On the Town
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Three sailors on a 24-hour pass navigate New York, NY--that wonderful town--and come face-to-face, literally, with three its native inhabitants. Gabey falls hard for a "model" who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, thinking she's a high society deb. (She's really a "cooch" dancer at Coney Island). Chip gets high jacked by a horny lady cab driver, and Ozzie hooks up with a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he's the perfect reincarnation of a "prehistoric man." Singing and dancing abound.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fine, freewheeling musical."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Gaiety, rhythm, humor and a good, wholesome dash of light romance have been artfully blended together in this bright Technicolored comedy."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"On the Town is so energetic and vital that the screen barely contains it."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's romp, it's a romance, it's a songfest, it's everything that has now become rather passe in a musical comedy."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Disappointingly flat musical; if you're after a Kelly/Sinatra pairing, you'll do better with Anchors Aweigh (and even that is no masterpiece)."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"The pep, enthusiasm and apparent fun the makers of On the Town had in putting it together comes through to the audience and gives the picture its best asset."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Delightful, athletic stuff with some unusual -- but wonderful -- location shooting. New York never looked better."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Its aww-shucks charm becomes hard to resist as the three sailors dart around Manhattan, looking for culture, sights, and, of course, 24-hour love."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"as fresh as the day it was minted."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Filmcritic.com
"Simply wonderful and a time capsule to boot!"
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
"On the Town is exhilarating, brash spectacle, all rip-snorting, wisecracking attack, and maybe just a teensy bit unlikeable."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"One of the last great movie musicals."
‑ , Film4
"With Donen and Kelly at the musical helm, it's no surprise that the song-and-dance numbers are top notch."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"A lively and brash musical comedy spectacle."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Overrrated musical with pleasing moments."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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