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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade of Hits for 1940 (1940)

| Short | 1940 (Egypt)
Promotional short for the 1940 opening of Cinema Metro in Cairo, Egypt. Lewis Stone proclaims this modern theatre will be a source of civic pride before introducing a dozen trailers of recent M-G-M films as samples of coming attractions.

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Promotional short for the 1940 opening of Cinema Metro in Cairo, Egypt. Lewis Stone proclaims this modern theatre will be a source of civic pride before introducing a dozen trailers of recent M-G-M films as samples of coming attractions.

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Title Card: And so the "Metro" studios in Hollywood send Congratulations and Best Wishes to the "Metro" theatre in Cairo.
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MGM Goes to Cairo
29 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade Hits for 1940 (1940)

*** (out of 4)

Lewis Stones hosts this introduction to a theater opening in Cairo, Egypt that will be playing MGM movies. After the brief introduction we are then shown trailers for some of the upcoming movies that will be playing. These trailers include: TARZAN FINDS A SON, IDIOT'S DELIGHT, THE WOMEN, BLOCKHEADS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, AT THE CIRCUS, OUT WEST WITH THE HARDYS and several others. This here is basically going to be viewed today as a trailer compilation and for the most part it's entertaining. The introduction really doesn't last too long so for the majority of the 23 minute running time you will be seeing the trailers. There's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but it's nice getting to see how the studio would introduce their movies to a new group of fans.


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