Monday, 8 March 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 172

277 - On The Town - 2 stars
3 sailors get 24 hours 'shore leave' in the Big Apple but with a U certificate it is safe to say that this is not The Last Detail!
After somehow managing to do all the tourist hotspots (Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockerfeller Center) in just three hours to the one memorable song in the film, New York, New York, it's a wonderful town, the Bronx is up and the battery's down... As someone who has been to NYC I can tell you that it would take a hell of a lot more than three hours to do all that!
What follows is Gene Kelly searching New York with fellow sailors Frank Sinatra and some other guy to try and find and romance Ann Miller's Miss Turnstiles through the medium of song and dance.
A bright, breezy and inoffensive musical yet ultimately forgettable. Also has a bizarre sequence where there is a musical within a musical recap of the day's events. Very odd.

Days remaining - 193 Films remaining - 249

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