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It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  2 September 1955 (USA)
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Three soldiers meet 10 years after their last meeting in New York again, and find out, that they have litte in common now.

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Storyline

Ted, Doug, and Angie are three ex-G.I.s who vow to meet again at a New York bar on October 11, 1955. They all show up on the appointed day, but quickly find that their friendship isn't what it used to be. However, a program coordinator wants to bring the three men together again on a live TV show. Circumstances are further complicated by a group of gangsters who are after Ted. Written by Azure_Girl

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Release Date:

2 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Beau fixe sur New York  »

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Budget:

$2,062,256 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (35 mm optical prints)| (Western Electric Sound System) (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Betty Comden and Adolph Green originally conceived this musical as a sequel to their smash, On the Town (1949), having the new film reunite Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. The concept was changed somewhat because was Mr. Sinatra was unavailable to reprise his role. See more »

Goofs

When Ted runs out of Tim's Bar after reading the "Dear John" letter from his girlfriend, at least one of the cars on the street (a taxi) is an early 1950s model, although the scene is set in 1945. See more »

Quotes

Ted Riley: Look lady, if you'll excuse, you don't have to hang around with me all evening. I wish I didn't have to hang around with myself.
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Connections

Featured in 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Thanks a Lot, but No Thanks
(1955) (uncredited)
Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Dolores Gray
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Wonderful MGM Technicolor musical, with a slightly sad tinge
29 May 2006 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Three Army buddies go their separate ways after they return home, but vow to meet at their local hangout in ten years to prove that they're still the best of buds. Doesn't turn out that way. They aren't the same people, they don't like each other much anymore, and they don't even really like themselves much. But the skeleton of the story sounds charming, and a TV exec (Cyd Charisse) plans to get them all on television in a surprise ambush. Gene Kelly steals the movie, mostly because he pretty much literally did so. Apparently he was a total diva during the production and post-production, cutting numbers and making sure he got all the best moments. His two Army buddies are far less interesting. But the film still works pretty damn well. All the musical numbers are fantastic, especially Kelly's roller skate number and Charisse's dance with the boxers (love the blue duds). Dolores Gray has a juicy supporting role as an arrogant TV hostess. Her musical number may be the best part of the film. All in all, a gem.


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