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It’s Always Fair Weather

As well as spoofing television, It's Always Fair Weather also takes on advertising agencies and TV commercials, and what emerges is a delightful musical satire.

Cast:
Gene Kelly Dan Dailey Cyd Charisse Dolores Gray Michael Kidd David Burns

As well as spoofing television, It’s Always Fair Weather also takes on advertising agencies and TV commercials, and what emerges is a delightful musical satire.

Betty Comden and Adolph Green, vet scripters of both Broadway and film tuners, present Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, and Michael Kidd as a trio of former GI buddies who meet 10 years after World War II. Somehow the warm friendship that existed during the war years has deteriorated into a sour reunion as different interests have driven the buddies apart.

Dolores Gray, as the temperamental, syrupy hostess, registers excellently in appearance, emoting and warbling. Kidd, better known as a choreographer, emerges as a seasoned musicomedy performer.

Kelly, Dailey and Kidd score in group routines and Kelly and Dailey have a field day in solo outings. Kelly’s roller skating routine and Dailey’s drunk act at a chi-chi party are standouts. Cyd Charisse has only one terp routine, but she carries it off to perfection.

1955: Nominations: Best Story & Screenplay, Scoring of a Musical Picture,

It's Always Fair Weather

Production: M-G-M. Director Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen; Producer Arthur Freed; Screenplay Betty Comden, Adolph Green; Camera Robert Bronner; Editor Adrienne Fazan; Music Andre Previn; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Arthur Lonergan

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1955. Running time: 104 MIN.

With: Gene Kelly Dan Dailey Cyd Charisse Dolores Gray Michael Kidd David Burns

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