100 Word Review – Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

Set in 1920s Hollywood, a silent film company tries to adapt to the latest thing in movies: talking pictures.

Co directed by Stanley Donen (Charade, Funny Face) and Gene Kelly (On The Town, Hello, Dolly!), this is unsurprisingly a beautifully choreographed masterpiece. Kelly stars alongside the marvellous Donald O’Connor, the sublime Debbie Reynolds and the outrageous Jean Hagen who was nominated for an Oscar for her dazzling performance as Lina Lamont.

Although the film didn’t win any Oscars, it was nominated for two and currently sits at numbe 90 on IMDb’s Top 250 list. It’s a funny, romantic musical, executed to perfection.

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