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Complete credited cast:
Dore Schary ... Himself
Lionel Barrymore ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Anderson ... (archive footage)
Richard Anderson ... (archive footage)
Pier Angeli ... (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Buddy Baer ... (archive footage)
Ethel Barrymore ... (archive footage)
Joan Bennett ... (archive footage)
Ann Blyth ... (archive footage)
Keefe Brasselle ... (archive footage)
David Brian ... (archive footage)
Joe E. Brown ... (archive footage)
Louis Calhern ... (archive footage)
Macdonald Carey ... (archive footage)


After some preliminary remarks, Lionel Barrymore introduces Dore Schary, MGM's vice president in charge of production. Mr. Schary serves as commentator as scenes for several films scheduled to be released in 1951 are presented. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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The Inside Story of Hollywood! See more »









Release Date:

12 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia de la Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Features Inside Straight (1951) See more »


Ol' Man River
from "Show Boat"
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by William Warfield
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Coming Soon from MGM
6 December 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

As the 1950s came around, MGM was in some major financial trouble after several movies didn't catch on at the box office so they produced this 50 minute documentary hosted by Lionel Barrymore. The point of this documentary was to highlight several of the MGM films that were going to be released in the year in hopes that theater owners would be excited and not lose faith in them.

So what you basically have is a trailer compilation so if you enjoy such things then you'll probably have fun watching this. Countless trailers are shown including VENGEANCE VALLEY, ROYAL WEDDING, THE RED BRIDGE OF COURAGE, SOLDIERS THREE, THE PAINTED HILLS, THE GREAT CARUSO, EXCUSE MY DUST, SHOW BOAT, AN American IN Paris and QUO VADIS among others. It should be noted that each film doesn't have the trailer played in full but overall this is just a way for the studio to show what was coming up. It's certainly nothing special and will mainly appeal to people who would want to see clips from these films.

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