Singin' in the Rain
Directed by Stanley Donen. US. 1952. NR. 103 minutes. Digital Restoration.
Sun., April 27, 2014
Considered by many to be the greatest movie musical ever made, this is your chance to determine whether such a grand appellation is justified. One thing that can be said for it, the cast of Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Donald OConnor, and a very young Debbie Reynolds provides one of the most satisfying musical shows youll ever see. The plot, about the confusion that reigned when movies first converted from silence to sound, is secondary to the wonderful Adolph Green/Betty Comden song and dance routines, including Make Em Laugh, Good Mornin, The Broadway Ballet, Moses Supposes, and, of course, Kellys ultimate rendition of the title tune. As the London Radio Times has said, Never in the whole history of American cinema has such a collection of talents come together at the peak of their abilities to generate such an enjoyable and clever movie. And, dont miss Jean Hagans hilarious turn as the egotistical, scheming, moronic movie star with a voice that could curdle milk. This is truly a musical classic that the whole family will enjoy! (Bill Roth)