Director Haley (yes, son of the original Tin Man!) compiles highlights from MGM musicals during the studio's golden age, and has them introduced by a who's who of classic Hollywood: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. You'll delight to song-and-dance clips from "The Wizard of Oz," "An American in Paris," "Singin' in the Rain," and countless other triumphs of tune-filled celluloid sensation. What's not to love?
What makes this dizzying whirl of spectacular montages so much fun is the mix of famous sequences with colorful lesser-known bits, like Clark Gable's rendition of "Puttin' on the Ritz," Jimmy Stewart's wobbly serenade in "Easy to Love," and Jean Harlow vamping up "Reckless." Narrated by a roster of screen legends, this magnificent homage to the big-budget musicals of yesteryear was a surprise box-office hit for MGM in 1974, and led to two sequels (also worthwhile). Pure movie magic from start to finish, "That's Entertainment!" will sweep you off your feet.