Stanley Donen movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Stanley Donen movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
The late Stanley Donen would’ve celebrated his 95th birthday on April 13, 2019. The legendary filmmaker — the last of the directors from Hollywood’s golden age — passed away earlier this year on February 21, leaving behind a legacy of classic movies filled with color, song, and dance. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1924, Donen got his start as a dancer. It was in the chorus line for George Abbott‘s production of “Pal Joey” that he met Gene Kelly. The two became quick friends, and Donen started working as Kelly’s assistant, helping him choreograph his intensely acrobatic dance sequences.

The two turned to filmmaking with “On the Town” (1949), a lavish Technicolor musical about three sailors on a 24 hour shore leave in New York City. They teamed up again for perhaps the greatest movie musical of
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