On the Town (1949) Poster



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Version of 

Loistokaupunki (1966) (TV Movie)

Edited into 


Bringing Up Baby (1938)
The destruction of the Brontosaurus skeleton at the museum quotes the last scene of Bringing up Baby.

Referenced in 

Omnibus: The American Musical Comedy (1956) (TV Episode)
Part of a song from this show is heard.
The Monkees: Monkees Manhattan Style (1967) (TV Episode)
Davy sings a snippet of "New York, New York".
New York, New York (1977)
In "New York, New York" a sailor in whites and a girl dance in a scene that recalls "On the Town"
Wombling Free (1978)
"Wombling White Tie And Tails" references the music, costumes and dance number
Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982) (TV Movie)
Albert Finney says he saw this film several times at once.
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)
The theater marquee that they pass.
Saturday Night Live: Madeline Kahn/Bush (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Leg Up'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Will it still be 'a hell of a town,' sir?"
Saturday Night Live: Phil Hartman/Gin Blossoms (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Leg Up
Law & Order: Castoff (1998) (TV Episode)
Eddie Chandler refers to the film.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Ichabod introduces his adopted son to New York City by saying, "You'll soon find your bearings, young Masbath. The Bronx is up, the Battery is down, and home is this way."
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001) (Video)
Referenced in Leg Up
Gilmore Girls: Run Away, Little Boy (2001) (TV Episode)
Madeline says that Tristan and his two new friends standing next to each other dressed alike is very "On the Town".
The Notebook (2004)
During the montage of Allie and Lon's romance they're seen outside a movie theater with "On the Town" on the marquee
Six Feet Under: That's My Dog (2004) (TV Episode)
David tells the hitchhiker that the only reason he wanted to join the Navy was so he could wear a uniform like Gene Kelly in the film.
The West Wing: The Wake Up Call (2005) (TV Episode)
C.J. asks the President "Are we gonna throw on sailor caps and chase after Miss Turnstiles?"
Récit de voyage (2005) (Video)
poster shown
Confetti (2006)
discussed as a possible theme for the Hollywood Musical wedding
The Last Time (2006)
Jamie mentions the song "New York, New York" and sings some of it
Ugly Betty: The Lyin', the Watch and the Wardrobe (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Adopt a Sailor (2008)
Critically deconstructed by the film maker character Richard.
Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Pearl Jam (2010) (TV Episode)
In the "Hamlet" audition segment, Nathan Lane (Bobby Moynihan) sings "Denmark, Denmark" to the tune of "New York, New York" from "On the Town."
Chico & Rita (2010)
Turns up in dream sequence
Stanley Donen: You Just Do It (2010)
Movie directed by Stanley Donen
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
The main characters sing "New York, New York."
Men at Lunch (2012)
Still with Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin and Frank Sinatra.
Archer: Liquid Lunch (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

An Evening with Gene Kelly (1977) (TV Movie)
Features Clip
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (1978) (TV Special)
a clip from this film is introduced by Gene Kelly
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
After (1990)
Playing on TV
Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993) (TV Episode)
Features a clip from the movie
Siskel & Ebert: When a Man Loves a Woman/PCU/With Honors/No Escape/The Favor (1994) (TV Episode)
A clip within clips: The teaser features clips from "That's Entertainment III" (1994), which in turn include a clip from this movie.
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "New York, New York" is #41 on the list.
Boys Life 5 (2006) (Video)
In After, playing on TV
Frank in the Fifties (2008) (Video)
clips shown
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
Let's Dance (2009)
the documentary shows clips from this film
Stars of the Silver Screen: Frank Sinatra (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented

Spoofed in 

The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #1.9 (1976) (TV Episode)
spoofed as Dolls in the navy
The Simpsons: Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood (1993) (TV Episode)
Bart and Milhouse sing a parody of "New York, New York" (called "Springfield, Springfield"), then a sailor comes by and starts singing the real song so Bart points the way to New York
The Simpsons: All Singing, All Dancing (1998) (TV Episode)
Bart and Milhouse's "Springfield, Springfield" songs spoofs "New York, New York."
Superjail!: Combaticus (2008) (TV Episode)
The Warden sings a parody of the song "New York, New York" from this musical.
Family Guy: Hot Pocket-Dial (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofs the song 'You're Awful'
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
The Channing Tatum scene with singing sailors.

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