Considered by many to be the greatest Hollywood musical ever made, Singin' in the Rain is also a classic film about cinema itself. Set during the early days of sound pictures, it traces the seismic transition from silence to speech, as a matinee idol (Gene Kelly) and his partner (Donald O'Connor) search for a voice for a shrill co-star. As chorus girl Debbie Reynolds enters the fray, a brilliant all-singing, all-dancing spectacle ensues. Shot in vibrant Technicolor, Rain is unrivaled in its visual splendor and vigorous humor. Number 5 on the AFI list of the Best American Films. Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Douglas Fowley, Cyd Charisse, Madge Blake, King Donovan, Kathleen Freeman, Bobby Watson, Jimmy Thompson, Dan Foster, Margaret Bert, Mae Clarke, John Dodsworth, Stuart Holmes