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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Awards:
  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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Gabey
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Chip
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Brunhilde Esterhazy
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Claire Huddesen
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Ozzie
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Ivy Smith
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Mme. Dilyovska
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Lucy Shmeeler
George Meader ...
Professor
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Cab Company Owner (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ...
Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
Anne Beck ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Brooklyn Girl on Subway (uncredited)
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Brooklyn Girl on Subway (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Photo Layout Man (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Peter Chong ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Dorinda Clifton ...
Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
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Francois - Head Waiter (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
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Subway Passenger (uncredited)
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Officer Tracy - Car 44 (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ...
Little Girl's Mother (uncredited)
Luigi Faccuito ...
Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
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Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Wanda Flippen ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Clair Freeman ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
Timmy Hawkins ...
Boy in Subway (uncredited)
Bern Hoffman ...
Shipyard Singer (uncredited)
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Daisy - Simpkins' MGM Date (uncredited) (voice)
Curtis Loys Jackson Jr. ...
Boy in Subway (uncredited)
Richard Kean ...
Poet Type (uncredited)
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Sign Poster (uncredited)
Jack G. Lee ...
Speed Cop (uncredited)
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Max the Photographer (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
Helen McAllister ...
Kooch Girl (uncredited)
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Spud (uncredited)
Diane Nance ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
Kerry O'Day ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Norman Ollestad ...
Boy in Subway (uncredited)
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Sailor Simkins (uncredited)
Royal Raymond ...
Barker (uncredited)
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Sailor in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ...
Officer Mulrooney (uncredited)
Lee Scott ...
Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Tough Marine in Subway (uncredited)
Robert Smith ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Man in Subway Station (uncredited)
Tyra Vaughn ...
Dancer in 'Day in New York' Ballet (uncredited)
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Sailor Kovarsky (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant - Car 44 (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ...
Speed Cop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly

Written by

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Adolph Green ... (screenplay) and
Betty Comden ... (screenplay)
 
Adolph Green ... (based upon the musical play whose book was by) and
Betty Comden ... (based upon the musical play whose book was by)
 
Jerome Robbins ... (idea)

Produced by

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Roger Edens ... associate producer
Arthur Freed ... producer

Music by

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Conrad Salinger ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Harold Rosson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ralph E. Winters

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... makeup creator
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Gertsman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jack D. Moore ... associate set decorator

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
Richard Gramaglia ... sound (uncredited)
John A. Williams ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lloyd Isbell ... grip (uncredited)
Robert Martin ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Helen Rose ... costumes
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leonard Bernstein ... based upon the musical play with music by / based upon the musical play: lyrics by
Saul Chaplin ... vocal arrangements
Betty Comden ... additional songs: lyrics by / based upon the musical play: lyrics by
Roger Edens ... additional songs: music by
Adolph Green ... additional songs: lyrics by / based upon the musical play: lyrics by
Lennie Hayton ... musical director
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrations
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

Other crew

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George Abbott ... directed on the stage by
Paul Feigay ... stage producer
James Gooch ... Technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa ... Technicolor color consultant
Oliver Smith ... stage producer
Jeanne Coyne ... assistant: Mr. Kelly, Hollywood (uncredited)
Carol Haney ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Alex Romero ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Three sailors - Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York and the Big Apple will never be the same! Gabey falls head over heels for "Miss Turnstiles of the Month" (he thinks she's a high society deb when she's really a 'cooch dancer at Coney Island); innocent Chip gets highjacked (literally) by a lady cab driver; and Ozzie becomes the object of interest of a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he's the perfect example of a "prehistoric man". Wonderful music and terrific shots of New York at its best. Written by A.L.Beneteau

Plot Keywords
Taglines Come On, Everybody, Let's Go On the Town! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un jour à New York (France)
  • Das ist New York (Germany)
  • Un día en Nueva York (Spain)
  • Sømænd på vulkaner (Denmark)
  • Un día en Nueva York (Uruguay)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,111,250 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Frank Sinatra, who was very thin, had to wear prosthetic padding to fill out the seat of his uniform. In a TCM interview, Ann Miller said that Sinatra was extremely sensitive about his padding and did not appreciate the usual movie set horseplay involving his lower half. See more »
Goofs Spectators can be seen watching the filming of the "New York, New York" number in Rockfeller Center (though it could be argued that the sight of three men in navy uniforms singing and dancing might attract attention, even in New York). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002). See more »
Soundtracks New York, New York See more »
Crazy Credits Before the actual credits the film opens with an embossed card on a silver dish, reading: "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Silver Anniversary Picture." Most of the studio's 1949 releases opened with this. See more »
Quotes [attempting to escape from the police]
Gabey: Hilde, do you know where we can hide?
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Sure, I know a place right across the Brooklyn bridge where they'll never find us.
Gabey: Where is it?
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Brooklyn!
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