Singin' in the Rain

1952

Action / Comedy / Musical / Romance

29
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95%
IMDb Rating 8.3 10 175641

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Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden
Rita Moreno as Zelda Zanders
Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood
Lana Turner as Actress in 'The Royal Rascal'
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1hr 43 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Sober-Friend 9 / 10

A Classic

Last year I was very lucky to catch this on the big screen. This film is meant to be seen on the big screen! It was also the first time I saw it at the theaters and I was very impressed with the visuals.

In this film movies are switching over from being silent to being "talkies". However the film is a spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies when the change over went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

This is such a great film that if you ever get the chance to see this at the movies then DO IT.

Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds made an awesome team.

Reviewed by bsmith5552 9 / 10

Gene Kelly's Crowning Moment!

"Singin' in the Rain" is considered by many to be the greatest movie musical of all time. It's hard to argue that point. It's got everything, a solid cast, great songs, glorious Technicolor and solid production numbers.

Don Lockwood (Kelly and Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor) are vaudevillians in the 1920s. They are not doing so well and decide to try Hollywood. Lockwood becomes a stunt man who graduates to starring in adventure films with co-star Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). It is the time of the introduction to sound and it is discovered that Lamont does not have a voice suitable for sound.

One night after being mobbed by adoring fans, Lockwood meets Kathy Selden (the still teen-aged Debbie Reynolds), an aspiring singer/dancer. Love at first sight. Kathy is trained to dub Lamont's voice in the studio's first sound film. It is a big success. Lamont arranges for Kathy to be contractually bound to continue dubbing her voice. But Lockwood, Cosmo, and studio boss R.F. Simpson (Millard Mitchell have other ideas and...................................

There are several memorable performances in this film. O'Connor performs the comical "Make 'em Laugh", Kelly of course performs the title tune and appears in the "Broadway Melody" production number with a cast of thousands and the lovely Cyd Charisse with whom he has a couple of dance numbers. The stars do a delightful "Good Mornin" song and dance as well. Jean Hagen almost steals the film as the deceitful Lina Lamont.

MGM dusted off several of their old songs for this film. "Good Mornin'" for example, was sung by Judy Garland in 1939's "Babes in Arms". The song, "Beautiful Girl" is ably performed by Jimmy Thompson who received no billing or acclaim for his effort. Wwatch for Rita Moreno as Zelda, Lamont's scheming ally. "B" western bad guy Douglas Fowley turns in a dandy performance as the frustrated director and Kathleen Freeman and King Donovan turn up in minor roles as well.

This would by Gene Kelly's second of back to back successes following "An American in Paris" a year earlier. Sadly the movie musical was on decline and both Kelly and O'Connor would soon be searching for alternatives. The diminutive Debbie Reynolds was just getting started and would go on performing on stage, film and TV for the rest of her life.

Reviewed by darthharvey 6 / 10

Confused Over the Hype

Call me confused, but I have a hard time with this film. I appreciate the masterful singing and dancing in the film and can agree the vibrant colors were eye catching, but how is this the Greatest Musical of all time and the #5 movie overall according to AFI? I am truly baffled how this is rated so highly. The plot was tremendously weak, but that makes sense when you learn the songs were written before the movie. I thought the film was fun and well-paced until that Broadway "Gotta Dance" number hit. I feel like that sequence is playing on a constant loop in certain inner circles of hell to torture lost souls. It's honestly a violation of the 8th Amendment because watching it was "cruel and unusual punishment" for the viewer.

I enjoyed Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, but the whole film felt like a ego-trip for Gene Kelly. He was simply too much even if the title song was iconic. Count me out as a fan of this film along with many younger viewers. I teach a high school film class where we view 20 of the top films of all time. This film is routinely rated in the lower portion of the list by our class. I wish AFI would update their list so a different film could win the title o the Greatest Musical so I could show something else.

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