in about 100 words or less
USA 103m, Colour & B&W
Directors: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly; Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen
Singin’ in the Rain is a delightful movie to watch in any era. Not only does it contain some of Hollywood’s most memorable song and dance numbers, but it also boasts a great comedic performances, witty dialogue and a sophisticated screenplay which moves the cast effortlessly between the reality of the main story and song and dance routines within theatrical numbers that are both real and imagined. While the song and dance performances of Kelly, O’Connor and Reynolds generally garner most of the attention, Jean Hagen’s performance as the tonally challenged silent screen star who is stymied by the advent of the talkies is priceless (Klaus Ming October 2009).