Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

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Continuity mistake: There are two continuity mistakes when Don Lockwood makes his escape from his fans, and jumps onto the passing trolley. He climbs to the trolley roof and walks along the roof to the back of the trolley, when he jumps off to land in Kathy's car. However, in the next shot he's jumped off the front of the trolley, not the back. Also, in the distant shot, Kathy jumps as he lands in her car, but when the shot changes to a close-up, she's calm and then jumps a second later.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Don Lockwood is dueling in "The Royal Rascal" at the beginning of the movie, when Don opens the balcony door and the other dueller comes after him, Don flips him over the balcony and he splashes into a puddle. Meanwhile, two guys come out after Don. The next scene, one guy is lying on the balcony, Don jumps over the balcony landing on his back, and there is no puddle, no guy lying on the ground, but a bushy garden instead. (00:11:55)

Liz Kerr

Continuity mistake: When Cosmo and Don are doing the violin routine, Cosmo's violin bow string comes loose in one shot and then all of a sudden is fixed in the next. (00:06:45)

Other mistake: Don, Lena, and crew have a nearly impossible time when starting to shoot "The Dueling Cavalier" as a talkie. But, before that, we see a different group shooting the complex, Zigfeld-esque "Beautiful Girl" number for another picture with no problems at all.


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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Question: Before Lina sings "Singin' in the Rain," she keeps backing up to the curtain (to ask Kathy what song she's going to sing, and in what key). Wouldn't that tip off the audience that Lina wasn't using her own voice?

Answer: They might think she's just asking someone backstage, R.F. or something, which song it would be best to sing.

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