On the Town (1949)

On the Town (1949)

This lively above average Musical comedy was directed by Stanley Donen and one of its stars Gene Kelly. It was written by Adolph Green & Betty Comden (The Band Wagon (1953)) and showcases the many talents of Kelly Frank Sinatra Betty Garrett Ann Miller Jules Munshin and Vera-Ellen. Its Musical Score which includes the Leonard Bernstein hit “New York New York ( it’s a wonderful town)” among others won Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton an Oscar. Kelly Sinatra and Munshin are sailors on leave for 24 hours in New York City where they hook up with the three gals: Miss Turnstiles Vera-Ellen whose pictures grace the subways cab driver Garrett and museum anthropologist Miller (respectively). Lots of great songs dancing and adventure during their (on-location) sightseeing tour of the city. #19 on AFI’s 25 Greatest Movie Musicals list.

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