Singin’ in the Rain
Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. The film is set in the late 1920s, when Hollywood was transitioning from silent films to talkies. It is considered to be the greatest film made in the “Freed Unit” at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
About Singin’ in the Rain in brief
Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. The film was only a modest hit when it was first released. It has since been accorded legendary status by contemporary critics, and is often regarded as the greatest musical film ever made. It topped the AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals list and is ranked as the fifth-greatest American motion picture of all time in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007. In Sight & Sound magazine’s 2012 List of the 50 greatest films of all Time, Singin’ In the Rain placed 20th. The movie was one of the first 25 films selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” The film is set in the late 1920s, when Hollywood was transitioning from silent films to talkies. Don Lockwood is a popular silent film star with humble roots as a hoofer and stuntman. Don barely tolerates his vain, cunning, conniving, and shallow leading lady, Lina Lamont, though their studio, Monumental Pictures, links them romantically to increase their popularity. After rival studio Warner Bros. has an enormous hit with its first talking picture, the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, R. F. Simpson decides he has no choice but to convert the next Lockwood and Lamont film, The Dueling Cavalier, into a talkie.
The three are disheartened when they realize that Lina’s voice is a terrible voice and they are forced to complete the musical number with a modern voice and backstory. Afterward, Don, Kathy, and Cosmo come up with the idea to turn The Cavalier into a musical called The Dancing Cavalier with a new cast and a new storyline. The final product is a musical number called The Dancer. It was directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, and features Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell and Cyd Charisse. It is considered to be the greatest film made in the “Freed Unit” at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green won the Writers Guild of America Award for their screenplay, whileJean Hagen was nominated for the Academy Award for best Supporting Actress. It also won the BAFTAs for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay for the first time in the film’s history. It went on to be released in UK cinemas in 1953, and was released in the U.S. in 1954, where it was a box office success. In the UK, the film was released as a double feature with The Dancers. It had a box-office success in the UK in 1954 and again in 1955, as well as in the US in 1956 and 1957.