USA music 1952 color 103 min.
Director: Gene Kelly
CAV: out-of-print collectible
2 discs, catalog # CC1152L

CLV: out-of-print collectible
1 disc, catalog # CC1210L

Silent film star Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) can't make the transition to talkies-her voice is a horrid screech! Debbie Reynolds is the understudy who must save the day by dubbing Lamont's voice. Directed by and starring Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain features dazzling song-and-dance numbers with Kelly, Reynolds, and the inimitable Donald O'Connor (check out his athletic footwork in Make 'em Laugh!).

The Criterion Collection CAV edition features:

  • Original versions of songs in the movie, as performed by Bing Crosby, Cliff Edwards, Charles King, and Anita Page
  • Audio commentary by Ron Haver about the film's production and Hollywood's real-life transition from silents to talkies
  • The original theatrical trailer
  • 1926 "talking picture" demonstration

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