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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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Kid Mariacchi: Where do you have to go?
Ted Riley: Tim's Bar on Third Avenue. It's a long way from here.
Kid Mariacchi: You're nuts. It's ten minutes.
Ted Riley: No, it's ten years.


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.


Doug Hallerton: There must be some more dignified way to sell Klenzrite... like you, taking a bath in it, stark naked in Macy's window.


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From the André Previn, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score, three numbers have been restored on the DVD from Warner Home Video: footage of a Gene Kelly-Cyd Charisse comic-hoofing duet, "Love Is Nothing but a Racket;" film of Michael Kidd entertaining his three movie kids with "Jack and the Space Giants;" and audio of Dolores Gray's "I Thought They Would Never Leave." Also included as a DVD extra is some previously unseen material from the famed garbage-pale dance, "The Binge," teaming Kelly, Kidd and Dan Dailey.
Cyd Charisse's singing was dubbed by Carol Richards, Michael Kidd's by Jud Conlon.
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.
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