Singing in the Rain

Singin In the Rain Film Review                                   Josh Mendoza
          Singin in the Rain is a musical film released in the year 1952.   The film was directed by actor Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. The producer of the movie was acclaimed musical producer, Arthur Freed. Also, the screenplay was written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Starring in Singing In the Rain was Gene Kelley as Don Lockwood, a popular silent film actor who goes on the transition process into “talkie” films by using music. Along the way, he is helped by his lover Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) and his best friend, Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor). Yet, Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), Lockwood’s usual leading lady, tries to prove she won’t be showed up by a talent she doesn’t posses.

      Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) is a major silent film star in the late 1920s, along with his usual leading lady, Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). He enjoys major success, as well as his best friend and piano man in his movies, Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor). Yet, one day on the road he gets criticized by a showgirl, Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), on his “acting” skills and how it is only expression of emotion with no real dialogue. Soon, a new threat appears to the silent film stars as the first “talkie” film The Jazz Singer is released. The film receives positive reviews and the public rushes to it, making it a box office success. With this in mind, the head of Lockwood’s studio turns his upcoming silent film The Dueling Cavalier into a “talkie”. Yet, a test screening of the film it is disliked by the audience, especially at the poor acting of the stars and Lina’s grating voice. Lockwood decides to seek counsel from Kathy and Cosmo on...