On the Town
On the Town (1949)

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,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 2, 2000
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A fine, freewheeling musical.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Gaiety, rhythm, humor and a good, wholesome dash of light romance have been artfully blended together in this bright Technicolored comedy.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

On the Town is so energetic and vital that the screen barely contains it.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Delightful, athletic stuff with some unusual -- but wonderful -- location shooting. New York never looked better.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

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.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

On the Town is exhilarating, brash spectacle, all rip-snorting, wisecracking attack, and maybe just a teensy bit unlikeable.

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One of the last great movie musicals.

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David Cornelius

With Donen and Kelly at the musical helm, it's no surprise that the song-and-dance numbers are top notch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
Exuberant, nonstop dashing about the streets of New York City while on shore leave, three sailors chase down love in one of the first musicals to use actual… More
Luke Baldock
24 hours in New York turns into a wild ride of girls, dance routines, and memorable songs. Munshin, Sinatra, and Kelly make an excellent trio. They blend well… More
Jennifer Xu
This one and Anchors Aweigh act as perfect companion pieces! But this is definitely more rowdy, more sexually charged, and I must say I do prefer it, if not… More
Anthony Lawrie
Cheesy but cheerful, not really my kind of musical but it's still a lot of fun to watch. Worth watching just to watch how uncomfortable Frank Sinatra looks… More
Lady D'arbanville
I have to confess a secrt love for Gene Kelly, the man is a fascinating dancer with a style of his own. This fun 40's musical is typically corny,… More
Jeremy Smith
First film to be film on location without control, in New York. Excellent in almost every way with songs like 'New York, New York', teaming the great… More

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