Would-be sequel to On The Town with three servicemen reuniting in New York for some TV special or other, older but wiser etc. etc. Sod the pretensions to social comment, what are the numbers? Well, Gene Kelly rollerskates around a phoney New York, Dan Dailey (a stand in for Jules Munshin, if you can imagine the ignominy) prats about with a lampshade on his head and both do that ‘foot stuck in dustbin lid’ bit. Cyd Charisse gets in the boxing ring, and Dolores Gray is harrassed by a gang of dinner jacketed blokes walking on their knees, until she shoots them and deposits them down a big trapdoor. Stanley Donen directs, and Andrew Preview conducts.Read More
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Jack ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ Buchanan plays a thinly-disguised Jose ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ Ferrer, lousing up Astaire and Charisse’s fun musical with pretentious balletic trappings. Final ‘Girl Hunt’ dance praised to the rafters by all, and rightly so, though we do always register a sigh of disappointment whenever we see this film billed and realise it isn’t The Band Waggon, with Arthur Askey and Stinker Murdoch in a haunted castle. Imagine what they would have got up to with Cyd Charisse!Read More