Singin’ in the Rain 25.11.16

Come along to this classic Hollywood musical and enjoy another great Hoylake Community Cinema ‘big surprise’!

Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

The film was only a modest hit when first released, with only Donald O’Connor’s win at the Golden Globe Awards, Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s win for their screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards, and Jean Hagen’s nomination at the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress being the only major recognitions it received.

However, it was accorded its legendary status by contemporary critics. It is now frequently regarded as the best movie musical ever made, and one of the greatest films ever made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is ranked as the fifth greatest American motion picture of all time.

 

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