Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
Col Needham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The greatest entertainment since "That's Entertainment!"
Did You Know?
Fred, I hear tap dancing is popular again.
The opening credits introduce not only hosts Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but mention all the other performers from the clips before the 'That's Entertainment, pt 2' title card; all are done in different styles: names drawn in the sand, scrolls, inside a book, tiles spelled out on satin, inside a file cabinet, typed on stationery, branding iron, the 'Rank Organisation' gong, etc. See more
Swedish cinema version ran only 122 min (i.e., 11 min shorter) than the original cut. Following musical numbers were removed:
- The Intro music was deleted
- LADY BE GOOD ( "Lady be good" with Ann Sothern and Robert Young)
- SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS ("Lonesome Polecats")
- BROADWAY SERENADE ("Broadway Serenade" with Lew Ayres, Al Shean; "For Every Lonely Hearts": Jeanette MacDonald)
- WORDS AND MUSIC ("Manhattan": Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, Marshall Thompson)
- THREE LITTLE WORDS ("Three little words": Fred Astaire, Red Skelton)
- THE GREAT WALTZ ("Tales from the Vienna Woods": Fernand Gravet, Miliza Korjus)
- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ("Concerto in F": Oscar Levant)
Features It Happened in Brooklyn
Be a Clown
Written by Cole Porter
Played during the opening musical montage and during the end credits
Performed by Gene Kelly
and Judy Garland
from the movie The Pirate (1948) See more