An American in Paris [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [Eng/Fre] [1951]

  • SKU: 8971222
  • Release Date: 09/16/2008
  • Rating: G
  • 5.0 (1)
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Special Features

  • 'S Wonderful: The Making of An American In Paris - Spellbinding New Documentary about the Groundbreaking creation of Musical Classic featuring 10 new interviews
  • Including Leslie Caron and Nina Foch
  • American Masters Career profile Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer
  • Love Walked in Outtake Song Sequence
  • Audio-only bonuses: Outtake Songs Gallery and Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron/Jimmy Green Radio Promos


An American in Paris
Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron) -- who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri (Georges Guetary), a popular nightclub performer. (The film was supposed to make Guetary into "the New Chevalier." It didn't.) The thinnish plot is held together by the superlative production numbers and by the recycling of several vintage George Gershwin tunes, including "I Got Rhythm," "'S Wonderful," and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Highlights include Guetary's rendition of "Stairway to Paradise"; Oscar Levant's fantasy of conducting and performing Gershwin's "Concerto in F" (Levant also appears as every member of the orchestra); and the closing 17-minute "American in Paris" ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gene Kelly
    Gene Kelly - Jerry Mulligan
  • Leslie Caron
    Leslie Caron - Lise Bouvier
  • Oscar Levant
    Oscar Levant - Adam Cook
  • Georges Guetary
    Georges Guetary - Henri Baurel
  • Nina Foch
    Nina Foch - Milo Roberts

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