Thursday, September 23, 2010


Lavishly produced Technicolor Musical about a night club dancer of Brooklyn who made up to Vanity cover girl and Broadway leaving her sweetheart Danny- only to realize that fame and fortune are no substitute for true love. Starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly and directed by Charles Vidor, the film proved to be the turning point in career of Gene Kelly establishing him as one of the brilliant choreographer, dancer, and actor packaged in one who later gifted us two classic musicals of all-time, ‘An American in Paris’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. The highlight of the film is Kelly’s amazing foot tapping ‘Alter Ego’ dance pairing with his own double. Along with Kelly’s energetic moves and fine choreography, it has great set designs, costumes and fine musical score. The sole reason to watch is obviously the chemistry between Hollywood’s two legends-one is mythical beauty, the other is powerhouse of talent.

Recommended to Kelly fans and classic cinelovers.


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