SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, screen play and story by Adolph Green and Betty Comden; directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen; produced by Arthur Freed. At the Radio City Music Hall.
Don Lockwood . . . . . Gene Kelly
Cosmo Brown . . . . . Donald O'Connor
Kathy Selden . . . . . Debbie Reynolds
Lina Lamont . . . . . Jean Hagen
R. F. Simpson . . . . . Millard Mitchell
Guest Artist . . . . . Cyd Charisse
Zelda Zanders . . . . . Rita Moreno
Roscoe Dexter . . . . . Douglas Fowley
Dora Bailey . . . . . Madge Blake
Most of the music had been sitting around unused for some twenty years, and screenwriters Adolph Green and Betty Comden were given the responsibility of coming up with a story for it. During an all-night brainstorming session, they hit upon the inspired idea of setting the story during Hollywood’s transition from the silent era to the age of sound, the period the songs actually date from.
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is so different. First of all, its song-and-dance numbers are worked with some plausibility into the story, which is entertaining enough to be worth watching for its own sake, even if there were no singing or dancing. And yet it’s full of such joy that it singing and dancing; the musical elements aren’t just tacked on. The characters are vivid and delightful, and the romance that develops (amid much bantering and posturing) between Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) is completely engaging. Donald O’Connor could have kept up with the Marx Brothers as wacky Cosmo Brown, one of the all-time great supporting characters; and Jean Hagen is deliciously and self-absorbed as an actress named Lina Lamont who’s got a great voice for silent film.
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