Gene Kelly's best film: 'An American in Paris' or 'Singin' in the Rain'? | The Tylt
Fans are celebrating the 105th anniversary of Gene Kelly's birthday, the screen legend who starred in some of the best musicals of the 1940s and '50s. "An American in Paris" won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1952. Gene showed his versatility as a screen star—hence, he won an honorary Oscar that same year. But "Singin' in the Rain" is lauded as one of the most iconic films ever made; the Library of Congress added the film to the National Film Registry back in 1989. Which film is Gene's best? 🎥 🌟
Gene Kelly's best film: 'An American in Paris' or 'Singin' in the Rain'?
Below is the synopsis of "An American in Paris," per IMDB.
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
"An American in Paris" is regarded as a big budget musical of the '50s movie era, and the film won a total of six Academy Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color), Best Costume Design (Color), Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) and Best Picture. The film was also nominated for Best Director and Best Film Editing. Gene won an honorary Oscar the same year for his versatility as an actor, singer, dancer, and director.
Check out Gene slay below in one of the film's musical numbers.
Below is the synopsis of "Singin' in the Rain," per IMDB.
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Just about everyone can sing along to Gene quite literally singing in the rain. It's regarded as one of the most iconic movie scenes—even though the film has been out for generations at this point. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 1989 for its cultural significance.
Watch the legendary musical number below.