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Singin' in the Rain (1952)

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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

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In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire", or will she get the break she deserves ? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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love | actress | friend | singing | secret | See more »

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What a Glorious Feeling ! See more »


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11 April 1952 (USA)  »

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Singin' in the Rain  »

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$2,540,800 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After finishing filming the "Make 'em Laugh' dance sequence, Donald O'Connor found the effort so taxing that he went to bed for three days. See more »

Goofs

When Lina meets Don at the R.F. Simpson's party after the big premiere of The Royal Rascal, she mentions something like "I didn't see you last night at Wally Reid's party". Wallace Reid died in 1923 and the action of the film is set in 1927. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dora Bailey: [broadcasting on radio] This is Dora Bailey, ladies and gentlemen, talking to you from the front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. What a night, ladies and gentlemen, what a night! Every star in Hollywood's heaven is here to make Monumental Pictures' premiere of "The Royal Rascal" the outstanding event of 1927! Everyone is breathlessly awaiting the arrival of Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood!
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Soundtracks

I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
(1935)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Originally from Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Sung by chorus
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Not only a great musical,a great movie
20 February 2001 | by (New Hyde Park,NY) – See all my reviews

One thing I noticed in reading the comments of this movie is that nobody recognized the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Without their screenplay the movie does not get made. It is a great script that was made better by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donens' fluid direction. Everything in this movie glides effortlessly. Throw in dancing by Donald O'connor, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse and of course Gene Kelly, Great songs and the willingness of producer Arthur Freed to let the creative people to do their thing and you have a classic.


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