Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
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The greatest entertainment since "That's Entertainment!"
17 May 1976 (USA)
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Also Known As:
That's Entertainment, Part 2
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Gross USA: $4,979,380
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $4,979,380
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Based on the film's art direction, it is relatively easy to detect which songs were dropped from the final release print. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" from Ziegfeld Girl (1941) was clearly intended to be part of the opening sequence, as it is the only one of the rotating photo stills in Astaire and Kelly's dance routine that never materializes on the screen. Two other numbers went so far as to be listed in the films's souvenir program before being cut from the general release print. "Lonesome Polecat" from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954) was situated between "All of You" and "The Lady is a Tramp" in the Great Songwriters sequence. Oscar Levant's rendition of "Concerto in F" from An American in Paris (1951) was slated to appear between "Triplets" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"; in fact, the deletion of Levant's solo was executed so hurriedly that one can still hear his final cry of "Bravo!" sound-mixed with the first notes of Judy Garland's song. See more
Cyd Charisse. Lovely, Cyd Charisse. How she dances. This is from "Silk Stockings".
The opening credits introduce not only hosts Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but mention all the other performers from the clips before the 'That's Entertainment, pt 2' title card; all are done in different styles: names drawn in the sand, scrolls, inside a book, tiles spelled out on satin, inside a file cabinet, typed on stationery, branding iron, the 'Rank Organisation' gong, etc. See more
Swedish cinema version ran only 122 min (i.e., 11 min shorter) than the original cut. Following musical numbers were removed:
- The Intro music was deleted
- LADY BE GOOD ( "Lady be good" with Ann Sothern and Robert Young)
- SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS ("Lonesome Polecats")
- BROADWAY SERENADE ("Broadway Serenade" with Lew Ayres, Al Shean; "For Every Lonely Hearts": Jeanette MacDonald)
- WORDS AND MUSIC ("Manhattan": Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, Marshall Thompson)
- THREE LITTLE WORDS ("Three little words": Fred Astaire, Red Skelton)
- THE GREAT WALTZ ("Tales from the Vienna Woods": Fernand Gravet, Miliza Korjus)
- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ("Concerto in F": Oscar Levant)
I'm Going to Maxim's
Music by Franz Lehár
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Maurice Chevalier
from the movie The Merry Widow (1934) See more