An American in Paris Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2145

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 81

Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/1951

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008

Language: English

Genre: Romance, Musical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Actors: Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch, Georges Guétary

Plot: An unsuccessful American painter in Paris finds a companion in someone who loves his work as much as he does...does she love more than just that?

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/27/2019

Incredibly slight, but "An American in Paris" shines with warmth, delight, and color.

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Snoogans - wrote on 02/23/2014

Gene Kelly is at his most exuberant and charismatic here. He, and the other players, provide ample entertainment through song and dance. It's a fun, upbeat watch. The only thing keeping it from greatness is the so-so romance. I would've gave it even more of a pass, if not for the rushed closure.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/18/2010

The ballet dance piece in the middle of the film to Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" cements this film as a visual masterpiece. Some of my favorite choreography and set pieces are on display here.

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Review - An American in Paris (1951)

Delorted - wrote on 12/03/2007

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) was an American painter living in Paris, with an amorous publicist, Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), helping him along. Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron) was a young woman who was in love with singer Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary). When these two meet, however, their relationships are troubled in the Best Picture winning film, "An American in Paris."

I love seeing movie musicals that were specifically written for the big screen. Seeing a Broadway show acted out on film is fine, but when somebody writes a musical that is made only for film, I really respect that. "An American in Paris" is actually based on a composition from the late 20's, but it's still original and exciting.

I'm not a big fan of singing-and-dancing musicals, as I may have mentioned before. I've …

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