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Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, USA, 1952)

There is no movie musical more fun than Singin’ in the Rain, and few that remain as fresh over the years.
— Roger Ebert

In tribute to Stanley Donen (1924 - 2019)

Stanley Donen was responsible for some of greatest Hollywood musicals of all time: On The Town, It's Always Fair Weather and Funny Face were all his. But his best-loved film is without question this celebration of song, dance and cinema.

Set during the advent of 'talkies', Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful, jealous and not-that-bright Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time... until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.

Filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain, plus a memorable sequence featuring Cyd Charisse this is truly in the pantheon of all-time greats.