An American in Paris Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh GleasonWon
Best CinematographyAlfred Gilks; Ballet Photography by John AltonWon
Best Costume DesignOrry-Kelly, Walter Plunkett, Irene SharaffWon
Best DirectorVincente MinnelliNominated
Best Film EditingAdrienne FazanNominated
Best Music - ScoringJohnny Green, Saul ChaplinWon
Best PictureArthur Freed, ProducerWon
Best WritingAlan Jay LernerWon
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BlogHub Articles:

Review: An American in Paris (1951): Gene Kelly’s Love Letter to France

By 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 Paris

By 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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Quotes from

Adam Cook: [Jerry, Henri Baurel and Adam are at the café, talking. Adam desperately tries to prevent the other two men from revealing to each other they love the same woman by distracting them] Did I ever tell you about the time I gave a command performance for Hitler?


[first lines]
Jerry Mulligan: This is Paris, and I'm an American who lives here. My name is Jerry Mulligan, and I'm an ex G.I. In 1945 when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I'll tell you why: I'm a painter, and all my life that's all I've ever wanted to do.


Jerry Mulligan: What gets me is, I don't know anything about her. We manage to be together for a few moments and then off she goes. Sometimes we have a wonderful time together and other times it's no fun at all. But I got to be with her.


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Facts about

The 17-minute dance sequence at the end took a month to film. It cost half a million dollars.
No words are spoken during the last 20 minutes and 25 seconds of the film.
Even though Vincente Minnelli is credited as the sole director, he was sometimes tied up with his divorce from Judy Garland and other directing projects, leaving Gene Kelly to take over the directing duties.
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