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It’s Always Fair Weather
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen • 1955 • United States
Starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse
Sparkling with wit and exuberant numbers, IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER centers on three World War II buddies (Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, and Michael Kidd) who vow to reunite for old time’s sake in ten years. When they do, they find their friendship has fizzled—until a day of tangling with romance, boxing, the ad biz, and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a high-spirited romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, elegant Cyd Charisse’s KO of a routine with broken-nosed pugilists, and Kelly’s joyful, astonishing tap dance on roller skates.