MGM Parade (1955–1956)
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Episode #1.15 

Host George Murphy introduces clips from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) (as Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), A Christmas Carol (1938), and Kismet (1955) ("Stranger in Paradise").


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Episode credited cast:
George Murphy ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Blyth ... Marsinah (archive footage)
Lionel Braham ... Ghost of Christmas Present (archive footage)
Leo G. Carroll ... Marley's Ghost (archive footage)
Lynne Carver ... Bess (archive footage)
D'Arcy Corrigan D'Arcy Corrigan ... Ghost of Christmas Future (archive footage)
Vic Damone ... The Caliph (archive footage)
Judy Garland ... Esther Smith (archive footage)
Terry Kilburn ... Tiny Tim Cratchit (archive footage)
Gene Lockhart ... Bob Cratchit (archive footage)
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Cratchit (archive footage)
Barry MacKay ... Fred (archive footage)
Margaret O'Brien ... Tootie Smith (archive footage)
Reginald Owen ... Ebenezer Scrooge (archive footage)
Ann Rutherford ... Ghost of Christmas Past (archive footage)


Host George Murphy is celebrating Christmas with three Christmas-themed segments, showcasing individual Christmas related scenes from general movies or entire Christmas movies themselves. The first is Judy Garland singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). The second is several scenes from MGM's adaptation of the Charles Dickens seasonal classic A Christmas Carol (1938). The third, building on the issue of faith and Christmas, is a scene from the new MGM release Kismet (1955) - which means faith - where Ann Blyth and Vic Damone profess their love while singing "Stranger in Paradise". Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

21 December 1955 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Murphy - Host: I have a hunch that Santa Claus himself took time out to watch that one on his TV set.
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Features Maytime (1937) See more »


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Music by Ralph Blane
Lyrics by Hugh Martin
Performed by Judy Garland
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Christmas Carols
8 December 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Now that you have all of your Christmas shopping done - or most of it - "MGM Parade" host George Murphy wants to keep your yuletide spirits high with some MGM film clips. First up is a slightly edited down Judy Garland singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944). Co-star Margaret O'Brien listens quietly. The bulk of the half-hour is devoted to a condensed version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (1938) starring Reginald Owen (as Ebenezer Scrooge), Gene Lockhart (as Bob Cratchit), Terry Kilburn (as Tiny Tim) and many others. Lastly, Ann Blyth and Vic Damone perform "Stranger in Paradise" in a clip from the current MGM attraction "Kismet" (1955). Both musical numbers were from color films, but "MGM Parade" telecast them in glorious black-and-white.

**** MGM Parade #15 (12/21/55) George Murphy ~ George Murphy, Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Judy Garland

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