Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 329: Mon Nov 25

I Love Melvin (Weis, 1953): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.15pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the BFI musicals season (details here).

Time Out review:
Really attractive little musical, with Donald O'Connor as a magazine photographer's gofer pretending to make a cover girl of a chorine (Debbie Reynolds) in order to impress her, then heading for disaster as he tries to make good his empty promises. The family scenes have a touch of Meet Me in St Louis, and the numbers choreographed by Robert Alton - including a football ballet (with Reynolds as the football) and a roller-skating dance for O'Connor - are bright and breezily inventive.
Tom Milne

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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