An American In Paris (U)

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

Geoffrey Macnab
Sunday 30 October 2011 23:50

There's nothing effete about Gene Kelly's artist abroad in An American in Paris. He's the archetypal yank, brash and muscular, especially when courting Leslie Caron.

Vincente Minnelli's Technicolor musical, re-released in a gorgeous restoration, is fresher than ever. The 17-minute ballet climax reheats stereotypes about bohemian Paris but the reckless energy of both director and star invigorates the sequence.

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