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MOV IE SYN O P S I S This song-and-dance movie was built around a selection of famous musical works by George Gershwin, including featured song lyrics by his brother, Ira Gershwin, and with many of them utilized for choreography and dancing by Gene Kelly. P A R I S , shortly after the Second World War. Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an

American G.I. struggling to make an artist’s life for himself as a painter along the city’s famous Left Bank. Soon, we meet French music hall star singer Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary), who is describing his girlfriend, Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron), to pianist Adam Cook (Oscar Levant) while breakfasting at a local café [Embraceable You]. Jerry arrives and the three entertain the neighborhood in song and dance [By Strauss]. In need of cash, Jerry sets up on a sidewalk in Montmartre to sell some of his artwork. There, he’s approached by an American heiress, Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who buys two of his paintings and then invites him to a party at her swanky apartment that night. Returning to his flat, Jerry is buoyed by his many friends among the neighborhood children and teaches them an American song [I Got Rhythm]. That evening, Jerry arrives at Milo’s only to discover that the heiress has planned the “party” as a date for two. Jerry rejects her advances (both romantic and monetary), but Milo claims interest only in his artistry and convinces Jerry to go to a jazz café instead. There, they run into some of Milo’s friends, while Jerry is smitten with a woman sitting at a nearby table. Her name is Lise, and Jerry quickly whisks her onto the dance floor and asks for her telephone number. Milo is not pleased. Still filled with romance the following day, Jerry calls Lise, but she asks him to leave her alone. Milo spends the morning promoting Jerry’s artwork. He stops in at the Perfumerie where Lise works and helps her complete a sale, then charms Lise into agreeing to go out on a date with him. He returns to his apartment building and, with friend Adam at the piano, sings joyfully about his growing interest in Lise [Tra-La-La, or This Time it’s Really Love]. That night, they meet at a café. Despite Lise’s ongoing relationship with Henri, she is falling for Jerry. They share a song and dance (and kisses) along the banks of the Seine River [Our Love is Here to Stay]. Later that same evening, Henri performs a new number at one of the city’s famed music halls [I’ll Severance Hall 2018-19

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