Singin in the Rain (1952)
|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.|
Editor's 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?
|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|
SINGING IN THE RAIN8/26/2010
I first saw the movie in 1952, and the road show of the production around 1975, there was no surprise. DVD quality excellent.
One of the best movies ever!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!