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American In Paris


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  American In Paris   Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
8.43 /10
 
Starring
Gene Kelly , Leslie Caron , Oscar Levant
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Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Written by: Alan Jay Lerner , with music by George Gershwin , lyrics by Ira Gershwin

 
 
 
Released: 1951
   
Genre: MUSICAL
ROMANCE
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 113
 
 


 
A US artist (Gene Kelly) patronised by a rich woman (Nina Foch) falls instead for Parisian gamine (Leslie Caron).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The story is trite and predictable. The I Got Rhythm number is given horribly twee treatment, and the final ballet is so tasteless that it puts some viewers' teeth on edge. But the performers are so outstanding, and the Gershwin score so imperishable, that the film has achieved a classic status.


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