An American in Paris

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Format: Blu-Ray 2008
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Summary
Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron) -- who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri (Georges Guetary), a popular nightclub performer. (The film was supposed to make Guetary into "the New Chevalier." It didn't.) The thinnish plot is held together by the superlative production numbers and by the recycling of several vintage George Gershwin tunes, including "I Got Rhythm," "'S Wonderful," and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Highlights include Guetary's rendition of "Stairway to Paradise"; Oscar Levant's fantasy of conducting and performing Gershwin's "Concerto in F" (Levant also appears as every member of the orchestra); and the closing 17-minute "American in Paris" ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Painters -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Pianists -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Rich people -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Fiancées -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Romance films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Distributed by Warner Home Video,2008
Edition Blu-ray, Full screen.
Contributors Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973, producer.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986, screenwriter.
Minnelli, Vincente, director.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, actor.
Caron, Leslie, actor.
Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972, actor.
Guétary, Georges, actor.
Foch, Nina, actor.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937, composer.
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch.
Other Contributors Music, George Gershwin ; lyrics, Ira Gershwin.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
Norwegian
Portuguese
Swedish
In English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, with Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish or Swedish subtitles; with English, German or Italian subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: "Concerto of a commentary" hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare, often previously unheard interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch; "S wonderful: the making of An American in Paris:" spellbinding new documentary about the groundbreaking creation of a musical classic featuring 10 new interviews, including Leslie Caron and Nina Foch (in HD); new ultra-resolution digital transfer; American Masters Career profile "Gene Kelly: anatomy of a dancer;" vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short "Paris on parade;" classic cartoon "Symphony in slang;" "Love walked in" outtake song sequence; audio-only bonuses: outtake songs gallery and Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron/Johnny Green radio promos; theatrical trailer.
System Details Blu-ray Disc: full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., 1080p High Definition.
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419868802
9781419868801
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