1952 ***** 103 mins.
In 1952, MGM released what would, eventually, become known as the greatest musical of all time. Singin' in the Rain more than surpasses every other musical in terms of showmanship, entertainment, and staying power. It feels just as fresh and funny now as it did all those years ago. Filled with one classic moment after another, Singin' in the Rain tells the important story of Hollywood's transition to "talkies". The musical numbers feel tailor-made for the film, when in reality, they almost all come from musicals from the late '20s. A perfect film, through and through.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Originally not rated; since rated G.
Story and Screen Play by
Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Nacio Herb Brown
Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen