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It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

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Cooked up by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, It's Always Fair Weather could well have been titled On the Town Ten Years Later . Like 1949's On the Town (also a Comden/Green collaboration), this MGM musical follows the exploits of three servicemen buddies, played by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd. The difference here is that the threesome has just been discharged from service. The boys agree to get together again exactly ten years after their parting. Flash-forward to 1955: Kelly, who'd dreamed of being a show biz entrepreneur, is a small-time boxing promoter, heavily in debt to the Mob; Dailey has abandoned his plans of becoming an artist in favor of a stuffy, grey-flannel existence as an ad executive; and Kidd, who'd aspired to being a master chef, is running a modest diner. On behalf of TV-personality Dolores Gray, network-staffer Cyd Charisse contrives to reunite the three men on a This is Your Life style TV special, but all three are hostile to the notion.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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MGM Home Entertainment

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Cast

Gene Kelly
as Ted Riley
Dan Dailey
as Doug Hallerton
Cyd Charisse
as Jackie Leighton
Michael Kidd
as Angie Valentine
Dolores Gray
as Madeline Bradville
Jay C. Flippen
as Charles Z. Culloran
Steve Mitchell
as Kid Mariacchi
Hal March
as Rocky Lazar
Paul Maxey
as Fielding
Peter Leeds
as Trasker
Alex Gerry
as Stamper
Dick Simmons
as Mr. Grigman
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Stamper
Wilson Wood
as `Midnight with Madeline' Director
Herb Vigran
as Sports Herald Reporter
Frank Nelson
as `Midnight With Madeline' Announcer
Paul Bryar
as Turquoise Maitre'D
Phil Arnold
as Stillman's Gym Assistant
Donald Kerr
as Costume Company Manager
Charles Sullivan
as Kid Mariachi's Handler
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Critic Reviews for It's Always Fair Weather

All Critics (6)

The idea is the winnowing of guys-out-together exuberance for the self-loathing in it

Full Review… | September 6, 2009
CinePassion

The lively musical comedy has splendid dancing, but the story is not so splendid.

Full Review… | August 18, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Great choreography, slight satire.

December 27, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

1950s musical that doesn't really work.

August 14, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for It's Always Fair Weather

As a musical, it's pretty horrible. But the comedic elements of the story worked well enough to keep it afloat.

Matt Heiser
Matt Heiser

I did like this movie. It was very slow moving. Gene Kelly did a fabulous job again and the scene dancing by himself on roller skates was great. I am glad a saw this movie and if you like musicals, I would recommend you see it, but I would not buy it or see it again.

Luke Hansen
Luke Hansen
½

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.

jay nixon
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