Singin in the Rain

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One of the best movies ever!

by Joe P. on 8/25/2010

Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds offer some of the finest acting, singing, and dancing ever seen on film. One of my favorite movies. They don't make 'em like this anymore!

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by A customer on 8/26/2010

I first saw the movie in 1952, and the road show of the production around 1975, there was no surprise. DVD quality excellent.

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Set in the 1920s, silent movie star don lockwood falls for a young newcomer whose golden voice and dancing moves are a perfect perfect match for him.


Studio Warner
SKU 40172483
UPC 012569562127
UPC 14 00012569562127
Format DVD
Release Date 9/24/2002
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Silent Films
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note "Just about the best Hollywood musical of all time," wrote Pauline Kael about SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.^After years of honing his skills on the vaudeville stage, hoofer Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) has finally reached the top and become a swashbuckling star of the silent silver screen. Then the self-satisfied celebrity has his confidence shattered when ingenue Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) dismisses film actors as "shadows" without substance. After getting over the insult, he falls hard for her--much to the consternation of his costar, the sexy, selfish Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), who wants Don all to herself.^But Don has career troubles too. The wild popularity of THE JAZZ SINGER has studios scrambling to change from silent films to talkies, and Lina's shrill voice and Don's stiff acting left the preview audience roaring with laughter. There's only one way to save the movie and their careers: turn THE DUELLING CAVALIER into a musical, with Kathy secretly dubbing in Lina's lines and songs. But can they hide the truth from Lina?
Plot Summary
Summary This joyful musical sparks the desire to splash around in puddles and smile at the sky. Musical numbers glide from poignant ("The Broadway Ballet") to gleeful ("Singin' in the Rain"), with Gene Kelly lighting up the screen in scene after scene.^Hollywood in the 1920smust adapt: The unexpected popularity of talkies pushes studios and stars to reinvent themselves. Lockwood (Kelly) and his lovely but screechy-voiced costar's first talkie is a disaster in previews, but he convinces the studio to turn THE DUELLING CAVALIER into the musical THE DANCING CAVALIER. But this solution means dubbing his costar's voice, ensuring sparks will fly!
USA Today "...Near-perfect musical comedy....It's funny and fast-paced..." 10/19/1994 p.10D
Total Film "...A movie about movie-making, in which sound is married to image, it smoothly integrates its several superbly choreographed song-and-dance numbers into the storyline..." -- 5 out of 5 stars 12/01/2000 p.106
Chicago Sun-Times "...There is no movie musical more fun that SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, and few that remain as fresh over the years....SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it..." 02/14/1999 p.5
Entertainment Weekly "...More than ever, the sheer formal discipline of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, from costumes to choreography, feels like a lost art..." 09/27/2002 p.63
Sight and Sound "...Sublime..." 06/01/2001 p.62
Premiere "[O]ne of the greatest movies about Hollywood. With in-jokes galore and effortless breaks into song and dance..." 12/01/2003 p.9
Stanley Donen
Debbie Reynolds
Donald O'Connor
Gene Kelly
Cast & Crew
Dawn Addams - Star
Cyd Charisse - Star
Kathleen Freeman - Star
Elaine Stewart - Star
Jimmie Thompson - Star
Debbie Reynolds - Star
Stuart Holmes - Star
Donald O'Connor - Star
Joi Lansing - Star
King Donovan - Star
David Sharpe - Star
Jean Hagen - Star
Patricia Denise - Star
Gene Kelly - Star
Douglas Fowley - Star
Dorothy Patrick - Star
Rita Moreno - Star
Bob Watson - Star
Wilson Wood - Star
Mae Clarke - Star
Millard Mitchell - Star
Judy Landon - Star
Walter Plunkett - Costume Designer
Adrienne Fazan - Editor
Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Nacio Herb Brown - Composer
Stanley Donen - Choreographer
Harold Rosson - Director of Photography
Arthur Freed - Lyricist
Randal Duell - Production Designer
Adolph Green - Screenwriter
Arthur Freed - Producer
Betty Comden - Screenwriter
Gene Kelly - Director
Stanley Donen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1952
Catalog ID 65621
UPC 00012569562127
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Bashkir, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Dubbed & Subtitled, English, Spanish, No Longer Produced

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