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It's Always Fair Weather Details


Cooked up by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, It's Always Fair Weather could well have been titled On the Town Ten Years Later. Like 1949's On the Town (also a Comden/Green collaboration), this MGM musical follows the exploits of three servicemen buddies, played by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd. The difference here is that the threesome has just been discharged from service. The boys agree to get together again exactly ten years after their parting. Flash-forward to 1955: Kelly, who'd dreamed of being a show biz entrepreneur, is a small-time boxing promoter, heavily in debt to the Mob; Dailey has abandoned his plans of becoming an artist in favor of a stuffy, grey-flannel existence as an ad executive; and Kidd, who'd aspired to being a master chef, is running a modest diner. On behalf of TV-personality Dolores Gray, network-staffer Cyd Charisse contrives to reunite the three men on a This is Your Life style TV special, but all three are hostile to the notion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 1, 1955


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andre Previn Best Musical Score 1955 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Betty Comden Best Story and Screenplay 1955 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Adolph Green Best Story and Screenplay 1955 Nominee


Gene Kelly
as Ted Riley
Dan Dailey
as Doug Hallerton
Cyd Charisse
as Jackie Leighton
Dolores Gray
as Madeline Bradville
Michael Kidd
as Angie Valentine
Jay C. Flippen
as Charles Z. Culloran
Alex Gerry
as Mr. Stamper
Dick Simmons
as Mr. Grigman
Paul Maxey
as Mr. Fielding
Wilson Wood
as Roy, TV Director
Eugene Borden
as Chef
Almira Sessions
as Lady
Hal March
as Rocky Lazar
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Stamper


Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly
Arthur Freed
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Andre Previn
Composer (Music Score)
Andre Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur Lonergan
Art Director
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Hugh Hunt
Set Designer
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Gene Kelly
Stanley Donen
William J. Tuttle