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Singin' in the Rain Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donold O'Connor

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The movie is about a dashing, smug but romantic silent film star, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and his glamorous blonde screen partner, Lina Lamont who are falsely portayed as romantically involved as a promotional tactic for the studio.
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      Their studio head envisions their current silent film as a 'talkie'. This is a complete flop until Don's ex-song-and-dance partner, Cosmo (Donald O'Connor) suggests turning the doomed film into a musical. There's one major problem, however - the temperamental, catty, self-centred Lina Lamont has a shrill, screechy New York accent. To solve this problem, they decide to use the voice of Don's dancer-girlfriend, Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds).
    The hilarious pair manage to outwit Lina, pacify Kathy, and turn the musical into a raging success.
   
The review of this Movie prepared by Susanna de Almeida




Gene Kelly plays a stuntman-turned-actor about to make the transition from silent films to talkies. But while Kelly has a wonderful voice perfect for singing Broadway musicals, his witchy co-star Lena (Jean Hagan) has a high-pitched voice perfect for shattering glass. Thanks to Lena, Kelly's career in the talkies is quickly going down the tubes. But when Kelly falls in love with a beautiful singer played by Debbie Reynolds, he hits on a great idea -- let Reynolds dub for Lena's voice! Everything seems wonderful -- until Lena discovers what's going on and tries to make Reynolds sign a contract that will make her dub for Lena's voice -- permanently! Now Kelly must find a way to free Reynolds from the contract, without putting his own career in jeopardy!         
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Jung




A famed movie actor, co-starring in silent films with a beautiful famed actress with an eccentric personality and screechy high voice, falls in love with a "nobody" just beginning her acting career, during the time of the change from silent to sound movies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Amy Teutenberg




Actor Don Lockwood falls in love with dancer Kathy. The trouble is is that Lockwood's so-called celebrity girlfriend thinks they're still together.
The review of this Movie prepared by kaity loder



Script Analysis of Singin' in the Rain

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Comedy or Parody about    -   musical How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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