'It's Always Fair Weather' is a 1955 musical starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Dan Dailey, Dolores Grey and Michael Kidd.
Produced by Arthur Freed, the film was written by Betty Comden & Adolph Green.
|Cyd Charisse in 'Baby, You Knock Me Out'|
Ted Riley (played by Kelly), Doug Hallerton (played by Dailey) and Angie Valentine (played by Kidd), are three ex-GI buddies return from serving in World War II share a drink. Before going their separate ways, they promise to reunite exactly 10 years later at the same place. 10 years later, the trio are reunited and find they are very different people, and neither of them wish to remain friends. The three men are reunited once again after TV producer, Jackie Leighton (played by Charisse) secretly arranges for them to appear on a live TV program.
|Dolores Gray in 'Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks'|
- "Overture" - MGM Orchestra
- "March, March" - Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
- "The Binge" - danced by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
- "The Time For Parting" - Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
- "10 Year Montage" - MGM Orchestra
- "The Blue Danube (Why Are We Here?)" - Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
- "Music Is Better Than Words" - Dolores Gray
- "Stillman's Gym" - Lou Lubin
- "Baby, You Knock Me Out" - Cyd Charisse & Lou Lubin
- "The Ad Men" - Dan Dailey & Paul Maxey
- "Once Upon a Time" - Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
- "Situation-Wise" - Dan Dailey
- "The Chase" - MGM Orchestra
- "I Like Myself" - Gene Kelly
- "Klenzrite" - Dolores Grey
- "Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks" - Dolores Grey
- "The Time for Parting (Finale)" -
Song: "I Like Myself" - Gene Kelly (dancing on roller skates)
Song: "Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks" - Dolores Gray
Song: "Baby You Knock Me Out" - Cyd Charisse
Song: "The Blue Danube (Why Are We Here?)" - Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
Song: "The Binge" - danced by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey & Michael Kidd
Did you know...
- This film was originally conceived to be a sequel to 'On the Town' (1948), and to reunite Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra & Jules Munshin - MGM (now under the control of new chief Dore Schary) did not want to hire Sinatra due to his difficult working reputation, or Munshin, as he was considered unpopular with audiences
- Gene Kelly was forced to shoot the film in CinemaScope, which he felt did not suit screen dancing
- Madge Blake appears uncredited as Mrs. Stamper
- Dolores Gray's film debut
- Cyd Charisse's singing was dubbed by Carol Richards
- Michael Kidd's singing was dubbed by Jud Conlon
- Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Motion Picture
- Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Story & Screenplay
- Writers Guild of America Award nomination Best Written American Musical
|Gene Kelly dances on air with a pair of rollerksates|
My favourite scene is where Gene Kelly tap dances on roller skates. It's something which I've always wished I could do ever since I first saw this film when I was 14 years old. We also are treated to seeing the dynamic Dolores Gray (fresh from Broadway) shine in her film debut with her showstopping performance of "Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks".