - Co-Hostess / Narrator
Lena Horne ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Howard Keel ... Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Gene Kelly ... Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Ann Miller ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Mickey Rooney ... Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Esther Williams ... Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
Granville Van Dusen ... Beginning Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952), are examined. Written by Kelly

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Era Uma Vez Em Hollywood, Parte III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,220, 8 May 1994

Gross USA:

$280,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$280,163
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DTS | Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The idea for a third edition was pitched by MGM/UA Home Video head George Feltenstein to then MGM/UA president Alan Ladd Jr. Feltenstein had typed up a list of musical numbers for a potential third movie back in 1976 after returning home from That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). Ladd approved the pitch, but because Feltenstein was a studio exec, he didn't get a screen credit for his contribution. See more »

Quotes

Gene Kelly: In 1934, the studio lifted the public out of the Depression and into - a make-believe "Hollywood Party".
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Crazy Credits

Production stills from MGM musicals are shown under the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Home video and DVD release contains several additional musical excerpts. See more »

Connections

Features Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) See more »

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A Lady Loves
(1953) (uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Debbie Reynolds and male chorus
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Enjoyable Mix of Classic Moments And Rarely Seen Footage
24 April 2005 | by gftbiloxiSee all my reviews

Opening with a Gene Kelly-introduced segment concerning early efforts to develop musical stars and material, this third installment of the THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT series quickly segues into celebrity-introduced film clips from MGM musicals--clips that range from familiar favorites to out-takes, rarities, and numbers that were cut from films before their release. The narrators are well scripted, well filmed, and often interject insightful personal notes by introducing clips from their own movies.

Such is particularly the case with the legendary Lena Horne, who presents a casually-spoken but quite powerful narrative about the racism that limited her career. But the real power of THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III is in it's "never-before-seen" footage--footage that includes memorable performances by Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Lena Horne among others. The film also offers the chance to see some truly rare bits of film, including Vaudeville acts hoping for film stardom, scenes from the early Technicolor and never-completed film MARCH OF TIME, and pre-code bathing-beauties. THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III doesn't have quite the same dash and splash or variety as the original THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT, but it moves at a smart pace, and fans of movie musicals will find a great deal to enjoy. Recommended.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer


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