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Some of the Best (1944)

49 min | Documentary

Released as part of the studio's 20th anniversary celebration, the film shows highlights of M-G-M's major productions from 1924 through 1943.
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1944 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Lewis Stone
Himself - Commentator Himself - Commentator   See fewer
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Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore - Stephen Ashe in 'A Free Soul' / Otto Kringelein in 'Grand Hotel' / Oliver Jordan in 'Dinner At Eight' / Captain Disko Troop in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage) Lionel Barrymore - Stephen Ashe in 'A Free Soul' / Otto Kringelein in 'Grand Hotel' / Oliver Jordan in 'Dinner At Eight' / Captain Disko Troop in 'Captains Courageous' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Renée Adorée
Melisande in The Big Parade (archive footage) (uncredited) Melisande in The Big Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Barrymore
The Baron in Grand Hotel / Larry Renault in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited) The Baron in Grand Hotel / Larry Renault in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Freddie Bartholomew
Harvey in Captains Courageous (archive footage) (uncredited) Harvey in Captains Courageous (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallace Beery
Butch in The Big House / Bill in Min and Bill / General Director Preysing in Grand Hotel / Terry Brennan in Tugboat Annie / Dan Packard in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited) Butch in The Big House / Bill in Min and Bill / General Director Preysing in Grand Hotel / Terry Brennan in Tugboat Annie / Dan Packard in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwina Booth
Nina Trent - The White Goddess in Trader Horn (archive footage) (uncredited) Nina Trent - The White Goddess in Trader Horn (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis X. Bushman
Messala in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (archive footage) (uncredited) Messala in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Carey
Aloysius 'Trader' Horn in Trader Horn (archive footage) (uncredited) Aloysius 'Trader' Horn in Trader Horn (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Carradine
Long Jack in Captains Courageous (archive footage) (uncredited) Long Jack in Captains Courageous (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lon Chaney
Sergeant O'Hara in Tell It to the Marines (archive footage) (uncredited) Sergeant O'Hara in Tell It to the Marines (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Colman
Charles Rainier in Random Harvest (archive footage) (uncredited) Charles Rainier in Random Harvest (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alec Craig
McCoy in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncredited) McCoy in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Crawford
Flaemmchen - The Stenographer in Grand Hotel (archive footage) (uncredited) Flaemmchen - The Stenographer in Grand Hotel (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Donat
Mr. Chips in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (archive footage) (uncredited) Mr. Chips in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Dressler
Min in Min and Bill / Annie Brennan in Tugboat Annie / Carlotta Vance in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited) Min in Min and Bill / Annie Brennan in Tugboat Annie / Carlotta Vance in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nelson Eddy
Warrington in Naughty Marietta (archive footage) (uncredited) Warrington in Naughty Marietta (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clark Gable
Blackie Norton in San Francisco / Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty / Big John McMasters in Boom Town (archive footage) (uncredited) Blackie Norton in San Francisco / Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty / Big John McMasters in Boom Town (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greta Garbo
Felicitas in Flesh and the Devil / Grusinskaya - The Dancer in Grand Hotel (archive footage) (uncredited) Felicitas in Flesh and the Devil / Grusinskaya - The Dancer in Grand Hotel (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greer Garson
Katherine / Mrs. Miniver / Paula (archive footage) (uncredited) Katherine / Mrs. Miniver / Paula (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Gilbert
James Apperson in The Big Parade / Prince Danilo Petrovich in The Merry Widow / Leo von Harden in Flesh and the Devil (archive footage) (uncredited) James Apperson in The Big Parade / Prince Danilo Petrovich in The Merry Widow / Leo von Harden in Flesh and the Devil (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cary Grant
C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story (archive footage) (uncredited) C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lars Hanson
Ulrich von Eltz in Flesh and the Devil (archive footage) (uncredited) Ulrich von Eltz in Flesh and the Devil (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Harlow
Kitty Packard in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited) Kitty Packard in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Hayes
Madelon Claudet in The Sin of Madelon Claudet (archive footage) (uncredited) Madelon Claudet in The Sin of Madelon Claudet (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Katharine Hepburn
Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story (archive footage) (uncredited) Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Hersholt
Jo Stengel in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited) Jo Stengel in Dinner at Eight (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Howard
George Kittredge in The Philadelphia Story (archive footage) (uncredited) George Kittredge in The Philadelphia Story (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Howard
Dwight Winthrop in A Free Soul (archive footage) (uncredited) Dwight Winthrop in A Free Soul (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Jones
Singer in 'Pretty Girl' Number in The Great Ziegfeld (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited) Singer in 'Pretty Girl' Number in The Great Ziegfeld (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles King
Eddie Kearns in The Broadway Melody (archive footage) (uncredited) Eddie Kearns in The Broadway Melody (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Laughton
Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncredited) Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bessie Love
Hank Mahoney in The Broadway Melody (archive footage) (uncredited) Hank Mahoney in The Broadway Melody (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeanette MacDonald
Marietta in Naughty Marietta / Mary Blake in San Francisco (archive footage) (uncredited) Marietta in Naughty Marietta / Mary Blake in San Francisco (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Montgomery
Kent in The Big House (archive footage) (uncredited) Kent in The Big House (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis Morgan
Stage Singer in 'Pretty Girl' Number in The Great Ziegfeld (archive footage) (uncredited) Stage Singer in 'Pretty Girl' Number in The Great Ziegfeld (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Morgan
Governor d'Annard in Naughty Marietta (archive footage) (uncredited) Governor d'Annard in Naughty Marietta (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Muni
Wang in The Good Earth (archive footage) (uncredited) Wang in The Good Earth (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mae Murray
Sally - The Merry Widow in The Merry Widow (archive footage) (uncredited) Sally - The Merry Widow in The Merry Widow (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ramon Novarro
Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur: A Story of the Christ (archive footage) (uncredited) Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur: A Story of the Christ (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Pidgeon
Clem Miniver in Mrs. Miniver (archive footage) (uncredited) Clem Miniver in Mrs. Miniver (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Prevost
Rosalie in The Sin of Madelon Claudet (archive footage) (uncredited) Rosalie in The Sin of Madelon Claudet (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luise Rainer
Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld / O-Lan in The Good Earth (archive footage) (uncredited) Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld / O-Lan in The Good Earth (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duncan Renaldo
Peru in Trader Horn (archive footage) (uncredited) Peru in Trader Horn (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Rooney
Whitey Marsh in Boys Town (archive footage) (uncredited) Whitey Marsh in Boys Town (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Russell
Quintal in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncredited) Quintal in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norma Shearer
Jan Ashe in A Free Soul (archive footage) (uncredited) Jan Ashe in A Free Soul (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Stewart
Macaulay Connor (archive footage) (uncredited) Macaulay Connor (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spencer Tracy
Father Mullin in San Francisco / Manuel in Captains Courageous / Father Flanagan in Boys Town / Square John Sand in Boom Town (archive footage) (uncredited) Father Mullin in San Francisco / Manuel in Captains Courageous / Father Flanagan in Boys Town / Square John Sand in Boom Town (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 69 votes