An American in Paris [DVD] [1951]

  • SKU: 18864319
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: G
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

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



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Picture winner is marvelous musical

    Posted
    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

    Love

    Posted
    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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    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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