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Singin' in the Rain ()


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

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
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Don Lockwood
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Cosmo Brown
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Kathy Selden
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Lina Lamont
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R.F. Simpson
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Dancer
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Roscoe Dexter
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Zelda Zanders
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Teresa - a Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
John Albright ...
Call Boy (uncredited)
Betty Allen ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sue Allen ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marie Ardell ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
David Bair ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates ...
Boy (uncredited)
Marcella Becker ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
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Dora Bailey (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
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Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Gwen Carter ...
Girl Talking with Cosmo at Party (uncredited)
Bill Chatham ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Lyle Clark ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Hairdresser (uncredited)
Dorinda Clifton ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Harry Cody ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Chick Collins ...
Fencer (uncredited)
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Projectionist (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ruby C. Currie ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Fred Datig Jr. ...
Movie Usher (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ...
Sound Engineer (uncredited)
Robert Dayo ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Patricia Denise ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Gloria DeWerd ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
John Dodsworth ...
Baron de la Ma de la Toulon (uncredited)
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Rod (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Richard Emory ...
Phil - Villain in Barroom Brawl (uncredited)
Betty Erbes ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Luigi Faccuito ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Sid Phillips (uncredited)
Don Fields ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Ernie Flatt ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Security Guard (uncredited)
Robert Fortier ...
Gangster in Broadway Melody Ballet (uncredited)
Dan Foster ...
Assistant Director (uncredited)
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Matt - Policeman (uncredited)
Clair Freeman ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Phoebe Dinsmore (uncredited)
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Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Jeanne Gail ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Glen Gallagher ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Jon Gardner ...
Kid (uncredited)
Diane Garrett ...
Usherette (uncredited)
Jack George ...
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Shirley Glickman ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Beatrice Gray ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Marion Gray ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Awards Ceremony Attendee (uncredited)
William Hamel ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Timmy Hawkins ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Jean Heremans ...
Fencer (uncredited)
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J. Cumberland Spendrill III (uncredited)
Joyce Horne ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Don Hulbert ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Frank Hyers ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Patricia Jackson ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ivor James ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
David Kasday ...
Kid (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ...
Usherette (uncredited)
Jimmy Kelly ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Police Escort at Premiere (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Judy Landon ...
Olga Mara (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
William F. Leicester ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Peggy Leon ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Diki Lerner ...
Male Tango Dancer (uncredited)
Bill Lewin ...
Bert - Cowboy Knocked Out in Barroom Brawl (uncredited)
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Female Tango Dancer (uncredited)
John Logan ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Filipino Butler (uncredited)
Shirley Lopez ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joan Maloney ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ...
Dancing Fat Man at Party (uncredited)
Dorothy McCarty ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ann McCrea ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Johnny McGovern ...
Boy (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ...
Projectionist (uncredited)
Sheila Meyers ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ...
Villain (uncredited)
Gloria Moore ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marilyn Moore ...
Usherette (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
Peggy Murray ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sally Musick ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Packard ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Usherette (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ...
Fencer (uncredited)
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Old Man Getting Umbrella in 'Singin' in the Rain' Number (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ...
Fruit Peddler (uncredited)
Charles Regan ...
Saloon Keeper (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joanne Rio ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joel Robinson ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joette Robinson ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Tony Rocke ...
Man in Forecourt (uncredited)
Victor Romito ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Cosmo as a Boy (uncredited)
Paul Salata ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Audrey Saunders ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ...
Fencer (uncredited)
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Messenger on Screen (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Betty Scott ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Fencer (uncredited)
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Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Ben Strobach ...
Leading Man (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman in 'Singin' in the Rain' Number (uncredited)
Allen Sutherland ...
Don as a Boy (uncredited)
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Man in Talking Pictures Demonstration (uncredited)
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Sound Technician (uncredited)
Jimmy Thompson ...
Singer in 'Beautiful Girl' Segment (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Actress in 'The Royal Rascal' (uncredited)
Tyra Vaughn ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Audrey Washburn ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Diction Coach (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Awards Ceremony Attendee (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ...
Rudy Vallee Impersonator (uncredited)
Adam York ...
Publicity Man (uncredited)
Norma Zimmer ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly

Written by

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Betty Comden ... (story by) and
Adolph Green ... (story by)

Produced by

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Arthur Freed ... producer
Roger Edens ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Lennie Hayton ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Harold Rosson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Adrienne Fazan

