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Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Brilliant Musical with terrific performances!

Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, "Singin' in the Rain" hits all the right notes and has all the best moves.

Gene Kelly stars with Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor and Jean Hagen, who was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. Beautifully filled with songs such as ''Make 'em Laugh'', ''You Were Meant for Me'', ''Fit as a Fiddle'', ''Moses'', ''Good Morning'', ''You Are My Lucky Star'' and of course ''Singin' in The Rain'', this musical ranks as the best of all time. Gene Kelly's exquisite tap dancing to the song ''Singin' in the Rain'', like the lyrics, actually brings "a smile to my face".

Kelly and O'Connor's opening dance sequence possibly rivals any other duo in musical history. Debbie Reynolds shines as the aspiring actress new to Hollywood. Meanwhile Hagen gives a hilarious and compelling performance as the antagonist in the story, which takes places in the 1920s as the movie industry is changing from silent to talking pictures.

Released in 1952, Singin' in the Rain is the highlight of the many pictures Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen collaborated on together.


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