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An early Sinatra and Gene Kelly gem,
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This film is a veritable cornucopia of music and dance for most of its 140 minutes. The story concerns two sailors (Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly) on leave in Los Angeles where they meet up with the lovely Kathryn Grayson as a budding classical singer. They rescue her young nephew when he goes walkabout in the city. She is keen to audition for Jose Iturbi (playing himself), who displays a gentle, laconic style in his responses to the comments of Chip (Sinatra) whom he is supposed to know but in fact has never before met. The plot is insubstantial but the music is lovely and the dances quite spectacular. In his Spanish dance, to the tune of La Cumparsita by Rodriguez, Kelly looks more like Errol Flynn or Douglas Fairbanks as he hurtles acrobatically around the set. Kelly does a second Spanish dance with little Sharon McManus, but perhaps the most original dance is of Kelly with Jerry (of Tom and Jerry) to a Sammy Fain and Ralph Freed number called The Worry Song - a masterful bit of animation.