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An American in Paris Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1951
Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Screenwriter: Alan Jay Lerner
Producers: Arthur Freed
Studio: MGM

An American in Paris Synopsis

is THE American in Paris, trying to make a living as an artist in post WWII France. When he falls in love with young beauty Leslie Caron his life is turned around. That's the basic premise but it is the spectacular dance sequences that earned this 1951 movie seven Academy Awards.

An American in Paris Cast

Gene Kelly - Jerry Mulligan
Leslie Caron - Lise Bouvier
Oscar Levant - Adam Cook
Georges Guetary - Henre Baurel
Nina Foch - Milo Roberts

An American in Paris Awards and Nominations

1951 Academy Awards® Best Picture (Win)
Best Score (Win)
Best Original Screenplay (Win)
Best Costume Design (Win)
Best Art Direction (Win)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Editing (Nom)

1952 Golden Globe Awards® Best Film - Musical/Comedy (Win)

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An American in Paris

Adam Cook ( Oscar Levant ):

"It's not a pretty face I grant you but underneath it's flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character."

What is unique about Jerry Mulligan's bed?