Sin­gin’ in the Rain

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FILM / 5.00pm / TCM

Still one of the great­est movies about movies, es­pe­cially the tran­si­tion from silent cin­ema to the talkies, this 1952 mu­si­cal holds up re­mark­ably well, thanks to crack­ing tunes and bois­ter­ous per­for­mances. As co-di­rec­tor, star Gene Kelly was hard on the cast, with Deb­bie Reynolds, just

19 at the time, suf­fer­ing bloody feet as a re­sult of Kelly’s per­fec­tion­ism when it came to the dance num­bers. That eye for de­tail paid off, though, as this box-of­fice smash was an in­stant clas­sic and has re­mained so ever since.

Deb­bie, Don­ald and Gene – a glo­ri­ous feel­ing

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