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Singin in the Rain is a 1952 English-language Comedy Musical motion picture directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen and produced by Arthur Freed under the banner of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she s on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's ideas man and musical director. And by this time, Don has secretly started dating Kathy Selden, a chorus girl who is trying to make it big in pictures herself. Don and Kathy's relationship is despite their less than friendly initial meeting. Cosmo and Kathy help Don, who had worked his way up through the movie ranks to stardom, try make the leap to talking picture stardom, with Kathy following along the way. However, they have to overcome the technological issues. But the bigger problem is Lina, who will do anything to ensure she also makes the successful leap into talking pictures, despite her own inabilities and at anyone and everyone else's expense if they get in her way, especially Kathy as Don's off screen girlfriend and possibly his new talking picture leading lady. Written by Huggo. Singin in the rain features Gene Kelly in the title role along with an ensemble cast including Donald O'connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse and Douglas Fowley. The screenplay is written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The music was composed by Lennie Hayton along with Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Cinematography was done by Harold Rosson and editing by Adrienne Fazan. The movie has a running time of 103 minutes. It was released on 11th April 1952 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. Singin in the Rain was made on a budget of $2 million and at the box office it grossed only $1 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by Loew's Inc.

Release Date 11 APR 1952
Run Time 1 HOUR 43 MINUTES
Budget $ 2 MILLION
Language

English

Genre

Comedy , Musical , Romance

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CAST & CREW
  • Arthur Freed
    ( Producer )
  • Adolph Green
    ( Writer )
  • Betty Comden
    ( Writer )
  • Nacio Herb Brown
    ( Music director )
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