An American in Paris

Synopsis: Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound.
Director(s): Vincente Minnelli
Production: MGM
  Won 6 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Weingarten play the other night.

It was her first concert,

and her eyes were shining two days.

Why didn't you take her to an eye

doctor? Incidentally, who's Lise?

That's the second time

that name has come up.

Adam, I am very happy these days.

I'll show you her picture.

- Are you married?

- Not yet.

Pretty. Very pretty.

- She looks familiar.

- She's Jacques Bouvier's daughter.

Jacques Bouvier?

My coffee.

Poor Jacques.

He was caught in the Resistance.

I took care of Lise all through

the occupation. She lived in my house.

Your house?

Shocking, but generous.

She was a little girl then.

We only became

in love after she left.

She's a little young for you,

isn't she?

No, not really. She's 19.

She's getting on.

What's she like?

Well, she has great vitality

and "joie de vivre".

She loves to go out, have fun and

dance. She could dance all night.

Sounds tiresome.

Kind of a wild kid, huh?


Whatever gave you that idea?

No, she's very simple.

Very simple.

She works all day at the

Maison Nicole, the perfume shop.

I prefer not to

discuss the matter any further.

Be serious.

She's an enchanting girl, Adam.

Not really beautiful,

and yet, she has great beauty.

Very spiritual type, huh?

Not at all.

She's an exciting girl, Adam.

She seems to be

a lusty young lady.

No! She's sweet and shy.

An old-fashioned girl, huh?

Course not!

She's vivacious and modern.

Always yakking it up?

Don't be silly!

She reads incessantly.

Doesn't all that reading

make her moody?


She's the gayest girl in the world.

Look, let's start

all over again, shall we?

What's she like?

Good morning, Therese.

How are you today, "monsieur"?

I could be better, Therese.

I'm broke.

- Broke?

- That means I have no money.

When I'm broke I don't eat.

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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. more…

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