ON THE TOWN (1949)
"So exuberant that it threatens at moments to bounce right off the screen." – TIME. "New York, New York," sing sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin on shore leave in the celebrated opening sequence. The trio cavorts from the Brooklyn Navy Yard up to the Bronx, down to the Battery and everywhere in between. This film is a location-shot, whirlwind tour of the city that revolutionized the movie musical. The memorable music is by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens. DIR Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen; SCR Betty Comden, Adolph Green; PROD Arthur Freed. U.S., 1949, color, 98 min. NOT RATED
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