On the Town
June 21, 1977
On the Town, which was based on a Broadway play, tells the adventures of three sailors—Gabey (played by Kelly ), Chip (Sinatra), and Ozzie ( Jules Munshin )—during a hectic 24-hour shore leave in New York City.
“A Song for You” is a song written and originally recorded by rock singer and pianist Leon Russell for his first solo album Leon Russell , which was released in 1970 on Shelter Records.
‘The Town ‘ is not based on a true story . The movie is actually a loose adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves. In its opening shot itself, the film establishes that it is set in Boston’s Charlestown.
Gene Kelly possessed a unique tenor voice and great control of his sound, and he more than ably serenaded his many leading ladies. The next time you watch him in a movie—while you’ll likely always gravitate to his dancing first—perhaps also pay attention to Kelly’s singing voice.