An American in Paris was a 1951 American musical comedy inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin. The film starred Gene KellyLeslie CaronOscar LevantGeorges Guétary and Nina Foch,

Popular songs in the movie included I Got Rhythm, Love Is Here to Stay, I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise and S Wonderful.

The climax of the film was a 17-minute dialogue-free dance featuring Kelly and Caron.


An American in Paris won six Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1952.