Starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Dean Stockwell, Pamela Britton
Imaginative. Hokey. Endearing.
Imaginative movie musical following two sailors on leave in Hollywood. The more experienced Brady (Kelly) promises to help Doolittle (Sinatra) with a woman they meet, and whom Doolittle has fallen for. Things become complicated, however, once Brady finds himself attracted to her. There’s a great fantasy interlude in the picture where Kelly is transported to an animated world where he shares a dance with Jerry from Tom and Jerry. It’s the real standout from Anchors Aweigh, but the whole movie is wonderful. I can forgive and even expect a level of corniness in these old MGM musicals.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-