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      That's Entertainment! III

      G Released May 6, 1994 1h 53m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 83% Audience Score 250+ Ratings The second sequel in MGM's musical compilation series, released to commemorate MGM's 70th anniversary, acts as a retrospective, featuring rare and previously unreleased footage. The film also includes alternate performances of various well-known routines such Ava Gardner's original vocals from "Show Boat" before her voice was dubbed over by Annette Warren. Like its predecessors, the film includes a series of cameos from performers such as Howard Keel, Gene Kelly and Lena Home. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 21 Buy Now

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The result is a genuinely fascinating film, one that may tell more about MGM musicals, and aspects of American society, than a film devoted to still more highlights from musical numbers that did make their way into films. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: B Jan 1, 1800 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine In a 21st century context, it’s all inside baseball: ardent fans of the MGM musical factory will find much here to please them, albeit in bits and pieces. Less well-viewed audiences would do better to simply watch some MGM musicals. Rated: 6/10 May 16, 2022 Full Review Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot This is a highly entertaining visit to the grandeur that was. Rated: 4/4 Mar 2, 2022 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid This third installment takes a less reverent and a more behind-the-scenes approach. Oct 21, 2008 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis who doesn't like singing and dancing when it's done by the best people in the business? Rated: 8/10 Dec 28, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A fine finale to the documentary trilogy... On Blu-ray. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Proof that the MGM vaults contain so many treasures that even a third instalment can't exhaust them. Particularly fascinating here are the outtakes and less well known excerpts. A frail Gene Kelly is among the hosts: it's a more fitting swansong than Xanadu. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member not as good as first 2 volumes of this but watchable Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review johnathon w Superb entry in the franchise that focuses on the cut footage & re-shot scenes that examine the MGM musical era in new ways. Some footage is a great 'what might have been', particularly the two numbers Judy Garland shot for "Annie Get Your Gun" before being recast after her mental breakdown. It also uses it to examine the darker side of Hollywood, particularly the great Lena Horne's segment, in which she discussed the racism she faced, whether having one number cut because it was considered 'indecent' to show a black girl singing in a tub or not being cast in "Show Boat" because the studio was afraid of depicting inter-racial romance (ironic, considering that is one of the main stories of the film). Also, it demonstrates the brilliance of many involved. One segment, in which Fred Astaire had "I Want to be a Dancing Man" re-shot with a different costume & setting, puts both versions side by side to show how perfectly in-sync his dancing is. Overall, the true sequel to "That's Entertainment", that gives a deeper examination of the MGM musical era while still celebrating it's greatness. Simply put, the stuff they left on the cutting room floor is better than what most other studios put out. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This film focuses on sequences that had been cut from MGM musicals, but outtakes aren't entertainment. That's presumably the reason they were taken out in the first place. A few of the actors come off as vain as they talk about their own accomplishments. I preferred it when they talked about the accomplishments of their peers as in the first two movies. For these reasons I found the film boring and annoying. Not that it didn't have some fun clips, but the first film in this series is the only one worth watching. (First and only viewing - 12/17/2014) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Presented in a similar way to the original 'That's Entertainment' rather than its sequel. It's a little bland for it but as a clip show it works once again, although the clips themselves are pretty much what were left out of the first two! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The second sequel in MGM's musical compilation series, released to commemorate MGM's 70th anniversary, acts as a retrospective, featuring rare and previously unreleased footage. The film also includes alternate performances of various well-known routines such Ava Gardner's original vocals from "Show Boat" before her voice was dubbed over by Annette Warren. Like its predecessors, the film includes a series of cameos from performers such as Howard Keel, Gene Kelly and Lena Home.
      Director
      Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan
      Screenwriter
      Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Turner Entertainment
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 6, 1994, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $150.8K
      Runtime
      1h 53m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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