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On the Town

Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly | 1949 | 98 MINS
USA
To complement Tony Palmer’s documentary and Q&A on Leonard Bernstein (11 May), we present this classic musical that sees three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.

★★★★ Empire

FROM 16 Jun

Date and Times

Sun 16 Jun
12:15
Auditorium

In Detail

Fun-loving sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) have 24 hours of shore leave in New York City, and they want to make every second count.

While Chip hooks up with loudmouth cab driver Brunhilde (Betty Garrett) and Ozzie swoons for prim anthropologist Claire (Ann Miller), Gabey falls in love with an actress he sees in an advertisement, Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen). Delightful, exhilarating stuff with some unusual - but wonderful - location shooting. New York never looked better. Leonard Bernstein, with lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, provides the music. Features some great songs such as ‘On the Town’ and ‘New York, New York’.

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