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

4.7
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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