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

Visible crew/equipment: During the Broadway Melody, the shadow of the hanging boom mic becomes visible. This happens during the sequence filmed in the large sound stage. Kelly is dancing with a woman with a long fabric flowing behind her. The shadow is on the right side.

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Suggested correction: I can see no shadow at any point in this scene. Could you provide a time stamp or screen capture? Besides, there is no spoken dialog or even any natural sound in the scene. Why would they be using a boom mike?

It's on the right, center side of the screen when the lady with the long flowing dress is further away and the shot cranes up. This is a musical number, Kelly is singing. They would still use a microphone.

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Are you talking about the fantasy sequence between Kelley and Cyd Charisse? If you mean the faint shadow at 1:25:18, that is a shadow from the flowing cloth. And no, they would not be using a microphone. 1) There is no singing in that sequence. 2) In musicals at the time, all singing was pre-recorded and the actors lip-synced to a playback on stage.

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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Trivia: 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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Question: Does anyone know what a "mammy" is? It is said twice during this movie.

Answer: It is the same as a nurse maid or nanny. It tended to be someone who was black and a slave (a long time ago).

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