Just a trifle forced, like Gene Kelly. And stolen by a tapping whirlwind named Annie Miller, flying through the Museum of Natural History in a blaze of green gingham. But New York City never looked more beautiful or exciting on screen than in ON THE TOWN, a breakthrough film that, for the
first time, took the musical out of the claustrophobic sound stages and onto the streets for on-location shooting. Perfectly fusing story, songs, and dances, with no production number staged merely for its own sake, ON THE TOWN is so energetic and vital that the screen barely contains it; the
actors seem ready to leap off and dance up the aisles. The slim story follows sailors Gab...