An American in Paris (1951) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.
An American in Paris was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.
Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Alfred Gilks; Ballet Photography by John Alton||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Orry-Kelly, Walter Plunkett, Irene Sharaff||Won|
|Best Director||Vincente Minnelli||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Adrienne Fazan||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin||Won|
|Best Picture||Arthur Freed, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Alan Jay Lerner||Won|
Review: An American in Paris (1951): Gene Kelly’s Love Letter to FranceBy 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 15, 2020 From 4 Star Films
It’s no secret that Gene Kelly had a deep abiding affection for France. He was fluent in the language also becoming the first American ever bestowed the honor of arranging a show for the Paris Opera. He would be honored with the Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 1960 and, of course, m... Read full article
Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: An American in Paris? (Giveaway runs now through Jan 5)By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 2, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Win tickets to see ?An American in Paris? on the big screen!In Select Cinemas NationwideSun Jan 19 and Wed Jan 22 ?I got rhythm, I got music…who could ask for anything more? CMH continues into our 5h year of our partnership with Fathom Events ? with the 1st of our 15 movie ticket giveawa... Read full article
An American in Paris (1951, Vincente Minnelli)By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 20, 2018 From The Stop Button
For most of An American in Paris, Gene Kelly?s charm makes up for his lack of acting ability. Even after it turns out the story?s about him stalking Leslie Caron until she agrees to go out with him. It?s okay after that point because she falls immediately in love with Kelly once she does. He makes h... Read full article
Ticklish Business Episode #25 – An American in Paris (1951)on Aug 16, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film
I’ve got rhythm! I’ve got music! And I’ve got guest Debbie Elias here to talk with me about Gene Kelly’s 1951 musical?An American in Paris. Want to support the podcast? Consider leaving an iTunes rating and review, or becoming a Patron via?Patreon https://www.podbean.com/med... Read full article
An American in ParisBy Amanda Garrett on Dec 20, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm reviewing An American in Paris (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. This article is part of The Vincente Minnelli Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Director Vincente Minnelli did more than perhaps any other person to turn the American film musical into an a... Read full article
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A major reason Gene Kelly suggested Leslie Caron as the female lead was because he felt this movie needed a "real" French girl playing Lise, not just an American actress playing one.
Despite the objections of Gene Kelly who wanted to shoot on location in Paris, the movie was shot at MGM Studios in California, on 44 sets built for the film. It was reportedly difficult for the studio to secure travel arrangements or locations for shooting. Two shots in the picture are from Paris, but they don't involve Kelly.
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