*On the Riviera*. 1951. USA. Directed by Walter Lang

On the Riviera. 1951. USA. Directed by Walter Lang. 89 min.

Screenplay by Valentine Davies, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron. With Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Gwen Verdon. Though unbilled in the main credits, Cole protégée Gwen Verdon features prominently in this dance-rich Fox Technicolor movie, as she leads nominal star Danny Kaye on a world-dance tour that includes Cole’s signature version of Hindu jazz in “Rhythm of a New Romance.” Cole's dark side surfaces in the creepy, pseudo-whimsical "Popo the Puppet." As Bubsy Berkeley had done 20 years earlier, Cole completely commandeers the mise en scène from the mediocre director of record for an amazing finale, aptly titled "Happy Ending."

  1. Sunday, January 24, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Nicole Fosse, Vernon-Fosse Foundation
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies All That Jack (Cole).