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Thats Entertainment, Part II

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Director  Gene Kelly
Music director  Nelson Riddle
Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Family, Musical
Language  English
Thats Entertainment, Part II movie poster
Release date  May 16, 1976 (1976-05-16)
Writer  Leonard Gershe (narration written by)
Film series  Thats Entertainment! Film Series
Cast  Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable
Similar movies  Thats Entertainment - Part II and Thats Entertainment! are part of the same movie series

That's Entertainment, Part II is a 1976 motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a sequel to the 1974 documentary That's Entertainment!. Like the previous film, That's Entertainment, Part II was a retrospective of famous films released by MGM from the 1930s to the 1950s. (Some posters for the film use Part 2 rather than Part II in the title.)

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For this second documentary, archivists featured more obscure musical numbers from MGM's vaults, and also featured tributes to some of the studio's best known comedy teams such as the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy, romantic teams such as Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, and a montage of iconic stars such as Clark Gable, Mickey Rooney, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, James Stewart, Lana Turner, and Greta Garbo.

Thats Entertainment, Part II movie scenes

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire hosted the film and Kelly directed the introductory segments featuring him and Astaire, which included location footage of Kelly returning to Paris, the city featured in two of MGM's most famous productions, An American in Paris and Gigi. This was the last film Kelly directed.

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Several new musical numbers featured Astaire and Kelly, including a couple of routines in which they danced together for the first time since the 1946 film Ziegfeld Follies, and for only the second time in their careers. (It was the last time 76-year-old Astaire danced on film, though the veteran actor continued to make film and TV appearances into the 1980s; Kelly would go on to appear in the 1980 musical Xanadu.) According to film historian Robert Osborne, in specially-filmed introductions produced for Turner Classic Movies, it was Astaire who suggested to Kelly that the two take advantage of this potentially last-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform together, something Kelly actually wishes for out loud during his narration of the first That's Entertainment! film.

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The opening title sequence was designed by Saul Bass, and pays homage to the range and style of title sequences produced between the 1930s and early 1950s.

That's Entertainment, Part II Thats Entertainment Part II 1976 Art of the Title

The sequel received more critical acclaim, but was not as successful at the box-office as the first film. Some 18 years later it was followed by That's Entertainment! III, with Kelly once again appearing.

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Musical numbers

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  • "That's Entertainment!" - Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, and Jack Buchanan from The Band Wagon seguing into Astaire and Gene Kelly
  • "For Me and My Gal" - Judy Garland and Gene Kelly from For Me and My Gal (1942)
  • "Fascinatin' Rhythm" - Eleanor Powell and Ensemble from Lady Be Good (1941)
  • "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" - Robert Taylor and June Knight from Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
  • "Chica Choca" - Greta Garbo from Two-Faced Woman (1941)
  • "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" - Fred Astaire from The Belle of New York (1952)
  • "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" - Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer from Lili (1953)
  • "Be a Clown" - Gene Kelly and Judy Garland from The Pirate (1948)
  • "From This Moment On" - Tommy Rall, Ann Miller, Bob Fosse, Bobby Van, Carol Haney, and Jeanne Coyne from Kiss Me, Kate (1953)
  • "All of You" - Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse from Silk Stockings (1957)
  • "The Lady Is a Tramp" - Lena Horne from Words and Music (1948)
  • "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - Kathryn Grayson, Marge Champion, and Gower Champion from Lovely to Look At (1952)
  • "Easter Parade" - Judy Garland and Fred Astaire from Easter Parade (1948)
  • "Temptation" - Bing Crosby from Going Hollywood (1933)
  • "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" - Judy Garland from Listen, Darling (1938)
  • "Taking a Chance on Love" - Ethel Waters from Cabin in the Sky (1943)
  • "Swingin' the Jinx Away" - Eleanor Powell and Ensemble from Born to Dance (1936)
  • "Stout Hearted Men/Lover, Come Back to Me" - Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald from New Moon (1940)
  • "Inka Dinka Doo" - Jimmy Durante from Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
  • "I Got Rhythm" - Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and Ensemble from Girl Crazy (1943)
  • "The Wedding of the Painted Doll" - Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown, and Ensemble (introduced by Jack Benny) from The Songwriters Revue (1930) and The Broadway Melody (1929)
  • "Oh, Lady be Good!" - Ann Sothern and Robert Young from Lady Be Good (1941)
  • "Broadway Serenade (For Every Lonely Heart)" - Jeanette MacDonald and Ensemble from Broadway Serenade (1939)
  • "Manhattan" - Mickey Rooney from Words and Music (1948)
  • "Three Little Words" - Fred Astaire and Red Skelton from Three Little Words (1950)
  • "Tales from the Vienna Woods" - Fernand Gravey and Miliza Korjus from The Great Waltz (1938)
  • "Good Morning" - Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds from Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • "Triplets" - Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, and Jack Buchanan from The Band Wagon (1953)
  • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  • "Steppin' Out with My Baby" - Fred Astaire from Easter Parade (1948)
  • "Ten Cents a Dance" - Doris Day from Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
  • "I Got Rhythm" - Gene Kelly from An American in Paris (1951)
  • "(Love Is) The Tender Trap" - Frank Sinatra from The Tender Trap (1955)
  • "I'll Walk Alone" - Frank Sinatra at the Paramount Theater ca. 1944
  • "Ol' Man River" - Frank Sinatra from Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
  • "I Fall in Love Too Easily" - Frank Sinatra from Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • "I Believe" - Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante from It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
  • "You're Sensational" - Frank Sinatra from High Society (1956)
  • "I Begged Her" - Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly from Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • "Maxim's/Girls Girls Girls" - Maurice Chevalier from The Merry Widow (1934)
  • "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - Dinah Shore from Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
  • "Our Love Is Here to Stay" - Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron from An American in Paris (1951)
  • "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" - Georges Gu├ętary from An American in Paris (1951)
  • "Can-Can" - Gwen Verdon and Ensemble from The Merry Widow (1952)
  • "The Merry Widow Waltz" - Ensemble from The Merry Widow (1934)
  • "Sinbad the Sailor" - Gene Kelly from Invitation to the Dance (1956)
  • "Now You Has Jazz" - Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong from High Society (1956)
  • "A Couple of Swells" - Judy Garland and Fred Astaire from Easter Parade (1948)
  • "Take Me to Broadway" - Bobby Van and Ensemble from Small Town Girl (1953)
  • "Broadway Melody Ballet" - Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, and Ensemble from Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • "There's No Business Like Show Business" - Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, and Keenan Wynn from Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  • "I Like Myself" - Gene Kelly from It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  • "I Remember It Well" - Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold from Gigi (1958)
  • "Bouncin' the Blues" - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers from The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  • "Cypress Gardens Water Spectacular" - Esther Williams from Easy to Love (1953)
  • Finale - Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly

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