SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
All tickets are $7
with Max Fleischer’s Dancing on the Moon (1935)
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(1952, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen) The switch to talkies proves a smooth one for silent swashbuckler Gene Kelly, but the nasal screech of perennial co-star Jean Hagen (“a shimmering glowing star in the cinema firm-a-mint!”) calls for dubbing by Debbie Reynolds, while Donald O’Connor literally knocks himself out to “make ‘em laugh.” Betty Comden & Adolph Green took the early talkie songs of Nacio Herb Brown and producer Arthur Freed to script the Citizen Kane of movie musicals. Shown with Max Fleischer bouncy color cartoon Dancing on the Moon (1935), with lovey-dovey, all-singing and dancing animals on the Honeymoon Express rocket. Approx 110 min. DCP.
"Just about the best Hollywood musical of all time!"
– Pauline Kael
"Compounded generously of music, dance, color, spectacle and a riotous abundance of Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen and Donald O'Connor on the screen, all elements in this rainbow program are carefuly contrived and guaranteed to...put you in a buttercup mood."
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
"There is no movie musical more fun than Singin' in the Rain, and few that remain as fresh over the years."
– Roger Ebert