Last night we rewatched one of our favorite musicals—An American in Paris—and if you haven’t seen in the 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly, we urge you to watch it as soon as possible!
Like most of Kelly’s movies, this one is filled with wonderful songs and fantastically choreographed dance sequences. Of course, we loved it the first time we saw it many, many years ago–and we weren’t the only ones!
After digging through the archives, we found an original review from Variety, where they called An American in Paris
one of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years, spotlighting Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, and a pair of bright newcomers (Leslie Caron and Georges Guetary) against a cavalcade of George and Ira Gershwin’s music.
You can read the full review by clicking here or on the photo above.
It swept the 1951 Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Story & Screenplay, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction, Score for a Musical Picture, Color Costume Design. And personally speaking, we think it’s the best film of all!
Philip & Marilyn Langner