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Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

  • Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
  • Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse
  • USA | 103mins | 1952 | rated (U)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 43min


Gene Kelly’s classic musical, Singin’ in the Rain continues to mesmerise audiences. Follow us on this whimsical journey into the dazzling spectacle of Hollywood’s Golden Age, almost 70 years since its release.

Centring on a trio of actors Don, Kathy and Cosmo (Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor) attempting to save a disastrous period drama by turning it into a musical, whilst also demonstrating to us the changeover from silent pictures to talkies which occurred in the 1920s. Of course it's about romance - as most musicals are! - but it's also about the film industry going through its bumpy transition.

The film still pulses with life; in a movie about making movies, you can really sense the joy they had making it.

How better to describe it than with Gene Kelly’s famous reply on how he was going to approach the song and dance centrepiece of Singin’ In The Rain: “It’s going to be raining and I’m going to be singing. I’m going to have a glorious feeling and I’m going to be happy again.”