On the Town

On the Town

Director: Stanley Donen Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

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Overview

Three sailors on a 24-hour pass -- Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra), and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) -- decide to soak up the sights and sounds of New York in On the Town. Each one finds romance within those 24 hours: Gabey with aspiring dancer Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen), Chip with lady cabbie Hildy Esterhazy (Betty Garrett), and Ozzie with paleontology student Claire Huddesten (Ann Miller). That's all, right? Wellll....Ivy passes herself off as a celebrity, but she's actually a kootch dancer in Coney Island. Claire and the boys inadvertently topple a dinosaur replica at the Museum of Anthropological History. And Hildy breaks any number of speeding laws attempting to get the lovers together and straighten out all misunderstandings. Adapted from the Broadway musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein, On the Town is one of the freshest, most exhilarating musicals turned out by the old MGM regime. The stars' verve and camaraderie are contagious, and the songs are staged by legendary musical director Stanley Donen and Kelly himself with wit and innovation. Highlights: the opening "New York, New York" number, shot on location and flat-cutting from one image to another at a dizzying pace; and Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen's "Miss Turnstyles Ballet."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2008
UPC: 0883929005956
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 996

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Gabey
Frank Sinatra Chip
Betty Garrett Brunhilde Esterhazy
Ann Miller Claire Huddesen
Jules Munshin Ozzie
Vera-Ellen Ivy Smith
Florence Bates Mme. Dilyovska
Alice Pearce Lucy Shmeeler
George Meader Professor
Walter S. Baldwin Sign Poster
Eugene Borden Waiter
Claire Carleton Redhead
Hans Conried Francois, headwaiter
Lester Dorr Subway Passenger
Frank S. Hagney Cop
Bern Hoffman Worker, "New York, New York"
Judy Holliday Sailor's Date
William "Bill" Phillips Sailor
Dick Wessel Sailor Simpkins
Robert B. Williams Officer, Car 44
Murray Alper Cab Company Owner
Bea Benaderet Working Girl
Don Brodie Photo Layout Man
Tom Dugan Officer Tracy
Carol Haney Dancer in Green
Sid Melton Spud
Alex Romero Actor

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director,Choreography
Gene Kelly Director,Choreography
Leonard Bernstein Score Composer
Saul Chaplin Score Composer
Betty Comden Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Roger Edens Score Composer,Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Adolph Green Screenwriter
Sydney Guilaroff Makeup
Lennie Hayton Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack D. Moore Set Decoration/Design
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Conrad Salinger Score Composer
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Winters Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- On the Town
1. Credits [1:54]
2. New York, New York [4:41]
3. Sights to See [2:09]
4. Miss Turnstiles [5:08]
5. In the Flesh Taxi! [4:45]
6. Remarkable Specimen [2:57]
7. Prehistoric Man [4:38]
8. All Broken Up [:57]
9. Museum Mishmash [1:50]
10. Come Up to my Place [2:57]
11. Hildy's; Lucy [2:34]
12. Symphonic Hall [3:29]
13. Small-Town Reunion [1:49]
14. Main Street [3:54]
15. It's a Date (Not) [2:23]
16. You're Awful [4:51]
17. Hanging Around [3:49]
18. On the Town [4:56]
19. Club Sambacabana [5:04]
20. Ivy Exits [3:25]
21. Lucy Fills in [3:30]
22. Count on me [5:11]
23. A Day in New York [8:06]
24. Brooklyn-Bound [2:44]
25. Ivy's Gig [1:44]
26. New Ensemble Members [2:43]
27. The Navy's Defenders [2:41]
28. New York Reprise [1:46]
29. Cast List [:53]

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On the Town 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining: This film is so great and will keep you singing and laughing all throughout. With great actors like Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, how can you go wrong. They dance through the movie with Betty Garrett, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen and it's truly and must have!
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Based in 1949, Navy sailors Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie have a 24-hour day pass to see and enjoy the sights of New York City as well as enjoy the company of pretty ladies. Gabey "falls" for "Miss Turnstile" and the fun begins. A high-speed car chase, dancing girls, and borough hopping are all part of this comedy put to music. What does the state of Indiana have to do with Ivy? Watch the DVD and find out. Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly are entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A helluva movie filmed on location in NYC
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