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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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M-G-M's Gigantic and Joyous Musical


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Release Date:

2 September 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fair Weather  »

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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

Heavily promoted in the first episode of "MGM Parade" in 1955 with a clip and interview featuring star Cyd Charisse. See more »

Goofs

Early in their reunion, where the guys are sitting together and awkwardly fumbling for something to talk about, one asks the others who they think will win the World Series. The 1955 Series actually ended on 4 October, a week before the events in this film. (The Brookjyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees four games to three.) It should have been obvious to the filmmakers that the World Series of that era would have ended well before 11 October, no matter who was playing or how many games it went. See more »

Quotes

Doug Hallerton: Somebody stole my moustache. Fielding, I want that moustache returned, every hair in place.
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I Shouldn't Have Come
(1955) (uncredited)
from "The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314" (1867)
Music by Johann Strauß
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
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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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