On the Town

1949| U| 98 mins| / /

Dir: Stanley Donen
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly


Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain) directs this Oscar-winning classic starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra (From Here to Eternity). Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. With their future out at sea, can this happy-go-lucky group find purpose on land?

Starting in January 2020, in partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network, we will launch A Year of Musicals. Highlighting the evolution and popularity of the musical genre from the 1930s – 2010s, we are delighted to be bringing you a different decade of musicals throughout the year.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk