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Stanley Donen

Director, Actor

On the TownOn the Town (1949) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Feat. Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly
Exuberant musical about three sailors enjoying a day's leave in New York is about as good as this stuff gets. The cast almost bounce off the screen.
Royal WeddingRoyal Wedding (1951)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Famous for its legendary tap–dance on the ceiling, this otherwise thinly–plotted musical (set against the marriage of Princess Elizabeth…
Singin' in the RainSingin' in the Rain (Singing in the Rain) (1952) Aro Favourite
Dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Feat. Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
The quintessential Hollywood musical happens to be about the movie biz. Its blend of vivacious style and humour, catchy numbers and dazzling…
Seven Brides for Seven BrothersSeven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards
Rollicking musical set in backwoods Oregon, with brothers all looking for brides–to–be.
Funny FaceFunny Face (1956) Recommended
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn
Hip musical boasts the unrestrained ebullience of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn as a fashion photographer and book–clerk who becomes his…
Pajama Game, ThePajama Game, The (1957) Recommended
Dir. George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Feat. Doris Day
Exemplary screen musical stars Doris Day in exuberant form as a feisty union delegate who falls for her boss while negotiating a wage rise for her…
Kiss Them For MeKiss Them For Me (1957)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson
Very very silly war comedy with Grant and his navy buddies fighting for their right to spend their shore leave as they see fit, which inevitably…
IndiscreetIndiscreet (1958) Recommended
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman
Snappy comedy in which sophisticates Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman indulge in a whirlwind romance that cools off smartly when she finds his claim of…
Grass Is Greener, TheGrass Is Greener, The (1960)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
The wife of an English Earl falls in love with an American millionaire tourist. Songs by Noel Coward.
CharadeCharade (1964) Recommended
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn
Excellently scripted Hitchcock–style thriller crosses the romantic with the macabre.

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