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Donald O'Connor filmed the 'Make 'em Laugh' number in one day, over several takes. By the end of that one sequence, he was so bruised and battered from the repeated unpadded pratfalls, he could barely move. He was unable to work for several days after.

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Donald O'Connor admitted that he did not like working with Gene Kelly because he found Kelly to be a bit of a tyrant on the set.

The script for this movie was written after the songs were.

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By the time the dance number "Good Mornin'" was finished, Debbie Reynolds had danced for so long and so hard all day long that her heartbeat dropped and she was confined to bedrest.

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"Singin' in the Rain" wasn't in the original screenplay. When it was added, it was intended to be performed by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. This song eventually became "Good Morning", and "Singin' in the Rain" became Kelly's iconic solo.

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During the "Good Morning, Good Morning" sequence, Debbie Reynolds' tap dancing was dubbed over by Gene Kelly.

In the famous scene when Don Lockwood is singing in the rain, apparently Gene Kelly (Don) was suffering from a fever.

It has been known that Debbie Reynolds was frequently picked on by Gene Kelly for not being to dance so well. One day while Reynolds was crying on the set, Fred Astaire helped her with the dancing.

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When Gene Kelly is dancing in the rain, he was wearing a wool suit which kept shrinking on him. In order to be able to move to dance, he had to change his suit several times.

In the following dance sequences: "All I do is dream of you", "Beautiful girl", "Good Mornin'" and "Broadway Rhythm" - all the girl dancers are wearing the same shoes each time, but different colour.

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Quotes

Don Lockwood: What's your lofty mission in life that lets you sneer at my humble profession?
Kathy Selden: I'm an actress.
Don Lockwood: What?
Kathy Selden: On the stage.
Don Lockwood: Oh, on the stage. Well, I'd like to see you act. What are you in right now? I could brush up on my English, or bring along an interpreter. That is if they'd let in a movie actor.
Kathy Selden: I'm not in a play right now, but I will be. I'm going to New York...
Don Lockwood: Oh, you're going to New York! And then someday, we'll all hear of you, won't we? Kathy Selden as Juliet, as Lady Macbeth, as King Lear! You'll have to wear a beard for that one, of course.

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Mistakes

When Donald O'Connor walks onto the keys of his piano at the beginning of his Make 'Em Laugh Sequence, the sound that we hear is a chord, but in reality we would hear a much more dissonant combination of notes, because several notes adjacent to each other would be played at the same time.

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