ON THE TOWN
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen Starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen, Jules Munshin
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Screenplay and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph
DCP. Approx. 98 min.
“New York, New York” warble gobs Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin throughout their dazzling all-location-shot opening montage, eventually cavorting from the Bronx to the Battery with “Miss Turnstiles” Vera-Ellen, man-hungry cabbie Betty Garrett and passionate paleontologist Ann Miller. “Despite brutal scissoring of the Comden-Green-Bernstein score, still the great liberating musical of the American cinema.” – David Shipman
Presented with support from the Robert Jolin Osborne Endowed Fund for American Classic Cinema.