It's Always Fair Weather
Release: January 01, 1955
Release: January 01, 1955

It's Always Fair Weather is a 1955 MGM musical satire scripted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who also wrote the show's lyrics, with music by André Previn and starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray, and dancer/choreographer Michael Kidd in his first film acting role. The film, co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen, was made in CinemaScope and Eastmancolor. Although well-received critically at the time, it was not a commercial success, and is widely regarded as the last of the major MGM musicals. In recent years it has been recognized as a seminal film because of the inventiveness of its dance routines. Three ex-G.I.s, Ted Riley, Doug Hallerton, and Angie Valentine, have served in World War II together and become best friends. At the beginning of the film, set in October 1945, they dance through the street celebrating their upcoming release from the service ("The Binge") and meet at their favorite New York bar. They vow eternal friendship, and before going their separate ways, promise to reunite exactly ten years later at the same spot. Returning they find the times have changed and there may not be just one thing left in common.

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