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An American In Paris

One of American Film Institute’s top 10 Greatest Movie Musicals Of All Time
Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Music

Who could ask for anything more?

Celebrated as one of the Top Ten Movie Musicals of All Time by The American Film Institute, Gene Kelly’s stunning performance with Leslie Caron in the City of Light is brought to life through the irresistible melodies of George Gershwin. In the embrace of a live full symphony orchestra, the whole audience experiences a performance of a musically great film and S’Wonderful!

Program Information

Film Credits


Gene Kelly — Jerry Mulligan

Leslie Caron — Lise Bouvier

Oscar Levant — Adam Cook

Georges Guetary — Henri Baurel (as Georges Guetary)

Nina Foch — Milo Roberts

  Screenplay by

Alan Jay Lerner


Story by

Alan Jay Lerner


Directed by

Vincente Minnelli


Produced by

Arthur Freed


Music by

George Gershwin


Lyrics by

Ira Gershwin


Film Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Production Credits

Producer: John Goberman

Original orchestrations reconstructed by: John Wilson

Technical Supervisor: Pat McGillen

Music Preparation: Larry Spivack


Running Time: 114 minutes


The producer wishes to acknowledge the contributions and extraordinary support of John Waxman (Themes & Variations).

A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.


Flute 1

Flute 2 / Alto Flute / Piccolo

Flute 3 / Piccolo


Oboe / English horn — optional: use 2 players


Clarinet 1 – Bb and A

Clarinet 2 / Eb Clar

Bass Clarinet


Alto Sax 1 / Clarinet

Alto Sax 2 / Clarinet

Tenor Sax 1 / Clarinet

Tenor Sax 2 / Bass Clarinet 2

Baritone Sax


Bassoon 1

Bassoon 2


4 Horns in F

3 Trumpets in Bb

3 Trombones




Percussion (4 players)




Piano / Celeste



Banjo (opt.)

Mandolin (opt.)

Accordion (opt.)


Violin 1

Violin 2



Contrabass / Rhythm Bass (Double)

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