Singin' in the Rain
Presented by: Movies @ the Warner
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 43 minutes
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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952. Cast: Gene Kelley, Donald O’Conner, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen. Format: Digital Projection. 103 minutes. G.
One of the greatest musicals ever filmed, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is also a testament to the history of the genre on the silver screen. Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) rose to stardom during the silent era with leading lady Lina Lamont (the hilarious Jean Hagen) and his friend Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Conner) and now the trio is threatened by the rise of “talkies” and all the disruptions the new technology brought to Hollywood. His future success may rely on young studio singer Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) but complications both professional and romantic ensue with hilarious results. With classic song and dance numbers that still impress 70 years later, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a glorious Technicolor spectacle that will have you singing along and tapping your toes long after you leave the theater.