MGM Parade (1955–1956)

Episode #1.11 

Features clips from the John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short "Strange Testament" (1941), the Pete Smith Specialty "Let's Talk Turkey" (1941), and an interview with Susan Hayward.


Ray Wander (adaptation)


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Episode credited cast:
George Murphy ... Himself - Host
Susan Hayward ... Herself - Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Ashley ... Julian Poydras (archive footage)
Frances Bavier ... Abner's Mother-In-Law (archive footage)
Robert Benchley ... Man Showing Home Movies (archive footage)
Tommy Bond ... Little Otto (archive footage)
Richard Conte ... Tony Bardeman (archive footage)
Max O. Cullen ... Himself - Turkey Carving Expert (archive footage)
Judy Garland ... Jo Hayden (archive footage)
George Guhl ... Abner's Father-in-Law (archive footage)
Gene Kelly ... Harry Palmer (archive footage)
Anthony Kemble-Cooper Anthony Kemble-Cooper ... William Shakespeare (archive footage)
Dorothy Morris ... Perdita (archive footage)
John Nesbitt ... Himself - Narrator (archive sound)
William Newell ... Abner J. Poodlebeam (archive footage)


Host George Murphy introduces the title number from For Me and My Gal (1942), which was Gene Kelly's first ever starring role in a motion picture. He then introduces the short film Strange Testament (1941) which tells the story of why $1,100 is bequeathed to every young bride in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Next, he introduces Let's Talk Turkey (1939), which demonstrates the right and wrong ways to carve a Thanksgiving turkey at the dinner table. And he receives a visit from Susan Hayward, who talks about her new motion picture I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), which tells the story of singer Lillian Roth whose career was threatened by her alcoholism. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

23 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Features Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) See more »


For Me and My Gal
Music by George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Edgar Leslie & E. Ray Goetz
Performed by Judy Garland & Gene Kelly
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