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Director: Vincente Minnelli     Starring: Gene Kelly
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Learn more about American in Paris (Blu-ray) (Awards Edition):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 212929247
UPC: 883929112364
UPC 14: 00883929112364
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
One of the greatest of 1950s screen musicals is a happy collaboration between the grace and athleticism of Gene Kelly and the colorful palette of director Vincente Minnelli. An American G.I. lingers in Paris after the war to study painting and soon falls in love with Leslie Caron, an engaged demoiselle, much to the chagrin of his romance-minded benefactress. This classic musical boasts a 17-minute avant-garde ballet choreographed by Kelly to George Gershwin's unbeatable music. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS garnered eight Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture and Best Story and Screenplay. Kelly won a special Oscar for his inimitable achievements.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/2/2012
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1951
Video UPC UPC: 00883929112364
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Nina Foch
Video Cast Info Oscar Levant
Video Cast Info Georges Guetary
Video Cast Info Leslie Caron
Video Cast Info Gene Kelly
Video Cast Info Warren Newcombe - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Irene Sharaff - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info George Gershwin - Music
Video Cast Info Walter Plunkett - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Video Cast Info John Alton - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Alan Jay Lerner - Writer
Video Cast Info Gene Kelly - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Preston Ames - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Arthur Freed - Producer
Video Cast Info Johnny Green - Composer
Video Cast Info Saul Chaplin - Composer
Video Cast Info Ira Gershwin - Lyricist
Video Cast Info Edwin B. Willis - Set Designer
Video Cast Info Alfred Gilks - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Adrienne Fazan - Editor
Video Cast Info Keogh Gleason - Set Designer
Video Cast Info Vincente Minnelli - Director
Plot Summary
Musical about a young G.I. who remains in Paris after World War II to study art. Jerry Mulligan wants to live the life of the great painters -- holed up in a Montmartre garret, starving for his art. But the reality is less romantic than the fantasy, so when a rich American gallery owner offers to support him, he agrees -- even if the bargain means joining her entourage of lovers. Then he meets Lise, a young French girl, and instantly falls in love. Unfortunately, she's already engaged to Henri Bourel, an older man who saved her from the Nazis. But when Henri discovers that she cares for another, he gracefully exits, leaving the young couple to a life together.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...[A] multi-Oscar winner (best picture included)..." 12/31/1992 p.3D

Sight and Sound
"...Minnelli creates a magical, stylised world in which music, colour and movement are all perfectly integrated..." 05/01/2000 p.65

Total Film
"...For fun and footwork alone, it makes today's competition look positively lead-footed..." 07/01/2003 p.134

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]here's tremendous wit in its love-letter visions of post-WWII expatriate-artist patronage." -- Grade: A- 09/19/2008 p.56

Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's up there with the very best of Hollywood hoofers....The dance numbers are first class..." 12/01/2011

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