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An American in Paris
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An American in Paris 1951

From Amazon: A GI (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after the war to become an artist, and has to choose between the patronage of a rich American woman (Nina Foch) and a French gamine (Leslie Caron) engaged to an older man. The plot is mostly an excuse for director Vincente Minnelli to pool his own extraordinary talent with those of choreographer-dancer-actor Kelly and the artists behind the screenplay, art direction, cinematography, and score, creating a rapturous musical not quite like anything else in cinema. The final section of the film comprises a 17-minute dance sequence that took a month to film and is breathtaking. Songs include "'S Wonderful," "I...

Directed By:
No image existsVincente Minnelli
Written By:
No image existsAlan Jay Lerner
No image existsGene Kelly
No image existsLeslie Caron
No image existsOscar Levant
No image existsNina Foch

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An American in Paris Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (2/17/2008)

Visually, this is undoubtedly one of the great movie musicals. Minnelli does a fantastic job with colour and making each scene feel like a painting. Gene Kelly and Oscar Levant make a splendid odd couple of sorts, the sarcastic musician and the optimistic painter. The film moves along at a great pace until the somewhat...

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An American in Paris Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/3/2008)

Before they struck gold with Gigi, Vincente Minelli and Alan Jay Lerner teamed up to write and direct this other story of Paris and love. It didn't win nine Oscars, but it did win six out of eight nominations including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Music,...

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An American in Paris Movie Review by AJ (5/4/2006)

While far from a musical masterpiece, this faded classic still manages to entertain, even with some sizable reservations. First off, substance? Substance?! What is this substance you speak of?! The plot is pretty much one-note and almost kind of non-existent. Secondly, most of the musical numbers have nothing to do with...

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