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|
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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
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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.
Producer Arthur Freed wanted Marge Champion to star in this movie, but at the time Champion didn't want to break up her dance act with her husband Gower Champion. So she persuaded Freed that he should cast a French girl in the role instead.
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