“I’m singin just singin in theSingin in the Rain is a rain....” and Lina Lamont In 1927, Don Lockwood1952 American musical are a famous on-screen romantic pair.comedy film starring Gene Lina, however, mistakes the on-screenKelly, Donald O’Connor romance for real love. Don has workedand Debbie Reynolds and hard to get where he is today, with hisdirected by Gene Kelly former partner Cosmo. When Don andand Stanley Donnen, with Linas latest film ‘The Dancing Cavalier’ isKelly also providing the transformed into a musical and instead ofchoreography. It offers a a silent movie it is becoming a Talkie, Donlight-hearted depiction of has the perfect voice for the songs. ButHollywood, with the three Lina - well, even with the best efforts of astars portraying diction coach, they still decide to dub overperformers caught up in her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, anthe transition from silent aspiring actress, and while she is workingfilms to “talkies." on the movie she and Don Lockwood fall in love.
“You have to show a movie at aparty. Its a Hollywood law”. Donald O’Connor plays Gene Kelly plays main Don’s best friend Cosmo. character Don Lockwood but also co-directs and Choreographs. Jean Hagen plays Lina Lamont, Don’s Debbie Reynolds on screen plays Don’s love romantic lead interest Kathy Selden. Millard Mitchell plays R.F Simpson, Head of the Film Company.
“Make em Laugh”There are many famous songs featured in Singin in the Rain;"Singin in the Rain,”"Fit as a Fiddle (And Ready for Love),”"Temptation" (instrumental only), from Going Hollywood (1933)"All I Do Is Dream of You," from Sadie McKee (1934)"Make Em Laugh,”The Pirate (1948)."Beautiful Girl Montage“The Wedding of the Painted Doll""Beautiful Girl,""You Were Meant for Me," from The Broadway Melody (1929)"You Are My Lucky Star," from Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)"Moses Supposes" (music by Roger Edens, lyrics by Comden and Green)"Good Morning," from Babes In Arms (1939)"Would You?," from San Francisco (1936)
Awards and• Recognition For her role as Lina Lamont, Jean Hagen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film was also nominated for a Best Original Music Score.• Donald OConnor won a Golden Globe for this film.• Betty Comden and Adolph Green received the Writers Guild of America for the best written American musical.• In 1989, Singin in the Rain was among the first 25 films chosen for the newly established National Film Registry for films that are deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation.• American Film Institute recognition• AFIs 100 Years... 100 Movies - #10• AFIs 100 Years... 100 Laughs - #16• AFIs 100 Years... 100 Passions - #16• AFIs 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains: – Lina Lamont - Nominated Villain• AFIs 100 Years... 100 Songs: – "Singin in the Rain" - #3 – "Make em Laugh" - #49 – "Good Morning" - #72• AFIs Greatest Movie Musicals - #1• AFIs 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) - #5
ProductionCountry:USALanguage:EnglishRelease Date:11 April 1952(USA)Filming Dates18 June 1951 - 21 November 195126 December 1951 (additionalshooting)Budget- £2,540,000Box Office takings;$7,200,000 (estimated)Film Production Company- MGM (Metro Goldwyn Meyer)
Did you know?• Debbie Reynolds was not a dancer at the time she made Singin in the Rain; her background was as a gymnast. Kelly apparently insulted her for her lack of dance experience, upsetting her. After shooting the "Good Morning" routine, Reynolds feet were bleeding. Years later, she was quoted as saying that "Singin in the Rain and childbirth were the two hardest things I ever had to do in my life”.• Donald OConnor had to be hospitalized after filming the "Make em Laugh" sequence as he smoked up to four packs of cigarettes a day.[• In the famous dance routine in which Gene Kelly sings the title song while twirling an umbrella, splashing through puddles and getting soaked to the skin, Kelly was sick with a fever.• A common myth is that Kelly managed to perform the entire song in one take, thanks to cameras placed at predetermined locations. However this was not the case as the filming of the sequence took place over 2–3 days. Another myth is that the rain was mixed with milk in order for the drops to show up on camera.
In Popular Culture• In the Pixar film Wall-E (2008), the robot Wall-E briefly swings himself around a light pole in an echo of the "Singin in the Rain" number.• In The Simpsons episode "Brawl in the Family", Groundskeeper Willie was singing with an umbrella, but in acid rain.• In the Family Guy episode, "Believe It or Not, Joes Walking on Air", Joe, Peter,Cleveland and Stewie performed a partial rendition of the "Good Morning" dance routine.• In the Glee episode "The Substitute," Will Schuester and Mike Chang perform the "Make Em Laugh" song and dance routine as a duo (which was the hallucination of a sick Will). The cast also performs a mash-up of "Singin in the Rain" and Rihannas "Umbrella" at the end of the episode.