Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 5, 1955

It's Always Fair Weather (M-G-M), despite its inclement title, is a sunny example of a Hollywood rarity—a song-and-dance movie with enough plot to justify its dialogue and enough needling satire to make some points. Fair Weather's good fellows who get together are Gene Kelly (also, with Stanley Donen, the film's co-director and co-dancemaster), Dan Dailey and feather-footed Michael Kidd, the dancer and choreographer, in his first film role. Returning to the U.S. when World War II ends, the three army pals, mutually jittery about the prospects of renewed civilian life, ricochet up and down Manhattan's sleazy Third Avenue in one of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!