PARADISE THEATRE presents ON THE TOWN

ON THE TOWN (1949)

THIS JANUARY- We are starting at the very beginning! (A very good place to start...) Let us commence 2023 by celebrating the films that commenced the careers of some of the world's finest filmmakers of past and present. The Paradise Presents: START ME UP. Ten audacious feature directorial debuts from the 1930s to the 2000s that will kick off your year on the right note.

THEY PAINT THE TOWN WITH JOY! The 1949 movie musical ON THE TOWN marks the directorial debut of two greats of the form- Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly! The dancing pair met during the original Broadway production of PAL JOEY where Kelly would soon hire his new pal as his assistant choreographer and a legendary partnership was born. ON THE TOWN has all the lively entertainment that would mark the rest of their careers- separately and together. Bring the whole family to revisit this timeless classic!

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). Leonard Bernstein, with lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, provides the music.

(Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Sunday January 22nd 2 PM/1:30 PM Doors

Directed by:
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Featuring:
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin
Country:
United States of America (the)
Year:
1949
Runtime:
98 mins
Rating:
G
Language:
English

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