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Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A compilation of great moments from nearly a hundred MGM musicals. Numbers include Eleanor Powell in her classic challenge dance with Fred Astaire. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Fred Astaire
Participant:
Gene Kelly
Participant:
Elizabeth Taylor
Participant:
James Stewart
Participant:
Bing Crosby
Participant:
Judy Garland
Participant:
Debbie Reynolds
Participant:
Mickey Rooney
Participant:
Frank Sinatra
Participant:
Eleanor Powell
Participant:
Clark Gable
Director:
Jack Haley Jr

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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Musical comedy. Time is short if playboy CK Dexter-Haven is to reclaim his former wife before she remarries. Cynical reporter Mike Connor is covering the wedding.

Contributors

Uncle Willie:
Louis Calhern
Mike Connor:
Frank Sinatra
Producer:
Sol C Siegel
George Kittredge:
John Lund
Liz Imbrie:
Celeste Holm
Tracy Lord:
Grace Kelly
CK Dexter-Haven:
Bing Crosby

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Musical comedy starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. After accidentally setting fire to a circus, a pair of musicians flee the police by boarding a luxury liner bound for Rio. Show more

Contributors

'Scat' Sweeney:
Bing Crosby
'Hot Lips' Barton:
Bob Hope
Lucia Maria de Andrade:
Dorothy Lamour
Catherine Vail:
Gale Sondergaard
Harry/Trigger:
Frank Faylen

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Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy of errors about a bungling photographer (Bob Hope) who lands in trouble by accidentally taking incriminating photographs of a mobster. Show more

Contributors

Ronnie Jackson:
Bob Hope
Director:
Elliot Nugent
Carlotta Montay:
Dorothy Lamour
Dr. Lundau:
John Hoyt
Guest Star:
Bing Crosby
Guest Star / Sam McCloud:
Alan Ladd

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Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Spoof gangster film. The Robin Hood legend is updated to Prohibition-era Chicago, where a mobster becomes a hero when he usurps the underworld's new boss. With Frank Sinatra. Show more

Contributors

Allen Adale:
Bing Crosby
Guy Gisborne:
Peter Falk
Marian Stevens:
Barbara Rush
Deputy Sheriff:
Victor Buono
Producer:
Frank Sinatra

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