The complete set of That’s Entertainment will be coming from Warner Home Video as a complete set this fall.
That’s Entertainment! showcases 125 stars from nearly 100 films including superstars Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, Peter Lawford, Donald O’Connor, James Stewart and many more. Part 2 continues the dazzling tradition of That’s Entertainment! taking up where the other one left off, presenting fabulous sequences from movie musicals and highlighting such non-singing stars as Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and the Marx Brothers. That’s Entertainment! III features astonishing classic musical moments, great comedy and romantic teams and unearths rare footage with marvelous big-star scenes originally unseen because they were cut from their films. Gene Kelly opens and closes the picture as nine starry hosts including June Allyson, Cyd Charrise, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Esther Williams present this must-see assemblage of Golden Era treasures.
A fourth disc includes rare footage from MGM’s 25th Anniversary in 1949, the featurettes “That’s Entertainment: 50 Years of MGM” “That’s Entertainment! III Behind the Screen” “The Lion Roars Again”, footage from the original premiere of That’s Entertainment! in Beverly Hills with Army Archerd as master of ceremonies and the cast of stars on stage, excerpts from “The Mike Douglas Show” TV special in 1976 that featured two days of premiere coverage of That’s Entertainment, Part 2, the documentaries “The Masters of The Musical” and “Just One More Time” and rarely-seen deleted musical numbers from the cutting-room floor featuring such stars as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Esther Williams, Lena Horne, Jane Powell, Mel Torme and many other legendary MGM stars.
Now as MGM may be facing its final days, we can look back at the studio that created close to 100 years of magic on October 12th with a suggested retail price of $49.92.