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Anchors Aweigh **** (1945, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Dean Stockwell, José Iturbi, Pamela Britton) – Classic Movie Review 3623

Gene Kelly returns to MGM as a favoured star and with a contract to choreograph too after becoming a hot star when they loaned him out to Columbia to appear in Cover Girl (1944) with […]

Apr, 27

Thousands Cheer *** (1943, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, John Boles, Mary Astor, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland) – Classic Movie Review 3621

And thousands did cheer at director George Sidney’s hugely entertaining, incredibly lavish 1943 MGM comedy musical, now a period piece as a Second World War morale-booster for American troops and their families. It was advertised as ’30 […]

Apr, 26

Xanadu * (1980, Michael Beck, Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Matt Lattanzi) – Classic Movie Review 3163

Director Robert Greenwald’s 1980 musical comedy is shamelessly camp and often hilariously misjudged and inept. Michael Beck is all at sea as penniless young artist Sonny Malone, who finds his muse in the cute Kira […]

Dec, 17

Let’s Make Love *** (1960, Yves Montand, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Randall, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Frankie Vaughan) – Classic Movie Review 2655

Director George Cukor’s 1960 movie is a lightweight, rather bumpy showbiz comedy-romance. But it does raise some sparks and laughs with a sparkling, appealing star team in Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe plus welcome support performers […]

Jun, 28

An American in Paris ***** (1951, Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Georges Guétary) – Classic Movie Review 2515

Director Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 dance movie was a triumph for him and Gene Kelly. Half a dozen Oscars, including Best Picture, poured down on this breath-taking MGM musical, with Kelly as Jerry Mulligan, a GI turned struggling […]

May, 24

Invitation to the Dance **** (1956, Gene Kelly, Tommy Rall, Igor Youskevitch, Carol Haney, Tamara Toumanova) – Classic Movie Review 2514

Gene Kelly delivers a personal project as writer, choreographer, director and star and turns it into a memorable occasion and pretty much a tour de force. It won the Golden Bear for Best Film at […]

May, 24

Summer Stock **** (1950, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, Phil Silvers) – Classic Movie Review 2513

Director Charles Walters’s 1950 musical is the third and last pairing of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Poignantly, and sadly, it is the troubled Garland’s final movie for her studio MGM. She was struggling with […]

May, 23


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