Song of the Day #4,430: ‘I Got Rhythm’ – Gene Kelly

Continuing my personal ranking of the 25 movie musicals deemed essential by the American Film Institute…

#21. An American in Paris – 1951
(#9 on the AFI list)

An American in Paris goes down as one of my biggest disappointments. Not that it’s bad, but I had very high expectations. One of five movies on the list to win Best Picture, one of three by acclaimed director Vincente Minnelli, and one of three to star the peerless Gene Kelly, this movie seemed destined for my personal top ten.

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