AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Date Time
Sat 19th May 11am DEMENTIA FRIENDLY
Sat 19th May 5.15pm

Dir: Vincente Minnelli | 1951 | USA | 114 mins
Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, George Guétary, Oscar Levant

Gene Kelly and the exquisite Leslie Caron dazzle in Vincente Minelli’s (Meet Me in St. Louis) glorious classic musical. Kelly is on sparkling form as Jerry Mulligan, a former G.I. in Paris to realise his dream of becoming an artist. Falling for shop girl Lise (Caron), he displeases both his wealthy backer Miro (Nina Foch) and Lise’s fiancée Henry (George Guétary), who just happens to be a friend of Jerry’s pianist pal Adam (Oscar Levant)… And so the stage is set for a series of romantic escapades that form the framework for some of the finest musical sequences ever captured on film. Ravishing.

“An exotically contrived romance.” **** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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