That's Entertainment, Part II

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Gene Kelly
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
133 min

The doubt while the jury is out

Or the thrill

when they're reading the will

Or the chase for the man with the face

That's entertainment

The dame who is known as the flame

Of the king of an underworld ring

He's an ape who won't let her escape

That's entertainment

It might be a fight

like you see on the screen

A swain getting slain

for the love of a queen

Some great Shakespearean scene

where a ghost and a prince meet

And everyone ends in mincemeat

The gag may be waving that flag

That began with a Mr. Cohan

Hip hooray the American way

The world is a stage

The stage is a world of entertainment

That's entertainment

Here we are!

All right.

That's entertainment

Look what I can do!

It's still me!

It's still me!

And now, as we carry right on

We call upon charming Leslie Caron

Anywhere you can watch Fred Astaire

That's entertainment

A scene played by Judy and Gene

It's a song that goes ringing along

Garbo's dance has a touch of romance

That's entertainment

"The show must go on"

is the show business cry

But there's always someone

who wants to know why

With Robert Taylor

I'll try to come up with an answer

It's Eleanor Powell the dancer


There is much more in store

The world is a stage

The stage is a world of entertainment

The bells are ringing

For me and my gal

For Me and My Gal was my first film...

and, boy, was I lucky.

I co-starred with Judy Garland.

That's what I call starting at the top.


To a wedding they're going

And for weeks they've been sewing

They've been sewing something old

and something new

Sew something that is blue

so they can make a trousseau for my gal

They're congregating

for me and my gal

Look here!

Why, that's the parson

waiting for me and my gal

And sometime

We're going to build a little home

For two

- Or three

- Or four

- Or five

- Or maybe more

Loveland for me and my gal

Fascinating rhythm, you got me on the go

Fascinating rhythm, I'm all a-quiver

Fred, I hear tap-dancing is popular again.

And here's a lady

who will keep it that way. ;

Eleanor Powell.

Each morning I'm waking up

Very happy just to find

that no work has been done

Once it didn't matter

But now you're doing wrong

When you start to patter

I'm so unhappy

Won't you take a day off?

A couple of weeks

Somewhere far away off

But make it snappy

Oh, how I long to be the man

that I used to be

Oh, fascinating rhythm

Won't you stop picking on me?

I've got a feeling you're fooling

I've got a notion it's make-believe

and you are laughing right up your sleeve

Mr. Kelly, would you tell me

a couple of things...

you never expected to see?

Well, Mr. Astaire, I never expected to see

Robert Taylor singing.

Moments of paradise

You're such a standout

but how you hand out that

I've got a feeling you're fooling

I've got a feeling it's all a frame

It's just a well-known old army game

No fooling

- No fooling

- No fooling

No fooling

When I'm

When I'm fooling with you

And I certainly never expected to see

Greta Garbo dancing.

Fred, I hear that since you've been a kid...

you always said

you wanted to be a dancing man.

No, Gene. That's not true.

I never said anything like that in my life.

I wanna be a dancing man

While I can

Gonna leave my footsteps

On the sands of time

If I never leave a dime

A dancing man

With footsteps on the sands

Of rhythm

And rhyme

A dancing man

With footsteps on the sands

Of rhythm

A song of love is a sad song

Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

One of my happiest discoveries

was Leslie Caron.

After An American in Paris,

she starred in Lili.

A song of love is a sad song

For I have loved, and it's so

Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo

Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo

Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili


Be a clown, be a clown

All the world loves a clown

I always wanted to play a clown...

and in The Pirate,

I finally got the chance...

with Judy, and a terrific Cole Porter song.

Dress in huge baggy pants

And you'll ride the road to romance

A butcher or a baker

ladies never embrace

A barber for a beau

would be a social disgrace

They all will come to call

if you can fall on your face

Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown!

Be a clown, be a clown

All the world loves a clown

Be the poor silly ass

And you'll always travel first class

The Brothers Marx hit our screens

With their zany routines

Groucho, brash and absurd

Harpo never uttered a word

Chico's quaint piano style

Had his audience in the aisle

They could have played French comedy,

trs, trs lgant

Or scenes in English drawing rooms

with riches to flaunt

But they knew they'd get far more laughs

with Margaret Dumont

Be a




- Wait a minute. This can't be my room.

- Yes, sir.

Suite number 58, sir.

Fifty-eight? That's an awful big number

for a birdcage this size.

Wouldn't it be simpler

if you just put the stateroom in the trunk?

Sing ho!

For the open highway

Sing ho!

For the open road

- Hello, boss. What are you doing here?

- Hello.

This makes it a perfect voyage.

- I'm sorry. I thought this was my trunk.

- It is your trunk.

I don't remember packing you boys.

Don't wake him up. He's got insomnia.

He's sleeping it off.

That's as grisly a looking object

as I've ever seen.

Get him up out of there.

- Yes?

- We've come to make up your room.

Come in, girls. Leave all hope behind.

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Leonard Gershe

Leonard Gershe (June 10, 1922 - March 9, 2002) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and lyricist. Born in New York City, Gershe made his Broadway debut as a lyricist for the 1950 revue Alive and Kicking. He wrote the book for Harold Rome's musical stage adaptation of Destry Rides Again in 1959, and in 1969 a play, Butterflies are Free. Later Gershe wrote another play, Snacks, intended for Tony Danza. He wrote the lyrics for the "Born in a Trunk" sequence from the Judy Garland/James Mason musical A Star Is Born. In the 1950s, Gershe wrote ten scripts for the Ann Sothern sitcom Private Secretary. He also wrote a number of episodes of The Lucy Show. His screen credits include Funny Face, 40 Carats, and Butterflies Are Free. According to World of Wonder Gershe had a long-term relationship with composer Roger Edens.Gershe died in Beverly Hills, California from complications from a stroke. more…

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