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Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1952

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103 min – G – view video trailer

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance

IMDB 8.4 / Amazon 4.6 / MRQE 94% / Decent Films A+

Oscars won 0 of 2: nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Jean Hagen), Best Music (Lennie Hayton)

Ranked #9 Greatest Movies Through 1960, in 32 of 41 best movies lists, a Zagat Top Movie

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. IMDB 8.4 from over 76,611 users

It’s not only a great song-and-dance piece starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and a sprightly Debbie Reynolds; it’s also an affectionately funny insider spoof about the film industry’s uneasy transition from silent pictures to “talkies. Amazon 4.6 stars from over 402 users

People who say they don’t like musicals should watch Singin’ in the Rain, and find out how sweet eating one’s words can be. People who say they do like musicals already know and love Singin’ in the Rain — otherwise they have no business saying they love musicals. Sure, Fred and Ginger did more technically proficient dancing in Top Hat and Swing Time; and the Busby Berkeley extravaganzas, like Footlight Parade, had more spectacular set pieces. But Singin’ in the Rain is quite simply the greatest musical of all time, and more: It transcends its genre, becoming one of the most joyous, delightful, satisfying, feel-good motion picture experiences ever… Bottom line: If you like movies, Singin’ in the Rain is for you. Read full Decent Films review (rated A+, Superior artistic-entertainment for Kids & Up)

MRQE 94% with over 81 review links

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