Singin' in the Rain
Possibly the film that provokes the very least amount of ill will of any in the history of cinema. Co-directed by Stanley Donen and star Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain is an unfailingly charming story of the thriving silent movie industry caught in the throes of talkie time. Kelly stars as cinematic heartthrob Don Lockwood, who's keen to start speaking onscreen opposite his scene partner Lina Lamont (the very funny Jean Hagen). After the runaway success of a rival studio's latest film, he decides to collaborate with ingenue Kathy (Debbie Reynolds) and best friend Cosmo (Donald O'Connor) to turn his latest picture The Dueling Cavalier into The Dancing Cavalier. Cue the unbridled hilarity, infectious songs, jaw-dropping set pieces and waterlogged dance numbers.
Why You Should See This Film
From the slapstick delight of O’Connor’s “Make ‘Em Laugh” sequence to the scintillating cameo from Cyd Charisse, Singin’ in the Rain contains far too many legendary scenes to count. Recently restored to its former glory, this is undoubtedly the brightest this beloved classic has ever glittered. Well-known for the unwavering dedication of its cast and crew, Debbie Reynolds would go on to remark many years later that making this movie and surviving childbirth were the two hardest things she's ever had to do.
- Year: 1952
- Rating: G
- Director: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
- Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse
- Duration: 103 minutes
- Language: English