SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
Turner/MGM; Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Not Rated; 102 minutes; 1952
Considered by many to be the finest musical comedy of all-time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is sheer delight. Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote this wonderful film about the time when movies were changing from silent to talkies. The songs range from the hilarious "Make 'Em Laugh" performed by O'Connor, to the delicate "You Were Meant for Me" and the show-stopping classic "Singin' in the Rain" solo by Gene Kelly.
"Extraordinarily exuberant, always youthful, joyously indestructible. Enjoying SINGIN' IN THE RAIN has nothing to do with nostalgia or with sentimentality. It is simply stated, a Hollywood masterpiece."
- Vincent Canby, NEW YORK TIMES
"Just about the best Hollywood musical of all time."
- Pauline Kael, I LOST IT AT THE MOVIES