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.