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Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

On the Town

A joyous musical set in New York from the directors of Singin’ in the Rain.

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USA 1949
Dirs Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
With Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett
Certificate U

With sequences gloriously shot on location in New York, On the Town (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1949), tells the story of three sailors who find romance while on 24-hour shore leave is a joy from start to finish. On the Town features music by maestro Leonard Bernstein and a deliciously droll screenplay (and lyrics) by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Kelly and Sinatra radiate charm but Betty Garrett, as the wise-cracking taxi driver, practically steals the film.

Heather Osborn

The screening on Sat 26 Oct will be introduced by Patricia Ward Kelly.


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