THE CAST INCLUDES
(ANCHORS AWEIGH, THE PIRATE, ON THE TOWN, SINGIN IN THE RAIN, INHERIT
THE WIND, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT)
(LILI, DADDY LONGLEGS, GIGI, FANNY, THE L-SHAPED ROOM, FATHER GOOSE,
IS PARIS BURNING?, THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN)
With Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, and Georges Guetary.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
American Arthur Freed (1894 - 1973), who did many MGM musicals,
produced two Best Pictures: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (51) and GIGI (58).
Freed's other works include: BABES IN ARMS, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, ZIEGFELD
FOLLIES, ON THE TOWN, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, SHOWBOAT, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN,
KISMET, and BELLS ARE RINGING.
Arthur J. Freed was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
NOTES & TRIVA
Jay Lerner received the Screenplay & Story Oscar. While Alfred
Gilks and John Alton were awarded the Oscar for Color Cinematography.
Cedric Gibbons and Preston Ames; Ewin B. Willis and Keogh Gleason received
Oscars for Best Color Art Direction.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS also got the Oscar for Best Musical (Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin) and for Best Color Costume Design (Orry Kelly, Walter
Plunkett, and Irene Sharaff).
This was Leslie Caron first film.
Gene Kelly received a special Oscar for his multiple talents and "brilliant
achievements" in the field of film Choreography.
Memorable songs/dances include: "I've Got Rhythm" and "I'll
Build a Stairway to Paradise".
Kelly's and Caron's 20 minute ballet sequence is the longest dance number
Art Direction (*)
Costume Design (*)
OTHER "BEST PICTURE" NOMINATIONS
DECISION BEFORE DAWN
A PLACE IN THE SUN
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE