An American In Paris

An American In Paris
  • 1951
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • U
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Written by: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch

Splendid – if sometimes garish – romantic musical, with Kelly on top form as a would-be artist kicking up a storm in 'la belle cité'.

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An American in Paris

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant.

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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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