Singin’ in the Rain was first released on March 27, 1952 in New York City. This comedy musical stars Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds and is directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. It offers a comedic depiction of Hollywood’s transition from silent films to “talkies” in the 1920s. It pays homage to the roots of cinema.
Since its debut 60 years ago, several DVD collections of Singin’ in the Rain have hit the shelves in celebration of MGM’s “Technicolor Musical Treasure.” And, rumor has it that Warner Brothers plans to release the film on Blu-Ray this summer.
Here’s the famous, namesake musical number featuring Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain.
If you’ve never seen it before, you simply must! Singin’ in the Rain is a classic! A delightful melody of vintage music, dance, comedy and romance. It’s the kind of lighthearted musical that will get you whistling or humming a tune.
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo, Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo, Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo – Meredith