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An American in Paris (4-Oct-1951)

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

Music and Lyrics by: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin

Producer: Arthur Freed

Keywords: Musical Comedy, France

Gene Kelly plays an American GI staying in Paris after the war, who tries his hand at painting. An older American woman will sponsor his painting but really wants romance (he's a terrible painter); Kelly falls for a different girl, played by Leslie Caron in her film debut. Film was created as a scaffold to hang Gershwin numbers on. Winner of 6 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Music Score, nominated for 2 additional.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leslie Caron
Dancer
1-Jul-1931   Gigi
Nina Foch
Actor
20-Apr-1924 5-Dec-2008 Executive Suite
Gene Kelly
Actor
23-Aug-1912 2-Feb-1996 Singin' in the Rain
Oscar Levant
Pianist
27-Dec-1906 14-Aug-1972 Panelist, Information Please

CAST

Starring
Gene Kelly   ...   Jerry Mulligan (painter)
And Introducing
Leslie Caron   ...   Lise Bouvier (love interest)
With
Oscar Levant   ...   Adam Cook
Georges Guetary   ...   Henri Baurel
Nina Foch   ...   Milo Roberts (love interest)
And Presenting
The American in Paris Ballet   ...   Ballet Company

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