Comedy Film Festival 2012

“Singin’ in the Rain”

Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" (MGM, 1952)

Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” (MGM, 1952)

“Singin’ in the Rain” (MGM, 1952). Set in 1927, a group of silent filmmakers experience a rocky (and funny) road into making talking pictures. A delightful and charming film and one the best movie musicals ever made. Gene Kelly knocks it out of the park, especially with his unforgettable scene singing and dancing to the title track. Co-stars Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse and the great Jean Hagen as the “triple threat” (“can’t act, sing or dance”) Lina Lamont. A special thanks to Turner Classic Movies who brought it back to the big screen last week to celebrate the film’s 60th anniversary. The film will be available on Blu-ray on July 17, 2012 along with a fancy collector’s edition. Written by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. “If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain’t been in vain for nothin’.”

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2 thoughts on ““Singin’ in the Rain”

  1. Bonnie Mortensen says:

    And nobody can make me laugh more than when Donald O’Connor sings his aptly named, “Make Them Laugh.”

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