Singin' in the Rain
CAST: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds DIRECTOR: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly CLASSIC FILM SERIES | Open Captioned
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time... until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.
Clever, incisive, and funny, Singin' in the Rain is a masterpiece of the classical Hollywood musical.Rottentomatoes.com
There is no movie musical more fun than Singin' in the Rain, and few that remain as fresh over the years.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Compounded generously of music, dance, color, spectacle and a riotous abundance of Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen and Donald O'Connor on the screen, all elements in this rainbow program are carefuly contrived and guaranteed to...put you in a buttercup mood.Bosley Crowther, New York Times