Singing in the rain

A version performed by the UK comedy partnership Morecambe and Wise was ranked at the top of a poll of their Greatest Moments. The film is recognized by the American Film Institute in these lists: The number was originally conceived as Kelly singing a medley of other songs to her as they romped around various studio back lot sets.

A version was also performed by Jheena Lodwick inon her album titled "Singing in the rain". Unbeknownst to Lina, as she starts "singing", Don, Cosmo and Simpson gleefully raise the curtain behind her, revealing the deception.

Singin' in the Rain (song)

A common myth is that Kelly managed to perform the entire song in one take, thanks to cameras placed at predetermined locations. However, this was not the case, the filming of the sequence taking place over 2—3 days. Many Singing in the rain these items were sold at a auction in Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Don falls in love with an aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, who is providing the voice for Lina. Leif Garrett released a version of the song on his album, Same Goes for You. InScottish folk rock-singer John Martyn did an acoustic folk jazz -version on his album Bless the Weatherwhere he accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and sang several overdubbed backing vocals.

He performs it while being drenched in water by comedy partner and co-host Jerry Lewis. Kelly later admitted that he had not been kind to Reynolds and was surprised that she was still willing to talk to him afterwards.

The Gene Kelly version of the song is also played over the closing credits. The film is ranked as No. Mint Royale version[ edit ]. Song form[ edit ] The song has an unusual form: It descends from the flies of the Gershwin Theater in sheets at the end of Act I, drenching a Santo Loquasto courtyard set that floats beneath a distant, twinkling Hollywoodland sign When the audience clamors for Lina to sing live, Don and Cosmo improvise and get Lina to lip-synch while Kathy sings into a second microphone while hidden behind the curtain.

Directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharpthe scenic design was by Santo Loquastocostume design by Ann Rothand lighting design by Jennifer Tipton. Don barely tolerates his vapid leading lady, Lina Lamont, who is convinced that their screen romance is real. Thornhill received an Olivier Award nomination for her performance.

The song is also performed during the opening credits of the film, and briefly near the end of the film by Debbie Reynolds. This production was a transfer from the West Yorkshire production, which ran from December to February Simpson, decides he has no choice but to convert the new Lockwood and Lamont film, The Dueling Cavalier, into a talkie.

After the first talking pictureThe Jazz Singerproves to be a smash hit, the head of the studio, R. An irate, but desperate Simpson is forced to agree; Kathy has no choice because she is under contract. Although there is no precise documentation of what or where it was, close examination of footage toward the end of the dance shows an abrupt cut when Charisse is wrapped around Kelly, indicating the probable location.

When Lina finds out, she is furious and does everything possible to sabotage the romance. The song was covered in by Carmen Bradford in her Jazz album "Home With You" In the film called Robotswhen Fender says goodbye to Loretta with a blowing kiss, he happily sings a parody called "Singing in the Oil" which is to the tune of this song and dances around until he gets caught by a Sweeper.

After shooting the "Good Morning" routine, which had taken from 8: There is a jazz vocal rendition by Joe Williams on his album Then and Now.

The tune is briefly heard in the comedy The Big Noisewhen Oliver Hardy is drenched by a shower nozzle. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has covered the song on many different occasions, including releasing it on The Best of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra album in Hearing what had happened, Astaire volunteered to help her with her dancing.

Supporting cast included Matt Zimmerman and Mark Donovan. The premiere is a tremendous success. Rolfe and his Lucky Strike Orchestra recorded the song possibly as early as but perhaps In a subsequent encounter when Fred Astaire was in the studio, he found Reynolds crying under a piano. The production closed on 8 June The song was also recorded by John Serry, Sr.Encouragement for Military Life and Special Needs Parenting.

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The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm!

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