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Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain(1952)

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Trivia

  • The role of Cosmo was written with Oscar Levant in mind, but instead was immortalized by Donald' O'Connor
  • The script was written after the songs, and so it had to generate a plot into which the songs would fit.
  • Gene Kelly had a 103 degrees fever when he danced to the title song.
  • The rain consisted of water plus milk so the rain would show up better on film but it caused Kelly's wool suit to shrink.
  • While the film makes a central point of the idea that Kathy's voice is dubbed over Lina Lamont's, what is not told is that ironically, in some of these songs, notably "Would You", Debbie Reynolds, the actress who plays Selden, is actually dubbed over by Betty Noyes.

Contributions

  • Sarah Beth (2006-03-06)

    Source: The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com)

    The original negative of this film was destroyed in a fire.
    The studio technicians had to pipe two city blocks on the backlot with overhead sprays for the title sequence. Their efforts are all the more remarkable since there was a severe water shortage in Culver City, California, the day the sequence was shot.

  • RoyHWagnerASC (2008-01-09)

    Source: not available

    the original director of photography was John Alton ASC who was the co-director of photography on "An American In Paris" for which he won an Academy Award.

  • MarieTherese (2009-06-15)

    Source: not available

    The footage from "The Royal Rascal" was borrowed from "The Three Musketeers", also starring Gene Kelly. Lana Turner (in a dark gown)is briefly glimpsed in the doorway before a close-up of Jean Hagen (in a pale gown) is inserted.

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