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Twenty Years After (1944)

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This short celebrates the 20th anniversary of MGM. Segments are shown from several early hits, then from a number of 1944 releases.


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Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... (archive footage)
Renée Adorée ... (archive footage)
June Allyson ... (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Lionel Barrymore ... (archive footage)
Wallace Beery ... (archive footage)
Turhan Bey ... (archive footage)
Lucille Bremer ... (archive footage)
Francis X. Bushman ... (archive footage)
Calvin Coolidge ... (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... (archive footage)
James Craig ... (archive footage)
Laraine Day ... (archive footage)
Gloria DeHaven ... (archive footage)
Robert Donat ... (archive footage)


Lula and Tony are celebrating their twenty year anniversary... of working at MGM, ever since it opened. They then hand off the duties of telling MGM's story then and now to an off screen narrator. The 1924 story includes the making of MGM's first motion picture, The Big Parade (1925), one of the great pictures of all time, and the rise of who would become some of MGM's most renowned stars. The narrator then talks about world events in 1924 that formed part of the American consciousness of the time. The story then shifts to 1944, when MGM is considered the most important single entity in the motion picture business, with approximately 5,000 people working on the Hollywood studio property every day. Many current productions are featured, with a focus on what is named the official twentieth anniversary film, The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), which, like many other MGM productions, is taken from the pages of a world class novel. The current MGM stable of star players is then presented ... Written by Huggo

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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References Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »


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Performed by studio orchestra during "galaxy of stars" finale
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China Anniversary
26 January 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer offers us a one-reeler celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding -- its consolidation, actually, since it combined the three mid-sized studios in its name. After seeing a couple of minor employees who, we are to believe, came to work at MGM that year, we are told some of the exciting things going on in 1924 --foremost of them Calvin Coolidge as President -- a brief look at a couple of hits of 1925, and then a look at the current studio.

It's not too shoddy a reason to boast a bit and MGM takes it, along with a list of their current and hopeful stars. One of the studio's slogans was "More Stars Than There Are in Heaven" and with profits at an all-time high -- the profits from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS alone was enough to keep the whole place open for a year, everyone was feeling good about the future.

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