The Big Parade of Comedy
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The Big Parade of Comedy

90 min
Comedy | Documentary
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Robert Youngson
Country: USA
Release Date: 1965-07-09
Filming Locations: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Clark Gable
Eddie in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
Greta Garbo
Ninotchka in 'Ninotchka'
The Marx Brothers
Actors in 'Go West' (archive footage)
Jean Harlow
Ruby in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage)
Cary Grant
Actor in 'Suzy' (archive footage)
Spencer Tracy
Haggerty in 'Libeled Lady' (archive footage)
Katharine Hepburn
Tracy Lord in 'The Philadelphia Story'
W.C. Fields
Wilkins Micawber in 'David Copperfield'
Stan Laurel
Stan in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
Oliver Hardy
Oliver in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
William Powell
Nick Charles in 'The Thin Man'
Myrna Loy
Nora Charles in 'The Thin Man'
Lucille Ball
Julie Hampton in 'Meet the People' (archive footage)
Red Skelton
Aubrey Filmore in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage)
Robert Taylor
Raymond Dabney in 'Personal Property'
Joan Crawford
Bobby in 'Pretty Ladies' (archive footage)
Marie Dressler
Marie Truffle in 'Reducing' (archive footage)
Wallace Beery
Terry Brennan in 'Tugboat Annie' (archive footage)
Bud Abbott
Doc in 'Rio Rita' (archive footage)
Lou Costello
Wishy in 'Rio Rita' (archive footage)
Carole Lombard
Mary Magiz in 'The Gay Bride' (archive footage)
Jimmy Durante
Himself in 'Hollywood Party' Trailer (archive footage)
Buster Keaton
Buster in 'The Cameraman' (archive footage)
Ted Healy
Reporter in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
The Three Stooges
Actors in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
Lionel Barrymore
Oliver Jordan in 'Dinner at Eight'
Franchot Tone
Gifford in 'Bombshell' (archive footage)
Melvyn Douglas
Leon in 'Ninotchka' (archive footage)
Robert Benchley
Joseph Doakes in 'That Inferior Feeling' (archive footage)
Marion Davies
Tina in 'The Red Mill' (archive footage)
Lee Tracy
Space in 'Bombshell' (archive footage)
Polly Moran
Sarah in 'China Bound' (archive footage)
Gail Patrick
Isobel Grayson in 'Love Crazy' (archive footage)
Lewis Stone
Baron in 'Suzy' (archive footage)
Bert Lahr
Commander in 'Meet the People' (archive footage)
Nat Pendleton
William T. Magiz in 'The Gay Bride' (archive footage)
Chester Morris
Jimmie Burnham in 'The Gay Bride' (archive footage)
Lupe Velez
Herself in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
Freddie Bartholomew
David Copperfield in 'David Copperfield'
Zasu Pitts
Mirabelle in 'The Gay Bride' (archive footage)
Karl Dane
Sharkey Nye in 'China Bound' (archive footage)
George K. Arthur
Bellhop in 'Detectives' (archive footage)
Leo Carrillo
Joselito Estanza in 'Too Hot to Handle' (archive footage)
Asta in 'After the Thin Man'
Dave O'Brien
Actor in the Pete Smith Shorts (archive footage)
James Finlayson
Sergeant Major Finlayson in 'Bonnie Scotland' (archive footage) (as Jimmy Finlayson)
Les Tremayne
Narrator (voice)
Elizabeth Allan
Mrs. Copperfield in 'David Copperfield'
Robert Barrat
Baxter in 'Go West' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jack Baxley
Actor in 'A Night at the Movies' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Monta Bell
Himself, Director of 'Pretty Ladies' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore
Blacksmith in 'Bonnie Scotland' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tod Browning
Himself, Director of 'The Mystic' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dorothy Burgess
Gypsy in 'Hold Your Man' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Carle
Actor Outside Theater (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Carroll
Terry Turner in 'Go West' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nora Cecil
Actress in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Chaplin
Actor in Theater Lobby (archive footage) (uncredited)
E.E. Clive
Cosgrove Dabney in 'Personal Property'
Louise Closser Hale
Hattie Loomis in 'Dinner at Eight' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lew Cody
Tip Scanlon in 'The Sporting Venus' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Elisha Cook Jr.
Joe in 'Love Crazy' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeff Corey
Sergeant in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Josephine Crowell
Countess van Alstyne in 'The Sporting Venus' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank Dawson
Butler in 'Suzy' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marceline Day
Lois in 'Detectives' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing
Bill in 'Go West' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brian Donlevy
Kurt Devlynne in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Douglas Fairbanks
Actor Arriving at MGM (archive footage) (uncredited)
Larry Fine
One of The Three Stooges (archive footage) (uncredited)
Willie Fung
Willie in 'Too Hot to Handle' (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Gilbert
Actor Arriving at MGM (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ferdinand Gottschalk
Actor in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charley Grapewin
Mr. Bane in 'Libeled Lady' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Gribbon
Cop in 'The Cameraman' (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Haines
Actor in Theater Lobby (archive footage) (uncredited)
Winifred Harris
Actress in 'Ninotchka' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Phillips Holmes
Ernest DeGraff in 'Dinner at Eight'
Curly Howard
One of The Three Stooges (archive footage) (uncredited)
Moe Howard
One of The Three Stooges (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Ireland
Captain Calbern in 'A Southern Yankee'
Leatrice Joy
Actress in Theater Lobby (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walter Woolf King
Beecher in 'Go West' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Diana Lewis
Eve Wilson in 'Go West' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edmund Lowe
Doctor Wayne Talbot in 'Dinner at Eight'
Chico Marx
One of The Marx Brothers (archive footage) (uncredited)
Groucho Marx
One of The Marx Brothers (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harpo Marx
One of The Marx Brothers (archive footage) (uncredited)
Grant Mitchell
Ed Loomis in 'Dinner at Eight' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Owen Moore
Dennis in 'The Red Mill' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karen Morley
Mrs. Lucy Talbot in 'Dinner at Eight'
Jack Norton
Actor in 'The Girl from Missouri' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Anita Page
Vivian Truffle in 'Reducing' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barnett Parker
Arthur Trevelyan in 'Personal Property'
Herbert Prior
Actor on Train in 'Reducing' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jed Prouty
Actor Outside Theater (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts
Butler in 'After the Thin Man' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bert Roach
Foster in 'The Thin Man' (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Tobias
Actor in 'Ninotchka' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Billy Wayne
Fireman in 'Go West' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Huey White
Actor in 'The Thin Man' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Peter Whitney
Jake in 'Rio Rita' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Williams
Actor in 'The Thin Man' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson
Actor in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tammany Young
Shif'less in 'Tugboat Annie' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Did you know?
Made it's New York television debut on Sunday, 10 August 1969 on WNBC channel 4.
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