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Memories of a Hollywood classic

It swept the Oscars sixty years ago -- a dazzling technicolor musical starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

Such is its enduring appeal that An American in Paris has now been re-released in a new digital restoration. The film is about a struggling artist, called Jerry, trying to make it big in the French capital.

Along the way, he falls in love with the charming Lise. Kathy Harcombe went to meet the actress behind the role.

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