It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
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|Genre:||Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, Cyd Charisse, Dan Dailey, Dolores Gray, Frank Gerstle, Harry Wilson, Jay C. Flippen, Michael Kidd, Phil Arnold|
|Written By:||Betty Comden, Adolph Green|
|In Theaters:||Jan 1, 1955 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 25, 2006|
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The idea is the winnowing of guys-out-together exuberance for the self-loathing in it
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A disappointment. Ordinary musical from the end period of the great MGM muscials. Gene's number on roller skates is memorable but everything else is just so much filler.
Gene Kelly is great at being an adorable cad who has a thousand times more potential than he expends. I think that is because he is/was one in real life. It's got a little more of an edge than usual MGM tapdancing spectacles and I think they made a little bit more of a effort in attaining originality in the dance numbers - with the garbage can pails and the ROLLERSKATES (ohh my gosh). I only wish Cyd Charisse had danced in more numbers. I still say she and Gene Kelly have the best dancing chemistry - she's such a gazelle and he's such a kloofing klomphing dreamboat. The ending was a dream. I love that these movies mandatorily have to end happily.
As a musical, it's pretty horrible. But the comedic elements of the story worked well enough to keep it afloat.
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