Editorial Department

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Peter Ballbusch ... montage (uncredited)
Edgar Hartzke ... assistant editor (uncredited)
William LeVanway ... supervising editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Randall Duell
Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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Jacques Mapes ... (set decorations) (as Jacque Mapes)
Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)
Harry McAfee ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Walter Plunkett ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer
William Tuttle ... makeup creator
Martha Acker ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Mary Bashe ... body makeup artist (uncredited)
Ben Lane ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Helene Parsons ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dorothy Ponedel ... key makeup artist (uncredited)
John Truwe ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Charles J. Hunt ... production manager (uncredited)
William C. Strohm ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Greenwald ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Marvin Stuart ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Matty Azzarone ... construction (uncredited)
Tommy Crawford ... props (uncredited)
Tom Ordoqui ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
Bill Edmondson ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Norwood A. Fenton ... sound (uncredited)
James F. Gaither Jr. ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ralph A. Pender ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley ... sound mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Warren Newcombe ... special effects
Irving G. Ries ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Mark Davis ... cinematographer: matte painting (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chick Collins ... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Heremans ... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... stunt double: Gene Kelly (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Alton ... additional photographer (uncredited)
Richard Borland ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Eric Carpenter ... still photographer (uncredited)
Milford Cline ... gaffer (uncredited)
Hank Forester ... grip (uncredited)
Ed Hubbell ... still photographer (uncredited)
J. James ... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Tom Long ... grip (uncredited)
Leo Monlon ... key grip (uncredited)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. ... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank V. Phillips ... camera operator (uncredited)
Wes Shanks ... gaffer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Vicki Nichols ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Dave Saltuper ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jeff Alexander ... vocal arrangements
Nacio Herb Brown ... songs: music by
Stanley Donen ... musical numbers staged and directed by
Arthur Freed ... songs: lyrics by
Lennie Hayton ... musical director
Wally Heglin ... orchestrator
Gene Kelly ... musical numbers staged and directed by
Skip Martin ... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Crocov ... violin (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Peter P. Decek ... music mixer (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Johnny Green ... musical director (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin ... music mixer (uncredited)
Betty Noyes ... singing voice: Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
William Saracino ... music mixer (uncredited)
Lela Simone ... music coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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James Gooch ... Technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa ... Technicolor color consultant
Dorothy Aldrin ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Aldworth ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Helen Auer ... secretary: Mr. Freed (uncredited)
Rene Barsam ... stand-in (uncredited)
Jeanne Coyne ... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Ernie Flatt ... tap dance instructor (uncredited)
Phil Garris ... stand-in (uncredited)
Carol Haney ... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Gene Kelly ... dance choreographer (uncredited)
Belva Lannan ... secretary: Mr. Edens (uncredited)
Alma Maison ... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Ryan ... assistant: Mr. Freed (uncredited)
Lela Simone ... assistant: Mr. Freed (uncredited)
Howard Strickling ... publicity director (uncredited)
Gwen Verdon ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 ideas man and musical director. And by this time, Don has secretly started dating Kathy Selden, a chorus girl who is trying to make it big in pictures herself. Don and Kathy's relationship is despite their less than friendly initial meeting. Cosmo and Kathy help Don, who had worked his way up through the movie ranks to stardom, try make the leap to talking picture stardom, with Kathy following along the way. However, they have to overcome the technological issues. But the bigger problem is Lina, who will do anything to ensure she also makes the successful leap into talking pictures, despite her own inabilities and at anyone and everyone else's expense if they get in her way, especially Kathy as Don's off screen girlfriend and possibly his new talking picture leading lady. Written by Huggo

Plot Keywords
Taglines Singin' Swingin' Glorious Feelin' Technicolor Musical See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chantons sous la pluie (France)
  • Du sollst mein Glücksstern sein (Germany)
  • Tot cantant sota la pluja (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Cantando bajo la lluvia (Spain)
  • Pevanje na kiši (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,540,800 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $13,979,088

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gene Kelly was a taskmaster with Debbie Reynolds, who had never danced to this degree before rehearsals started. Fred Astaire, who was in an adjacent dance studio, found her crying under a piano and reassured her that all of her hard work was worth the effort. See more »
Goofs The film is set in the immediate aftermath of the release of The Jazz Singer (1927) with its industry-revolutionizing use of synchronized sound. However, dialogue dubbing of the sort central to the plot here was not possible until many years later. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Three Musketeers (1948). See more »
Soundtracks Fit as a Fiddle See more »
Quotes [Don Lockwood is being mobbed by several fans on the street]
Don Lockwood: [desperately] Hey, Cos! Do something! Call me a cab!
Cosmo Brown: OK, you're a cab.
Don Lockwood: [unimpressed] Thanks a lot!
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