New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town - especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights... and meet Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen. 

Fun-loving sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) have 24 hours of shore leave in New York City, and they want to make every second count. While Chip hooks up with loudmouth cab driver Brunhilde (Betty Garrett) and Ozzie swoons for prim anthropologist Claire (Ann Miller), Gabey falls in love with an actress he sees in an advertisement, Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen). Leonard Bernstein, with lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, provides the music.

Gaiety, rhythm, humour and a good, wholesome dash of light romance have been artfully blended together in this bright Technicolored comedy. New York Times

 

Kelly and Donen take the MGM musical outdoors, the New York minute is stretched to 24 hours. CinePassion

 

Delightful, athletic stuff with some unusual — but wonderful location shooting. New York never looked better.Empire Magazine

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk