Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half... See full summary »
Movie and stage icon Debbie Reynolds hosts the making of "Singin' in the Rain". The short documentary includes Donald O'Connor, who played the comical "Cosmo Brown", Stanley Donen, one half of the directors next to Gene Kelly, and Kathleen Freeman, who played Phoebe Dinsmore, Lina Lamont's (Jean Hagen) voice coach. Written by
Kathleen Freeman, about Jean Hagen, says: "If you see her in that ("Singin' in the Rain") and in Blackboard Jungle, people did not know it was the same person." In fact, Jean Hagen didn't act in "Blackboard Jungle", but in "The Asphalt Jungle". See more »
The making of the best musical of all, 'Singin' in the Rain', presented by Debbie Reynolds who was the female star of the movie is, like the movie, a delight to watch. She tells us about the early days of MGM, how Arthur Freed produced this masterpiece, how Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen directed, how she and others were cast, how the script was changed, how this movie was created.
Some moments other people are talking, like Donen, Donald O'Connor, Kahleen Freeman, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green and dancer Cyd Charisse. They all give useful information about the movie and the people involved with the movie. This together with the best images from the movie and some material that never made it to the movie make this a fine special about the making of the greatest American musical ever made.
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