IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER REVIEWED
“It’s Always Fair Weather” is a heavy musical. Sure, older film fans will remember Gene Kelly bounding around town on roller skates singing “I Like Myself”. But, the film plays like a cheerier “Best Years of Our Lives”. Three World War II vets decide to reunite after a decade to see how everyone’s life is fairing. The end result is that the former friends have grown apart and nobody really likes each other anymore. But, things can change with music. Music and trash can lids and boxers and Cyd Charisse.
This was another one of the Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen directorial team-ups and the results are just as amazing as “Singin’ in the Rain”. Given its desire to touch upon psychological issues between men, it doesn’t get remembered alongside the happier material. That being said, the film deserves its place among the Kelly greats. While a film like this will be hard to introduce to lighter and novice musical fans, experienced ones will appreciate it. Kudos to Warner Archive for bringing this treasure to glorious HD.
- Outtake Musical Numbers
- MGM Parade Segments
- 2 Classic Cartoons
- Audio-only outtake
- 2.55:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1