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Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts Nina Foch, who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier Leslie Caron--who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri Georges Guetary, a popular nightclub performer the film was supposed to make Guetary into "the ...
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Overview

Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts Nina Foch, who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier Leslie Caron--who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri Georges Guetary, a popular nightclub performer the film was supposed to make Guetary into "the New Chevalier." It didn't. The thinnish plot is held together by the superlative production numbers and by the recycling of several vintage George Gershwin tunes, including "I Got Rhythm," "S'wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay." Highlights include Guetary's rendition of "Stairway to Paradise"; Oscar Levant's fantasy of conducting and performing Gershwin's "Concerto in F" Levant also appears as every member of the orchestra; and the closing 17-minute "American in Paris" ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists.
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Special Features

Casablanca: 2 commentaries: critic Roger Ebert and historian Rudy Behlmer; Introduction by Lauren Becall; Mrs. Miniver: Greer Garson academy awards; Footage; Photo gallery; 2 World War II-era shots: Mr. Blabbermouth and For the Common Defense; Gigi: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; Vintage short the Million Dollar Nickel; Classic cinemascope cartoon the Vanishing Duck; Theatrical trailer; An American in Paris: Commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare interview with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Aruthur Feed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff, and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch; Vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short Paris on Parade; Classic cartoon Symphony in Slang; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • UPC: 883929049677
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 7:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,081

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Casablanca
1. Credits and Foreword [2:23]
2. Refugee Roundup [4:06]
3. Rick's Café Americain [2:21]
4. Impressed With Ugarte [3:50]
5. Knock on Wood [1:13]
6. Renault the Romantic [3:24]
7. Lowdown on Laszlo [3:20]
8. Ugarte Arrested [2:11]
9. Citizen of the World [2:27]
10. The Laszlos [3:39]
11. Tango Delle Rose [2:16]
12. Play it, Sam [2:26]
13. Reunion [2:25]
14. Of All the Gin Joints [2:44]
15. Paris Memories [3:25]
16. Here's Looking at You [5:40]
17. Ilsa's Story [2:59]
18. No Names, No Travel [3:07]
19. At the Blue Parrot [:33]
20. Visa For One [3:52]
21. Everybody Comes to Rick's [2:39]
22. If Someone Loved You [3:32]
23. Lucky Guy [2:31]
24. The Mighty Marseillaise [2:51]
25. Were You Lonely? [5:13]
26. Ilsa's Plea [3:08]
27. For Both of Us [2:53]
28. Destiny's Hand [4:11]
29. Double-Dealing [3:16]
30. Least Vulnerable Spot [3:18]
31. We'll Always Have Paris [3:14]
32. Beautiful Friendship [4:01]
Disc #1, Side B -- Mrs. Miniver
1. Credits and Foreward [1:42]
2. Nice Things [3:57]
3. A Rose by Her Name [3:32]
4. Pricey Purchases [3:53]
5. Lucky People [5:44]
6. Oxford Enlightenment [2:16]
7. Carol's Request, Vin's Protest [5:27]
8. Wonderful Evening [5:55]
9. Eye Contact [3:03]
10. At War [2:23]
11. Good Luck, Horace [4:42]
12. Sirens, Milday [3:33]
13. Lights Out [2:12]
14. Ready For Real [4:30]
15. Vin Called to Duty [4:57]
16. Signal From the Sky [2:03]
17. Clem Called to Duty [2:55]
18. Destination Dunkirk [3:46]
19. Their Comfort [2:28]
20. The Enemy [:21]
21. The Same Thing Here [5:30]
22. Homecomings [5:31]
23. Trading War Stories [3:05]
24. Lady Beldon Calls [4:25]
25. Bomb Shelter [4:07]
26. Time Enough For Tears [8:42]
27. Flower Show [4:53]
28. Challenge Cup Winner [2:47]
29. Plane Crash [5:54]
30. Air-Raid Casualty [4:58]
31. Our War [4:06]
32. Cast List [9:20]
Disc #2, Side A -- An American in Paris
1. Credits [2:13]
2. Americans in Paris [2:53]
3. Coffee With Henri [2:27]
4. Embraceably Enchanting [3:35]
5. By Strauss [3:28]
6. Unexpected Sale [2:36]
7. Party Invitation [3:29]
8. I Got Rhythm [3:20]
9. Party of Two [2:35]
10. Not Housebroken Yet [4:16]
11. Two Touchy Ladies [2:26]
12. Two Breakfast Calls [2:20]
13. Perfume Counter Encounter [3:50]
14. Tra-La-La [3:49]
15. Double Dater [3:45]
16. Love is Here to Stay [6:36]
17. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise [2:26]
18. All-American News [3:08]
19. Concerto in F (3rd Movement) [3:55]
20. Artist at Work [:36]
21. Woman Trouble [5:54]
22. 'S Wonderful [3:17]
23. I Love You Goodbye [3:41]
24. Art Students Ball [3:06]
25. Paris is Not Enough [3:43]
26. An American in Paris [2:01]
27. Stairway to Paradise [5:39]
Disc #3, Side B -- Gigi
1. Credits [1:28]
2. Ladies in Review [4:34]
3. Thank Heaven For Little Girls [3:32]
4. All the Lessons You Need [3:35]
5. It's a Bore [5:00]
6. Tea For Two [4:06]
7. Lunch and Learn [3:41]
8. Cigars and Jewelry [4:17]
9. The Parisians [2:51]
10. Icy Patter [3:33]
11. Gossip [3:24]
12. She is Not Thinking of Me [2:52]
13. Bore War [2:56]
14. Tragedy at Honfleur [4:04]
15. On the Town [2:14]
16. Party Host to Dinner Guest [1:41]
17. The Night They Invented Champagne [5:50]
18. Trip to Trouville [3:09]
19. I Remember it Well [2:16]
20. Crash Courses [5:18]
21. The Education She Gets [3:57]
22. For Respectability's Sake [5:26]
23. Gaston's Soliloquy [3:13]
24. Gigi [2:17]
25. Bathtub Negotiations [3:05]
26. World-Famous Past [6:07]
27. Rejected and Rebuffed [17:29]
28. I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore [1:15]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Casablanca
   Introduction by Lauren Bacall
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Film Critic Roger Ebert
      Commentary by Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
      A Great Cast is Worth Repeating
      Other Legendary Titles Available From Warner Home Video
         Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
         Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
         Treasure of Sierre Madre (1948)
      Cast & Crew
      Awards
      Theatrical Trailer
      Re-Release Trailer 1992
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #1, Side B -- Mrs. Miniver
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Greer Garson Academy Awards Footage
      Photo Gallery
      MGM Shorts
         Mr. Blabbermouth
         For the Common Defense
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2, Side A -- An American in Paris
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Patricia Ward Kelly With Aruthur Freed, Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Alan Jay Lerner, Saul Chaplin, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch, Michael Feinstein, Johnny Green, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff
      Paris on Parade
      Symphony in Slanc
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Japanese
      Subtitles: Thai
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3, Side B -- Gigi
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
      Miserable With You
      Say a Prayer For Me Tonight
      Center of Attention
      Thinking Things Through
      Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Finale)
   Special Features
      Commentary by Jeanine Basinger With Leslie Caron
      The Million Dollar Nickel
      The Vanishing Duck
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Japanese
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful classics!

    There is no getting around the ageless appeal of these four classics. Sometimes a little dated but so wonderful that you don't care. Enjoy them time and again.

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