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Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  11 April 1952 (USA)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.


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1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

11 April 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cantando bajo la lluvia  »

Box Office


$2,540,800 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's network television premiere, scheduled for 23 November 1963 on NBC, had to be postponed by two weeks due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath. See more »


When Don Lockwood is pitching the idea of "Broadway Melody", he turns to R.F. Simpson and starts talking. In the next shot, we see him turn again. See more »


[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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Main Title
Conducted by Lennie Hayton
Performed by MGM Studio Orchestra
Sung by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds
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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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