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The Great Morgan (1946)

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The Great Morgan is an 1945 American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is considered one of the more unusual in the MGM canon in that it is a compilation film ... See full summary »

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Nat Perrin

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Nat Perrin (original story), Nat Perrin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Morgan ... Frank Morgan
Leon Ames ... K.F. Studio Exec
Carlos Ramírez ... Singer in 'Musical Masterpieces' (archive footage)
Lucille Norman ... Singer in 'Musical Masterpieces' (archive footage)
Eleanor Powell ... Film Character (archive footage)
Virginia O'Brien ... Film Character (archive footage)
The King Sisters ... The King Sisters (archive footage)
Jacqueline White ... Mother in 'Our Old Car' (archive footage)
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The Great Morgan is an 1945 American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is considered one of the more unusual in the MGM canon in that it is a compilation film built around a slight plot line, with a running time of less than 60 minutes.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the movie consisted of cutting room floor footage and sequences from other films. For example, Eleanor Powell's dance number is an outtake from her film Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937). See more »

Quotes

Frank Morgan: After all, a man's got to think of his future. Don't forget the years are piling up on me. I'm around 30... well, second time around.
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Connections

References The Harvey Girls (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Vienna Woods
(uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Lucille Norman and Carlos Ramírez
Sequence originally in MGM short subject Musical Masterpieces (1946).
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Don't bother
8 April 2011 | by vincentlynch-moonoiSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of character actor Frank Morgan (the wizard in "The Wizard Of Oz"), and, as a fan of old films, I think the work that is being done with film preservation is much needed. So, when I read that this hour-long film which had been thought lost had been found, I was quite interested.

Yawn. There's nothing here to hold your attention for an hour. There's a silly plot line with frustrated actor Morgan becoming a bumbling producer. In actuality, that thin plot attempts to hold together a number of MGM shorts...but it's not short enough. These shorts are of minimal interest (or is it just that it's dated?).

This film was a great disappointment, and I can only assume that Frank Morgan was forced to do this film.


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