The Pirate

The Pirate
  • 1948
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Written by: S N Behrman (play), Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay)
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Judy Garland

A wandering player (Kelly) passes himself off to a bored girl (Garland) as a famous pirate, and thereby sets up another colourful MGM musical, which is admittedly not one of the best, despite the Cole Porter songs.

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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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