Gene Kelly made Hollywood musical history anew with XANADU--not only had he starred in perhaps the greatest musical of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, he could now claim the dubious additional distinction of having appeared in one of the worst. Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck)
finds a muse in the form of Kira (Olivia Newton-John), a painted figure who, with her sisters, comes alive faster than you can say, "Let's put on a show!" to sing, roller-skate, inspire Sonny, and generally get the plot moving. Enter Danny McGuire (Kelly), a wealthy businessman who was a
clarinetist in the 40s--when, it's revealed in flashback, he too was inspired by Kira. He stil...