The 1949 movie musical On the Town is one of the oldest, and greatest, NYC-centric classics. Starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller and Vera Ellen, it's the story of three sailors on shore leave who only have 24-hours to explore the city and fall in love -- and, thanks to the magic of the movies, they do just that.
It's hard to believe but, until today, this movie was not part of the National Film Registry run by the Library of Congress (it's a designation given to movies deemed "cultural significant"). But now it takes its rightful place on this exclusive list.
On the Town certainly is a great NYC movie but it's also just a great movie musical -- period. Beautifully shot, amazing acting, dancing, and singing, and a fun storyline, and you have a fun movie that's timeless and fresh -- and it's almost 70 years old! If you haven't seen On the Town yet, and love movie musicals and NYC and movie musicals about NYC, go stream it or rent it or even buy it -- you'll love it!
Oh, and Donald Trump's ex-lawyer was sentenced to jail today. More good news! (He won't be "on the town" much longer -- more like in the pokey.)