Singin' in the Rain

Release Date: April 11th, 1952

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

G |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Douglas V. Fowley, Cyd Charisse

Director: Stanley Donen , Gene Kelly

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: New York City, Emotional, Witty, Playful, Friend, Love, Love triangle, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A wonderful parody of the birth of talkies that has great wit, an intelligent script, terrific music and dancing that can't be beat. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With the names and versatile talents of Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, supported by lilting melodies, wonderful dancing and some very funny comedy, the show just can't miss being another MGM top-grosser. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Singin' in the Rain is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it. show more

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Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1953)
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical