An American In Paris
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Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture and Screenplay, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American woman (Oscar-nominee Nina Foch) and a French dancer (Oscar-nominee Leslie Caron). Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain") received a special Oscar citation for his stunning ground- breaking choreography. Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Directed by the brilliant Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi").
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 54
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: ...the picture takes on its glow of magic when Miss Caron is on the screen. When she isn't, it bumps along slowly as a patched-up, conventional musical show.
Fresh: A grand show -- a brilliant combination of Hollywood's opulence and technical wizardry with the kind of taste and creativeness that most high-budgeted musicals notoriously lack.
Fresh: One of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years.
Fresh: The real reasons to see An American in Paris are for the Kelly dance sequences, the closing ballet, the Gershwin songs, the bright locations, and a few moments of the ineffable, always curiously sad charm of Oscar Levant.
Cinema At Its Best
Elegantly composed, a classic of Hollywood, An American In Paris is a film to be recognized with great stature.One of the most ground breaking musicals to hit the infamous Hollywood soundatages. From the brillant actors that give soul to this timeless picture, to the classic and respected musical scores of Gershwin, it is brillance at it's best.Gene Kelly displays his coreography skills and his knack for dance and 'rhythm', in the numerous dance numbers throughout the film that are expressive and beautiful. This motion picture is a classic for all generations, and should be continued to be cherished for as long time lasts. Do not search for its point, or the practicality, instead get lost in its cinematic treasures, and let the simplicity and innocence, and gayity break through our modern barriers. An American In Paris is an amazing motion picture, and it is the definition of Hollywood gold.
A Gene Kelly classic!
This is an excellent classic musical. Gene Kelly was a legendary dancer/performer and he gives another ecelent performance in Paris. If you enjoy classic musicals, don't hesitate to buy this. (I own it in DVD)
I always hated the films that my grandmother made me watch, but this is an exception. Gene Kelly is fantastic, and this is one of my favorite movies ever!
- Genre: Musicals
- Released: 1951
- © 1951 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved