An American in Paris (1951)

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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.


  • Gene Kelly
  • Leslie Caron
  • Oscar Levant
  • Georges Guétary
  • Nina Foch
  • Robert Ames
  • Joan Anderson
  • Marie Antoinette Andrews
  • Larry Arnold
  • Martha Bamattre

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The real reasons to see An American in Paris are for the Kelly dance sequences, the closing ballet, the Gershwin songs, the bright locations, and a few moments of the ineffable, always curiously sad charm of Oscar Levant.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If there is no other reason to see An American in Paris than its fabled 18-minute ballet scene -- well then, that, during the last reel, is worth the price of admission. Choreographed by Kelly -- no doubt with a smile -- it is a stunning series of homages to French painters Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, Utrillo, Renoir and the like. It is a masterpiece of filmic creations -- nothing quite like it before or since. [11 Dec 1992, p.C11]

Metacritic review by Peter Stack
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle