On the town
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 12 copies|
Three sailors on a 24-hour pass -- Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra), and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) -- decide to soak up the sights and sounds of New York. Each one finds romance within those 24 hours: Gabey with aspiring dancer Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen), Chip with lady cabbie Hildy Esterhazy (Betty Garrett), and Ozzie with paleontology student Claire Huddesten (Ann Miller). That's all, right? Wellll....Ivy passes herself off as a celebrity, but she's actually a kootch dancer in Coney Island. Claire and the boys inadvertently topple a dinosaur replica at the Museum of Anthropological History. And Hildy breaks any number of speeding laws attempting to get the lovers together and straighten out all misunderstandings. Adapted from the Broadway musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein, On the Town is one of the freshest, most exhilarating musicals turned out by the old MGM regime. The stars' verve and camaraderie are contagious, and the songs are staged by legendary musical director Stanley Donen and Kelly himself with wit and innovation. Highlights include the opening "New York, New York" number, shot on location and flat-cutting from one image to another at a dizzying pace, and Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen's ""Miss Turnstyles Ballet."" ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Sailors Gabey, Chip and Ozzie have 24 hours to meet pretty women and see the sights of New York.
|Series||Frank Sinatra collection (Turner Entertainment Co.)|
-- Leaves and furloughs
Sailors -- United States -- Drama.
Sailors -- Leaves and furloughs -- Drama.
Courtship -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Atlanta, Georgia?] : Burbank, CA :Turner Entertainment Co. ;2008
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc,
Distributed by Warner Home Video,
Comden, Betty, screenwriter.
Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973, film producer.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, film director, actor.
Donen, Stanley, film director.
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998, actor.
Garrett, Betty, 1919-2011, actor.
Miller, Ann, 1923-2004, actor.
Munshin, Jules, 1915-1970, actor.
Vera-Ellen, 1921-1981, actor.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, presenter, production company.
Turner Entertainment Co., publisher.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, publisher.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen.
In English or French; with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
Based on the musical play with book by Adolph Green and Betty Comden.
Special features: Theatrical trailer.
DVD; region 1; fullscreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Academy Award for Best Original Score, 1949
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.