• 1954
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • U
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Written by: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

Two yanks on vacation in Scotland discover a sleepy village that comes alive once every hundred years. Rather flat and uninvolving Minnelli musical, especially in comparison with his other 50s work, with the unconvincing (and unintentionally hilarious) Scots background the main problem.

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Glasgow Film Festival: Why I love Gene Kelly

3 Feb 2012

Miles Fielder makes a song and dance about the charismatic movie star

For a film lover who hates musicals (this writer), the GFF’s Gene Kelly retrospective ought to be a hard sell. Telling stories through song and dance, Kelly’s forte (the latter of which endeavours earned him a special Oscar in 1951), is anathema to this…

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