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Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer 

A documentary on Gene Kelly.




Episode credited cast:
Stanley Tucci ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
Betsy Blair ... Herself
Leslie Caron ... Herself
Cyd Charisse ... Herself
Betty Comden ... Herself
Dan Dailey ... Himself (archive footage)
Stanley Donen ... Himself (archive footage)
Nina Foch ... Herself
Douglas Fowley ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)
Betty Garrett ... Herself
Beth Genne Beth Genne ... Herself (as Beth Genné)
Kathryn Grayson ... Herself (archive footage)


A look at the life, the work, and the contributions of Gene Kelly to movies and movie making. The film celebrates Kelly's putting story-telling into dance and discovering, along with Martha Graham and Jerome Robbins, an American style. It examines his partnership with Stanley Dolan, his bringing of tap and ballet into musicals, his marriages and personal competitiveness, his political views, and his work on stage as well as in film. This production details his contributions as a dancer, choreographer, and director. The narration and talking heads also discuss his muscular style, his low center of gravity, and his masculine appeal. Written by <>

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1 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Gene Kelly - tanssin anatomia See more »

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Included as a special feature for the An American in Paris DVD. See more »


Edited from The Pirate (1948) See more »

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Great documentary!
1 July 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

If you want clips of all of Kelly's best musicals, and commentary from some of the actors he worked with, then this is for you. It's basically a fun timeline of his movie career, as well as a little private life info, and well worth it for any fan to catch. Features interviews with Cyd Charisse, Leslie Caron, Betty Garrett, Betsy Blair, and old footage of Gene himself.

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