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Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer 

A documentary on Gene Kelly.

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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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Release Date:

1 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gene Kelly - tanssin anatomia See more »

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


References A Guide for the Married Man (1967) See more »

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12 April 2003 | by TrpleThreat22See all my reviews

I am a huge Kelly fan, and this is a superb documentary! Featuring clips from most of his films and all of them being re-mastered makes this documentary great! There are stories and comments from his co-workers and family such as Betsy Blair, Leslie Caron, Debbie Reynolds, Kerry Kelly Novick (his oldest daughter), Tim Kelly (son), and many others. The only problem is that I wish it were longer!


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