Singin' in the Rain
First screened in July 1999
Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, Brick Sullivan, Rita Moreno. Screenplay: Adolph Green and Betty Comden.

Twitter Capsule: More charm, energy, ability, and ingenuity than you'd expect one film could possess. Sublime, start to finish.

Second Capsule: Hollywood's most euphoria-inducing musical, miraculously synced to its cleverest and spoofiest self-portrait.

VOR:   Movies don't get more influential than this, which is even more gratifying when they're also lusciously enjoyable. Peak MGM, peak musical, peak metafilm, peak star showcase. Peak.

Photo © 1952 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Jean Hagen
Best Original Score (Musical): Lennie Hayton

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Donald O'Connor

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