On the Town (U)

On the Town

To complement Tony Palmer’s documentary and Q&A on Leonard Bernstein (11 May), we present this classic musical that sees three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.

Fun-loving sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) have 24 hours of shore leave in New York City, and they want to make every second count. While Chip hooks up with loudmouth cab driver Brunhilde (Betty Garrett) and Ozzie swoons for prim anthropologist Claire (Ann Miller), Gabey falls in love with an actress he sees in an advertisement, Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen). Delightful, exhilarating stuff with some unusual - but wonderful - location shooting. New York never looked better. Leonard Bernstein, with lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, provides the music. Features some great songs such as ‘On the Town’ and ‘New York, New York’.

USA 1949 Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly 98m

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