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Piazza Grande

An American in Paris

USA  ·  1951  ·  35 mm  ·  Color  ·  113'  ·  o.v. English

After the end of World War II, Jerry Mulligan leaves America for Paris. He spends his days with the pianist Adam and the singer Henri, hoping to find fame as a painter in Montmartre. One day he secures the patronage of a rich lady, who is more interested in him than his paintings, but then he meets Lise, a young French girl, and soon falls in love with her. But Lise has promised to marry Henri, who saved her during the war… Against an extremely accurate reconstruction of Paris, lit by unrealistically glitzy colours, Gene Kelly’s energy is paired with the grace of Leslie Caron, a young dancer not yet twenty years old, making her dazzling film debut. Accompanied by Gershwin’s music, written in 1928, Minnelli made this one of the most famous and best-loved musicals in cinema history.

Screenings
Friday 12 | 8 | 2011  ·  21:30  ·  Piazza Grande  ·  Sub. German,French
Cast
Gene Kelly
Cinematography
Alfred Gilks
Music
George Gershwin
Costumes
Orry Kelly
Set Design
Edwin B. Willis
Screenplay
Alan Jay Lerner
Editing
Adrienne Fazan
Art Director
E. Preston Ames
Production
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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