An American in Paris

Genre:  Musical, Other, Romance
Release Date: November 11, 1951

Current rating: Rating: 3.57
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Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch


Jerry Mulligan is an ex-GI and struggling artist in postwar Paris. His friend Adam Cook is a piano player in a nearby cafe, a sarcastic and morose individual who offers nothing but discouragement to Jerry. However, another friend, Henri Baurel, is more helpful. Henri tells his pal he is going to marry a wonderful girl, a dancer he rescued from the Nazis during the war. Jerry, meanwhile, is discovered by a wealthy patron who buys his paintings. Enjoying his newfound success, Jerry goes to a nightclub where he meets Lise. The two fall in love, but Lise confesses she is already engaged to Henri.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Arthur Freed
Screenplay: Alan Jay Lerner

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  • 5 stars "one of the best musicals ever done excellent dancing and acting"
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