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Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 7.30pm
1951 award winners
  • Musical
  • 1951
  • UK,USA
  • Colour
  • 91 mins mins.
 
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A glittering restoration of Vincente Minnelli’s award-winning musical

"Paris is like love, or art or faith,” says Gene Kelly’s aspiring artist. “It can’t be explained, only felt.” Still, Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 multi-Oscared musical has arguably done more than most to define the City of Light’s appeal. Digitally restored – the dreamy Technicolor now as vibrant as an Impressionist painting – it’s up there with the very best of Hollywood hoofers. Led by Kelly and love interest Leslie Caron, the dance numbers are first class, the backlot-shotsets inspired and the Gershwin song selection (‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘’S Wonderful’) to die for. Who could ask for anything more?”

James Mottram ,Total Film Oct 28th 2011

 

Director:

 
Vincente Minnelli

Cast:

 
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch, Oscar Levant
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