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2 out of 3 users found this helpful Singing in the Rain, a ";classic";
As ";Titanic"; and ";Gone with the Wind"; have become the ultimate by which love story movies are measured against, Singing in the Rain is as much is the standard bearer that all musicals are and will always be measured. A true gem that anyone at any age can enjoy. From it's incomperable dance numbers (particularly Donald O'Conner's ";make em laugh"; number) to Gene Kellysoverall pure dancing ability and the beautiful voice of Debbie Reynolds, this is truly the classic of all time. Children will laugh at the antics while others will find themselves frozen with each dance step and every musical number.It is simply pure entertainment.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful A Happy Refrain
Hollywood takes occasion to spoof itself and the very REAL problem of making the transition from silents to talkies. Don Lockwood and Lena LaMont are the romantic idols of the 20's and are in the midst of a career apex when 'The Jazz Singer' bursts into history and comes very close to putting them both out to pasture. But Don meets an over zealous newcomer named Cathy Selden who still postulates the value of theatrical acting over screen mime and despite his skepticism; her scenario is brought ruefully home by technology. After some initial friction from odd jobs, Cathy finds herself at Monumental Pictures alongside Lockwood and LaMont, and sets her sights squarely on her goal. But Lena and the microphone are NOT getting along and she finds other things to sidetrack Cathy away from the limelight and from Don. Of the many wonderful highlights in this film is O'Connor's amazing energy performing ";Make 'Em Laugh";; the simple elegance of Kelly's staging in ";You Were Meant For Me"; as well as a raft of hits like ";Fit As A Fiddle";, ";Good Morning";, ";Gotta Dance"; with the very sultry Cyd Charisse (Kelly's favorite partner) and the title number forever immortalized by one of the greatest talents this business ever had. Phoebe Dinsmore: Kathleen Freeman, Doris Bailey: Madge Blake
3 out of 3 users found this helpful The best movie musical
I saw this movie when it was first released,the thing that I remember was the music,I could not stop humming and whistling the tunes day after day,it also included Gene Kelly the best dancer ever in films and also Donald O,Conner who kept up with him step for step,his rendition of ";make e'm laugh"; to me is still a highlite from the movie.";Singing in the rain"; will always remain the best musical movie of all time.
3 out of 3 users found this helpful Hollywood Hits It Big
Hollywood certainly hit it big when it cast Gene Kelly in the starring role as Don Lockwood in 'SINGING IN THE RAIN'.The entire movie follows the members of a broadway team as itr searches for romance and lifer both on and off the big screen. The story line and settings were masterfully done and the music score was perfection climaxing with Gene gaylly walking down a mid-town Manhatten alley in the pouring rain singing the main title when an officer confronts him and Don just proceds to make it seem it was the only natural thing to do at the time.I found the entire movie very well done and entertaing and it will always be at the top of my list of all-time favorite movies.
2 out of 6 users found this helpful Singin' of Good Humor
Don Lockwood, a movie star, becomes one of the first actors to be in ";the talkies."; However, his co-star, Lina Lamont, has an awful voice. So, Don's girlfriend, Kathy, sings for Lina and talks for her too. But Lina gets all the credit. How will Don's friend, the brilliant ";Cosmo,"; figure this one out?