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It's Always Fair Weather (1955) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringAndre PrevinNominated
Best WritingBetty Comden, Adolph GreenNominated
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Warner Archive Blu-ray: It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

By KC on Dec 12, 2016 From Classic Movies

Billed as "a gigantic and joyous musical," part of the appeal of MGM's Stanley Donen-directed It's Always Fair Weather is that it often isn't that way at all. In contrast to the cheerful optimism of the studio's typical output, this film admits that life can be disappointing and that one time friend... Read full article


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Doug Hallerton: Somebody stole my moustache. Fielding, I want that moustache returned, every hair in place.


Jackie Leighton: But, Ted, aren't you in terrible danger?
Ted Riley: Yeah. Yeah, I'm in terrible danger. I'm in danger of believing that look on your face.


Ted Riley: I'm mixed up with some of the shadiest characters in town. As a matter of fact, knowing the inspiring and uplifting work you do on this program, I - I feel terrible showing my face in decent homes across the country. Boys, don't be like me. Live clean. Use Klenzrite.


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The picture was a financial disappointment. Some film historians cite this failure as prime evidence that the original Hollywood musical had begun to lose its box-office clout around 1955.
Betty Comden and Adolph Green originally conceived this musical as a sequel to their smash, On the Town, having the new film reunite Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. The concept was changed somewhat because was Mr. Sinatra was unavailable to reprise his role.
Cyd Charisse's singing was dubbed by Carol Richards, Michael Kidd's by Jud Conlon.
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