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An American in Paris [DVD] [1951]

  • SKU: 18864319
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: G
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Concerto of a commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare, often unheard interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff, and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch
    • Vintage fitzpatrick traveltalks short paris on parade
    • Classic cartoon symphony in slang
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Picture winner is marvelous musical

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      madison50364
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      I'm a huge Gene Kelly and this is definite proof of how great and creative he really was. The movie has outstanding musical numbers boosted by Gene and Leslie Caron's splendid dancing and Oscar Levant's piano skills. It's funny and sweet and a little sad, blended into one perfect musical. Of course, the real treat here is the 16 minute musical number near the end of the film. No singing, just gorgeous costumes and fantastic dancing to delight us. What a great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Must See

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      Execumahr
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      Everyone should see this film if only to witness the genius of filmmaking and quality of acting that used to be the norm. Films like this are why we "want" Hollywood to be glamorous.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great musical

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      Jimmy
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      For anyone with children who are interested in musicals or musical theater, this will show them what the origins of the genre were like.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love

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      jmw0414
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      This is a wonderful music for all ages. Gene of Gene Kelly's best in my opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wonderful movie

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      marbkle
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      this movie is great entertainment for the whole family

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Award winner

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      Moviefan
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      Gene Kelly and George Gershwin it doesn't get any better

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wonderful movie

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      marbke
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      this movie has lots of dancing and is a beautiful love story

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic movie

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      Mikemiller7
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      Great classic movie that reminds me of beautiful paris

      I would recommend this to a friend



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