Originally pitched as a special for Turner Classic Movies. See more »
In 1943, I got to play a part, Georgia Brown, in "Cabin in the Sky" and this good song "Ain't it the Truth", was cut from the movie. Because, studio bosses thought it was too risque to show a black girl in a bubble bath.
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Production stills from MGM musicals are shown under the end credits. See more »
Home video and DVD release contains several additional musical excerpts. See more »
The movies highlighted in all 3 That's Entertainment! films makes you feel a bit sad. Sad that the world has lost so much innocence so quickly. The difference between the great MGM musicals and the effects-filled action films of today is incredible - and the last MGM musical was only made 49 years ago. And what a difference that 49 years has made! This instalment of the That's Entertainment! series is very interesting from an historical perspective. We see many deleted dance sequences, and a few behind-the-scenes views of great numbers. It was very nice to have Leena Horne featured so much as well, and her candid comments about Hollywood's attitude to her as a black performer was very moving. And its always pure joy to watch Fred Astaire doing what he does best - showing us all he was the greatest dancer who will ever live.
All-in-all, this film is a terrific addition to the That's Entertainment! series, and a film all movie buffs and movie historians must see. I don't think its as good as TE! 1, but its much better than TE! 2.
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