Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Nov 23, 2012
7:30pm
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60th Anniversary!
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
1952, Warner Bros., 103 min, Dir: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen

On a short list of the greatest screen musicals ever made, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN began with legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed giving screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green a stack of songs he'd written early in his career (with partner Nacio Herb Brown) - including "Broadway Melody," "You Are My Lucky Star" and the title song - with the simple request to weave a story around the numbers. What emerged was a sublime marriage of song and dance, innocence and nostalgia, heart-tugging romance and surreal comedy (especially in co-star Donald O'Connor's show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh" routine). Co-director Kelly shines as silent-movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career (and leading lady, hilariously played by Jean Hagen) are imperiled by the coming of sound - until he hooks up with lovely ingenue Debbie Reynolds. The brilliant supporting cast includes Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley and the great Cyd Charisse, whose long-legged "Broadway Melody" ballet with Kelly nearly steals the show!


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Nov 23, 2012 • 7:30pm
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