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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Lina Lamont: If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'. Bless you all.
R.F. Simpson: Lina, did you send this stuff out?
Lina Lamont: I gave an exclusive story to every paper in town.
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Just as Gene Kelly and co-director Stanley Donen reused a huge repertoire of popular songs from earlier musicals, the duo also looted the MGM warehouses for props and vehicles. The car Debbie Reynolds drives at the beginning of the film was actually Andy Hardy's old jalopy. The mansion in which Kelly lives was decorated with tables, chairs, carpets and other items that were used for John Gilbert and Greta Garbo's passionate romantic drama, Flesh and the Devil.
Originally, Kathy was to sing "You Are My Lucky Star" to a billboard of Don Lockwood after he sang to her in the studio, by way of dramatizing that she was the president of the Don Lockwood Fan Club. The number, sung by Debbie Reynolds and chorus, is restored as an extra on the DVD issued by Warner Home Video. The prerecording can be heard on Rhino's soundtrack CD. Closing the movie is the "billboard duet" of this song by Miss Reynolds and Gene Kelly with a chorus.
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