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On the Town [Blu-ray] [1949]

  • SKU: 26746719
  • Release Date: 05/05/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Mr. Whitney Had a Notion
    • Vintage cartoon Doggone Tired
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    On the Town
    Three sailors on a 24-hour pass -- Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra), and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) -- decide to soak up the sights and sounds of New York. Each one finds romance within those 24 hours: Gabey with aspiring dancer Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen), Chip with lady cabbie Hildy Esterhazy (Betty Garrett), and Ozzie with paleontology student Claire Huddesten (Ann Miller). That's all, right? Wellll....Ivy passes herself off as a celebrity, but she's actually a kootch dancer in Coney Island. Claire and the boys inadvertently topple a dinosaur replica at the Museum of Anthropological History. And Hildy breaks any number of speeding laws attempting to get the lovers together and straighten out all misunderstandings. Adapted from the Broadway musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein, On the Town is one of the freshest, most exhilarating musicals turned out by the old MGM regime. The stars' verve and camaraderie are contagious, and the songs are staged by legendary musical director Stanley Donen and Kelly himself with wit and innovation. Highlights include the opening "New York, New York" number, shot on location and flat-cutting from one image to another at a dizzying pace, and Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen's ""Miss Turnstyles Ballet."" ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gene Kelly
      Gene Kelly - Gabey
    • Frank Sinatra
      Frank Sinatra - Chip
    • Betty Garrett
      Betty Garrett - Brunhilde Esterhazy
    • Ann Miller
      Ann Miller - Claire Huddesen
    • Jules Munshin
      Jules Munshin - Ozzie



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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

      Great Musical and Dancing

      Posted
      lelalib
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      My daughter is hooked on old musicals and this is one of our faves. She's been showing it to all her high school friends too and hooking them. It's great to be able to share such good old films with the younger generation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good music, good fun

      Posted
      Movielover1
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      Fun story of three sailors on leave in New York City for the first time. Lots of dancing by Gene Kelly and Ann Miller and singing by Frank Sinatra.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      jmw0414
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      Another one of Gene Kelly's classic movies. Story of 3 Sailors in New York on leave.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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