Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
The American painter Jerry Mulligan falls in love with Paris from the early post-war years to the young saleswoman Lise Bouvier. She reciprocates his feelings, but is already engaged to the famous singer Henri (played by Georges Guetary). Everything steers towards a tragic end, but the fate of the three takes a surprising turn at a big costume festival.
Background & Information
“An American in Paris” is one of the most beautiful and successful musicals in film history. In the leading role, a sensational Gene Kelly, completely in his element: His boundless perfectionism in the elaboration of dance scenes was rewarded in 1951 with an honorary Oscar. Leslie Caron got her start thanks to Gene Kelly, who discovered her. Her ability to hold her own as a dancer makes the two the first “it” couple on the dance floor.