Singin' in the Rain

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Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 musical about a silent film production company and cast that makes the difficult transition to sound.

Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
What a Glorious Feeling ! Taglines

Don Lockwood[edit]

  • [Lina believes the tabloid reports of a romance between her and Don] Lina, there is nothing between us. There's never been anything between us. Just air.
  • [to Kathy in her car after the movie premiere] Fear not, sweet lady! I will not molest you. I am but a humble jester. And you. You are TOO far above me. Farewell, Ethel Barrymore! I must tear myself from your side. [Kathy then laughs hysterically as Don's suit rips while he gets out of her car]

Lina Lamont[edit]

  • You mean it's gonna say up on the screen that I don't talk and sing for myself?...They can't do that!...They can't make a fool out of Lina Lamont. They can't make a laughingstock out of Lina Lamont. What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why I make more money than--than--than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!
  • If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'.
  • I ain't people, I am a ... "shimmering glowing star in the cinema firm-a-mint" It says so - right here!

Cosmo Brown[edit]

  • [singing] Moses supposes his toeses are roses
    But Moses supposes erroneously
    Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses
    As Moses supposes his toeses to be.
  • [on Lina Lamont] She can't act, she can't sing, and she can't dance - the Triple Threat.
  • [after Dexter says Talking Pictures will never amount to a thing] That's what they said about the "Horseless Carriage".

Kathy Selden[edit]

  • You might as well know. I'm the one who hit Miss Lamont with a cake. [looks at Don angrily] Believe me, it was meant for Mr. Lockwood.


R.F. Simpson: Don, it'll be a sensation! "Lamont and Lockwood: they talk!"
Lina Lamont: [with a voice to peel paint] Well of course we talk. Don't everybody?
[Simpson, Don, and Cosmo look back at Lina, worried.]

[After Don Lockwood's latest film is jeered by test audiences]
Don Lockwood: I'm through, fellas.
Kathy Selden: Don, you're not through!
Cosmo Brown: Why of course not. Why, with your looks and figure, you could drive an ice wagon or shine shoes!
Kathy Selden: Block hats!
Cosmo Brown: Sell pencils!
Kathy Selden: Dig ditches!
Cosmo Brown: Or worse still, go back to vaudeville.

Cosmo Brown: The price of fame. You've got the glory, you gotta take the little heartaches that go with it. Now look at me: I've got no fame, I've got no glory, I've got no big mansions, I've got no money! But I've got - what have I got?
Don Lockwood: I don't know, what have you got?
Cosmo Brown: I gotta get out of here.

Rod: Lina, you're a beautiful woman. Audiences think you've got a voice to match. The studio's gotta keep their stars from looking ridiculous at any cost.
Cosmo Brown: Nobody's got that much money.


  • What a Glorious Feeling!
  • MGM's Musical Treasure!


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