MGM Parade is the title of a documentary television series produced by the MGM studio and broadcast by the ABC network during the 1955-56 season on Wednesdays at 8:30pm, under the alternate sponsorship of American Tobacco, and General Foods.
Hosted by George Murphy, Walter Pidgeon and other MGM stars, the series went into the MGM vaults to offer segments extracted from such past productions as Good News and The Pirate; in December, a condensed edition of the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol was presented for the first time on television. Exploring the inner workings of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's studios, it featured interviews with prominent MGM actresses and actors to promote current and upcoming releases. The program also presented edited "selected short subjects" from the studio's library. After Walter Pidgeon became the host, the format was slightly altered to include edited multi-part versions of "classic" MGM feature films, including Captains Courageous and The Pirate, as well as a biography of Greta Garbo.