Anchors Aweigh High Society On The Town

  |  330 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A Frank Sinatra musical triple bill. 'Anchors Aweigh (1945) is an Oscar-winning musical in which Sinatra and Gene Kelly star as two sailors looking for female companionship while on a four-day pass in Los Angeles. They meet a Hollywood extra (Kathryn Grayson) and try to help her realise her dream of being a star. The film features a famous sequence where Kelly dances with Jerry, the cartoon mouse of 'Tom and Jerry' fame. 'High Society' (1956) is a musical remake of 'The Philadelphia Story' and stars Grace Kelly as socialite Tracy Lord who, even as she prepares for her second marriage, still has obvious feelings for her ex-husband (Bing Crosby). She also strikes up a friendship with a reporter (Sinatra), who has been sent to cover her society wedding. The Cole Porter score includes 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire' and the famous Crosby/Sinatra duet 'Well, Did You Evah'. Finally, in 'On the Town' (1949) three sailors hit New York City for a 24-hour shore leave. The first order of business is to find some women to spend it with. Gene Kelly, Sinatra and Jules Munshin star in the first musical to make extensive use of location shooting rather than studio bound sets.