Movie Classics

On the Town (1949)
Runtime: 98min

Director: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin,

Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen

The three sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) have 24-hours in New York before their fleet has to leave the shore. Ozzie and Gabey is looking for some New York girls, while Chip wants to look at all the famous sights that the city has to offer. The city has more to offer than famous sights, and the three are finding love in places they would never have thought of. Gabey falls in love with "Miss Turnstiles of the Month", Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen), a girl he first sees at a poster on the subway. He decides to look all over for her, but on the way the three sailors meet the passionate cab driver Brunhilde Esterhazy (Betty Garrett) and the sexy anthropologist Claire Huddesen (Ann Miller).

"The Bronx is up and the Battery's down, but no one can be down after going On The Town."

Yet another feelgood movie. It's so full of joy and color. The entire cast is suberb; funny, charming and smart, and each character has its own wonderfull characteristics. The soundtrack is so catchy (with some of the movie classics' best voices), with numbers like "New York, New York", "Miss Turnstiles", "Prehistoric Man", "You're Awful" and the title song "On the Town". And who wouldn't like to see some cute sailors and some stunning ladies in beautifull costumes? As the song says: "New York, New York, it's a wonderfull town".

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