Thursday, January 5, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: Singin' In The Rain (1952)

This week's feature on Oldie Goldies is the classic musical - "Singin' In The Rain". This film really set the gold standard for musicals with a great script, amazing singing and dancing and a charismatic cast (especially Gene Kelly, who is the epitome of smooth). Surprisingly, the film was only nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Score.

Classic Quote
What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!

Classic Scene
"Singin' In The Rain"

Classic Characters
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen)

Classic Costumes

Singin' In The Rain by Gene Kelly; Donald O'Connor; Debbie Reynolds on Grooveshark
Classic Song
"Singin' in the Rain"

Did you know?
Debbie Reynolds was not a dancer at the time she made Singin' in the Rain — her background was as a gymnast.


  1. It's too bad that An American in Paris stole its thunder by coming out first, because they really perfected what they were doing this go. Unbelievably charming, and one of my favorite movies.

  2. I actually haven't seen "An American in Paris". Maybe I should. Thanks for the comment.