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An American in Paris
Academy Award® Winner
Winner of six Academy Awards, the 1951 musical, An American in Paris tells the story of Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), an American expatriate trying to make a living in Paris as a painter. A lonely society woman takes Jerry under her wing, only to see Jerry fall for Lise (Leslie Caron), a girl he sees at a party. Lise falls for him as well, but she is already engaged to another man.
The plot is interspersed with show stopping George Gershwin tunes with dancing choreographed by Kelly. Songs include "I've Got Rhythm", "S'Wonderful" and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". The climax of the film is 17 minutes of dancing featuring Kelly and Caron.
Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Running Time - 1:53
Genre - Musical
Opened in Theaters - January 1st, 1951
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