On the Town (1949)
Average Rating: 8.2/10
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Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 1
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Three sailors on a 24-hour pass navigate New York, NY--that wonderful town--and come face-to-face, literally, with three its native inhabitants. Gabey falls hard for a "model" who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, thinking she's a high society deb. (She's really a "cooch" dancer at Coney Island). Chip gets high jacked by a horny lady cab driver, and Ozzie hooks up with a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he's the perfect reincarnation of a "prehistoric man." Singing and dancing
Dec 30, 1949 Wide
May 2, 2000
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Walter S. Baldwin
Frank S. Hagney
Worker "New York New...
William 'Bill' Phill...
Robert B. Williams
Officer Car 44
Cab Company Owner
Photo Layout Man
Dancer in Green
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The pep, enthusiasm and apparent fun the makers of On the Town had in putting it together comes through to the audience and gives the picture its best asset.
On the Town is exhilarating, brash spectacle, all rip-snorting, wisecracking attack, and maybe just a teensy bit unlikeable.
Gaiety, rhythm, humor and a good, wholesome dash of light romance have been artfully blended together in this bright Technicolored comedy.
Delightful, athletic stuff with some unusual -- but wonderful -- location shooting. New York never looked better.
Its aww-shucks charm becomes hard to resist as the three sailors dart around Manhattan, looking for culture, sights, and, of course, 24-hour love.
With Donen and Kelly at the musical helm, it's no surprise that the song-and-dance numbers are top notch.
It's romp, it's a romance, it's a songfest, it's everything that has now become rather passe in a musical comedy.
Disappointingly flat musical; if you're after a Kelly/Sinatra pairing, you'll do better with Anchors Aweigh (and even that is no masterpiece).
Simply wonderful and a time capsule to boot!
Overrrated musical with pleasing moments.
Wonderful MGM musical; Kelly and Sinatra in top form; N.Y. scenery fantastic! music is good, too.
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