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Monday, 31 December 2012

An Evening with Gene Kelly (1977) - Star of the month... Frank Sinatra

'An Evening with Gene Kelly' is a 1977 documentary interview film with Gene Kelly, interviewed by Gavin Millar.

The film begins with a short montage of Gene Kelly's signature songs including:

  • "Singin' in the Rain" from 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952)
  • "Broadway Rhythm" from 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952)
  • "Mop Dance" from 'Thousands Cheer' (1943)
  • "On the Town" from 'On the Town' (1949)
  • "Newspaper Dance" from 'Summer Stock' (1950)
  • "The Worry Song" from 'Anchors Aweigh' (1945)
Gene tells us about his early life, how he started dancing, the MGM studio, Frank Sinatra, his experimention with dance in film and much more.

As it only runs for 50 minutes, I think "An Hour with Gene Kelly" would have been a more appropriate title than "An Evening with Gene Kelly".

Overall, an enjoyable and insightful interview. 

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