Singin' In The Rain
Release: March 27, 1952

Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can't stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), whom he met while escaping his screaming fans. Watching these intrigues from the sidelines is Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor), Don's best pal and on-set pianist. Cosmo is promoted to musical director of Monumental Pictures by studio head R.F. Simpson (Millard Mitchell) when the talking-picture revolution commences. That's all right for Cosmo, but how will talkies affect the upcoming Lockwood-Lamont vehicle "The Dueling Cavalier"? Don, an accomplished song-and-dance man, should have no trouble adapting to the microphone. Lina, however, is another matter; put as charitably as possible, she has a voice that sounds like fingernails on a blackboard. The disastrous preview of the team's first talkie has the audience howling with derisive laughter. On the strength of the plot alone, concocted by the matchless writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin' in the Rain is a delight. But with the addition of MGM's catalog of Arthur Freed-Nacio Herb Brown songs -- "You Were Meant for Me," "You Are My Lucky Star," "The Broadway Melody," and of course the title song -- the film becomes one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made.

Diction Coach: "Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be."
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Lina: "What's wrong with the way I talk? What's the big idea? Am I dumb or something?"
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Cosmo Brown: "Talking pictures, that means I'm out of a job. At last I can start suffering and write that symphony."
R.F. Simpson: "You're not out of job, we're putting you in as head of our new music department."
Cosmo Brown: "Oh, thanks, R.F.! At last I can stop suffering and write that symphony."
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Lina: "[after filming a love scene] Oh Donny! You couldn't kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!"
Don Lockwood: "Meet the greatest actor in the world! I'd rather kiss a tarantula."
Lina: "You don't mean that."
Don Lockwood: "I don't - - Hey Joe, get me a tarantula."
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Cosmo Brown: "Lina. She can't act, she can't sing, she can't dance. A triple threat."
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Don Lockwood: "[Don Lockwood is being mobbed by several fans on the street, desperately] Hey, Cos! Do something! Call me a cab!"
Cosmo Brown: "OK, you're a cab."
Don Lockwood: "[unimpressed] Thanks a lot!"
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