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Directed by Vincente Minnelli

United States 1958 115 mins.

Winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, this glorious depiction of Belle Époque Paris stars Leslie Caron as a precocious girl groomed to be a kept woman, who comes to realize she’d rather marry for love instead. Featuring some of Lerner and Loewe’s finest songs (“Thank Heaven for Little Girls”) and the suave Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan, it was the last of the great MGM musicals and crowned the career of director Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris, Meet Me in Saint Louis).

Genres: Musical, Romance



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