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.