Singin' in the Rain

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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Suggested correction: Not really trivia, as none of the songs was written for the film; most were written in the 1930s, some earlier, and the latest in the late 1940s. The title song, for example, was first published in 1929. So it's hardly surprising the script came after.

Trivia: 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.

Trivia: 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.

Trivia: 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.

Trivia: 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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Other mistake: In Gene Kelly's 'Singing in the Rain' sequence, the taps he makes do not match up with the actual movements of his feet - they are much more complicated than the steps he makes. Since one can't tap dance in wet loafers, Kelly had to do the dance in the studio, and the taps were added into the picture. He apparently got a little overzealous.

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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.

rabid anarchist

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