Singin' in the Rain (1952) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.
Singin' in the Rain was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.
Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress||Jean Hagen||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Lennie Hayton||Nominated|
1001 Classic Movies: Singin' in the RainBy Amanda Garrett on Jan 9, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films
Singin' in the Rain (1952), starring Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). January's theme is movie... Read full article
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)By FlickChick on Aug 2, 2014 From A Person in the Dark
Since my slavish devotion to Lina Lamont is well known to anyone who might have stumbled by here in the past, I simply had to include Singin’ in the Rain as part of the Hooray for Hollywood series. I can’t help viewing this film as a musical counterpoint to Sunset Boulevard; sort of... Read full article
CMBA Blogathon: Fabulous Films Of the 50s: Singin' In the RainBy Vanessa Buttino on May 19, 2014 From Stardust
CMBA Blogathon: Fabulous Films Of the 50s: Singin' In the Rain Believe it or not, this is now the FOURTH time I've had to re-start this blog post. Singin' In the Rain is one of my all-time favourite classic films and yet I can't seem to put pen to paper - or in this case, fingers to keys -... Read full article
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: SINGIN' IN THE RAINBy FlickChick on Jan 22, 2014 From A Person in the Dark
2014 is the year A Person in the Dark celebrates films about my favorite place - Hollywood! Singin' in the Rain When "Singin' in the Rain" was released in 1952, silent films had been a thing of the past for only 24 years or so. Probably more than half of those in the audience remembered them... Read full article
CMBA Film Passion 101 Blogathon: "Singin' in the Rain"By David on Dec 3, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
I was 10 years old when I remember seeing Gene Kelly for the first time, and I was not impressed. It was 1967, and Kelly was the star of a musical TV version of "Jack and the Beanstalk," and he was just so ... so ...smarmy. I felt like he was talking down to me, and I was 10! Besides, I was much ... Read full article
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[theater audience applauds and cheers]
Don Lockwood: Kathy...
[Don and Kathy sing "You Are My Lucky Star"]
[Don's about to start shooting a new movie]
Cosmo Brown: What's this one about?
Don Lockwood: It's a French revolution story...
Cosmo Brown: Don't tell me. You're a French aristocrat, she's a simple girl of the people, and she won't even give you a tumbrel. Hah!
Cosmo Brown: Gee, I'm glad you turned up, we've been looking inside every cake in town.
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For the "Make Em Laugh" number, Gene Kelly asked Donald O'Connor to revive a trick he had done as a young dancer, running up a wall and completing a somersault. The number was so physically taxing that O'Connor, who smoked four packs of cigarettes a day at the time, went to bed (or may have been hospitalized, depending on the source) for a week after its completion, suffering from exhaustion and painful carpet burns. Unfortunately, an accident ruined all of the initial footage, so after a brief rest, O'Connor, ever the professional, agreed to do the difficult number all over again.
Only two songs were written especially for the film: "Moses Supposes" was written by Roger Edens, Betty Comden and Adolph Green; "Make Em Laugh" was written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown especially for Donald O'Connor. It's generally agreed that they borrowed the melody almost exactly from Cole Porter's "Be a Clown". Irving Berlin was visiting the set one day when he heard a playback of "Make 'Em Laugh". When Berlin asked whose song that was, Freed quickly changed the subject.
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