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Gene Kelly as an American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron) -- who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri (Georges Guetary), a popular nightclub performer. The thinnish plot is held together by the superlative production numbers and by several vintage George Gershwin tunes, including "I Got Rhythm," "'S Wonderful," and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Highlights include Guetary's rendition of "Stairway to Paradise"; Oscar Levant's fantasy of conducting and performing Gershwin's "Concerto in F" (Levant also appears as every member of the orchestra); and the closing 17-minute "American in Paris" ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists.

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Special Features * Concerto of a commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare, Often previously unheard interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Feed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch * S'Wonderful: the making of An American in Paris - spellbinding new documentary about the groundbreaking creation of a musical classic featuring 10 new interviews, including Leslie Caron and Nina Foch * New ultra-resolution digital transfer * American masters career profile Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short Paris on Parade * Classic cartoon Symphony in Slang Love Walked in outtake song sequence * Audio-only bonuses: outtake songs gallery and Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron/Johnny Green radio proos * Theatrical trailer

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WA38933BR American in Paris Blu Ray DVD (1951/Gene Kelly) $24.98