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8.2
/10
11,373 Ratings

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
United States, 1952
Comedy, Musical

Synopsis

A golden era Hollywood musical about the turmoil suffered by the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. Led by an all-star cast including Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

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Singin' in the Rain Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1953 | 2 nominations including: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

National Film Preservation Board

1989 | Winner: National Film Registry

[…There are] many scenes are more famous than this one, but none better captures the anarchy that sets apart Singin’ in the Rain, widely considered the greatest movie musical of all time. And it’s that anarchy—its rule-breaking, illogical, freneticism—that gives the film its energy and personality. For a film so widely beloved, Singin’ in the Rain is truly mischievous, the ultimate expression of a genre that is more about spirit than cause-and-effect narrative relations.
September 13, 2013
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The most exquisite and exuberant dream of the dream machine in transition, Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain includes perhaps one of the greatest examples of how art, with its constant advances and detractions, can at once wildly embellish and find the emotional truth of an artist’s persona.
July 25, 2012
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Throw in the fact that the Technicolor is stunning and the jokes still pack a punch 50 years later, and you have a clever, comic masterpiece. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a theater-going experience not to be missed—watching it on TV just doesn’t do it justice.
February 12, 2010
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