The Pirate

The Pirate

Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1948 • United States
Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

The larger-than-life talents of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, the intoxicating songs of Cole Porter, and the imaginative direction of Vincente Minnelli come together in this colorful musical romance. In a Hollywood fantasy vision of a Caribbean island, a sheltered young woman (Garland) dreams of being whisked away by a dashing pirate. Enter a traveling troubadour (Kelly) who realizes that impersonating the notorious seafarer Macoco may be the surest way to win her heart. Among the showstopping highlights: the tap-dancing acrobatics of the astounding Nicholas Brothers and Garland and Kelly getting gloriously silly in “Be a Clown.”

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The Pirate
  • The Pirate

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1948 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

    The larger-than-life talents of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, the intoxicating songs of Cole Porter, and the imaginative direction of Vincente Minnelli come together in this colorful musical roma...