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3.8
135 Ratings

It's Always Fair Weather

Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
United States, 1955
Musical, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

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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It's Always Fair Weather Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1956 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

Writers Guild of America

1956 | Nominee: Best Written American Musical (Screen)

The requisite happy ending is achieved through some well-orchestrated screwball that doesn’t quite rebut the more prosaic melancholy it follows. With a script by the great screenwriting team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and what may be the most inventive set of production numbers ever to grace an MGM musical.
May 03, 2017
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On the Town has, independently of its content, the youthful brio and wonder of young theater wunderkinds being given access to the fabled film-industry “train set.” It’s Always Fair Weather, by contrast, was Kelly and Donen’s last collaboration, and has the pain and disillusion of once-inseparable friends who can no longer stand the sight of one another. This, as it happens, is the theme of the film.
March 01, 2017
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Donen’s last, unhappy collaboration with Kelly may be their best… The camera takes in blocks at a time to keep up with Kelly’s highest degree-of-difficulty choreography: he tap-dances with his feet in trash can lids and roller skates, the latter in the incredible routine for Comden and Green’s sweet, clever “I Like Myself,” where he stops traffic and glides on air to thoughts of Cyd Charisse. A major American film.
November 30, 2016
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