“That's Entertainment” from The Band Wagon 1953

“That's Entertainment” from The Band Wagon 1953

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  • One of the greatest of the great MGM musicals. It's one of those films you think of when you think "They don't make them like that any more." Thank God we're now able to see them whenever we like on DVD. Of the 1200 or so films in my collection, I'd say around 75% of them are pre 1970.

  • Mitchell Nussbaum says:

    "The Band Wagon," from which this is a clip, is a wonderful musical. Kind of a companion piece to "Singing in the Rain," which I love, but a bit darker and deeper, so it doesn't get near the attention and affection it deserves.

  • Nasser Simon Kazeminy says:

    This song was clearly written by a 50's dude. Even in Jean Belmondo's subject header Nanette Fabray gets last billing. The dame in the skirt is the only reason why I came to see this puff piece.

  • José María Álvarez Martínez says:

    !Una maravilla!. Puro Broadway con ese excepcional cuarteto. !Para disfrutar!
    José María Álvarez Martínez

  • BabyFaceBren says:

    Funny, I reckon I've heard this song at least a few hundred times and I only just realised when Levant sings "a gay divorcee who is after her ex" he is referencing one of Astaire's biggest successes. How meta!

  • Augustus Caesar says:

    LIFE!!! every sec of every day, in every place & in every way. ENTERTAINMENT!!!! It's Just Entertainment….. Life's Greatest Revelation in Deed & in Fact. Why SO Serious? Forget the Stress ,Forget the rest, just get on stage & play your part as You, at best….. What more can 1 do? (∆men) (chop it up or dice it up, cut it up anway u like. But that's WORD'LIFE THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT:-) D?>™

  • Thank God for the great MGM musicals of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I highly recommend the MGM documentary "That's Entertainment" from 1974.

  • Paulina Ruiz says:

    Lyrics
    A clown with his pants falling down
    Or the dance that's a dream of romance
    Or the scene where the villain is mean.
    That's entertainment!
    The lights on the lady in tights
    Or he bride with the guy by her side
    Or the ball where she gives it her all.
    That's entertainment!
    The plot can be hot, simply teeming with sex
    A gay divorcee who is after her ex
    It could be Oedipus Rex
    Where a chap kills his father and causes lots of bother.
    The clerk who is thrown out of work
    By the boss who is thrown for a loss
    By the skirt who is doing him dirt
    The world is a stage; the stage is a world of 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 guy who was waving the flag
    That began with the mystical hand
    Hip hooray! The American way
    The world is a stage; the stage is a world of entertainment!

  • John Simmons says:

    Fred Astaire could fall head over heels down a staircase and it would still look amazingly graceful. A great clip!…

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