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Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly

Adolph Green (story) and
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Release Date:
11 April 1952 (USA) See more »
Comedy | Musical | Romance
Singin' Swingin' Glorious Feelin' Technicolor Musical
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations
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One of the best Hollywood musicals
US TV Schedule:
Sun. Sept. 30 6:00 PM TCM

(in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Kelly ... Don Lockwood

Donald O'Connor ... Cosmo Brown

Debbie Reynolds ... Kathy Selden

Jean Hagen ... Lina Lamont

Millard Mitchell ... R.F. Simpson

Cyd Charisse ... Dancer

Douglas Fowley ... Roscoe Dexter

Rita Moreno ... Zelda Zanders
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Addams ... Teresa - a Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
John Albright ... Call Boy (uncredited)
Betty Allen ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sue Allen ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marie Ardell ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates ... Boy (uncredited)
Marcella Becker ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
David Blair ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Dora Bailey (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Gwen Carter ... Girl Talking with Cosmo at Party (uncredited)
Bill Chatham ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Lyle Clark ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Hairdresser (uncredited)
Harry Cody ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... Fencer (uncredited)
Pat Conway ... Projectionist (uncredited)
Jeanne Coyne ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ruby C. Currie ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Fred Datig Jr. ... Movie Usher (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ... Sound Engineer (uncredited)
Robert Dayo ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Patricia Denise ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Gloria DeWerd ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
John Dodsworth ... Baron de la Ma de la Toulon (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Rod (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Richard Emory ... Phil - Villain in Barroom Brawl (uncredited)
Betty Erbes ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Sid Phillips (uncredited)
Don Fields ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Ernie Flatt ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Robert Fortier ... Gangster in Broadway Melody Ballet (uncredited)
Dan Foster ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... Matt - Policeman (uncredited)

Kathleen Freeman ... Phoebe Dinsmore (uncredited)
Lance Fuller ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Jeanne Gail ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Glen Gallagher ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jon Gardner ... Kid (uncredited)
Diane Garrett ... Usherette (uncredited)
Jack George ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Shirley Glickman ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Inez Gorman ... Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Beatrice Gray ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Marion Gray ... Audience Member (uncredited)
William Hamel ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Timmy Hawkins ... Boy (uncredited)
Dean Henson ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jean Heremans ... Fencer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... J. Cumberland Spendrill III (uncredited)
Joyce Horne ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Don Hulbert ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Frank Hyers ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Patricia Jackson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ivor James ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Morgan Jones ... Audience Member (uncredited)
David Kasday ... Kid (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ... Usherette (uncredited)
Jimmy Kelly ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Police Escort at Premiere (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Judy Landon ... Olga Mara (uncredited)

Joi Lansing ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Lee ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
William F. Leicester ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Peggy Leon ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Diki Lerner ... Male Tango Dancer (uncredited)
Bill Lewin ... Bert - Cowboy Knocked Out in Barroom Brawl (uncredited)

Sylvia Lewis ... Female Tango Dancer (uncredited)
John Logan ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Leon Lontoc ... Filipino Butler (uncredited)
Shirley Lopez ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joan Maloney ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Dancing Fat Man at Party (uncredited)
Dorothy McCarty ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ann McCrea ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Johnny McGovern ... Boy (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Projectionist (uncredited)
Sheila Meyers ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ... Villain (uncredited)
Gloria Moore ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marilyn Moore ... Usherette (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Peggy Murray ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Anne Neyland ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Packard ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Dorothy Patrick ... Usherette (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... Fencer (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard ... Old Man Getting Umbrella in "Singin' in the Rain" Number (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ... Fruit Peddler (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... Saloon Keeper (uncredited)
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joanne Rio ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joel Robinson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joette Robinson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Tony Rocke ... Man in Forecourt (uncredited)
Dennis Ross ... Cosmo as a Boy (uncredited)
Paul Salata ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Audrey Saunders ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... Fencer (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Messenger on Screen (uncredited)
Betty Scott ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... Fencer (uncredited)

Elaine Stewart ... Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Ben Strobach ... Leading Man (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Policeman in "Singin' in the Rain" Number (uncredited)
Allen Sutherland ... Don as a Boy (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... Man in Talking Pictures Demonstration (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Sound Technician (uncredited)
Jimmy Thompson ... Singer in 'Beautiful Girl' Segment (uncredited)
Dee Turnell ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Audrey Washburn ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Diction Coach (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Policeman (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Rudy Vallee Impersonator (uncredited)
Adam York ... Publicity Man (uncredited)
Norma Zimmer ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

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Directed by
Stanley Donen
Gene Kelly

Writing credits
Adolph Green (story) and
Betty Comden (story)

Adolph Green (screenplay) and
Betty Comden (screenplay)

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
Roger Edens .... associate producer (uncredited)

Original Music by
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)

Cinematography by
Harold Rosson (director of photography)

Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan

Art Direction by
Randall Duell
Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by
Jacques Mapes (as Jacque Mapes)
Edwin B. Willis
Harry McAfee (uncredited)

Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett

Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles designer
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
Martha Acker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Mary Bashe .... body makeup artist (uncredited)
Ben Lane .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Helene Parsons .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dorothy Ponedel .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
John True .... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management
Charles J. Hunt .... production manager (uncredited)
William C. Strohm .... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Greenwald .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Marvin Stuart .... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... construction (uncredited)
Tommy Crawford .... props (uncredited)
Tom Ordoqui .... props (uncredited)

Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
William Edmondson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
James F. Gaither Jr. .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ralph A. Pender .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... sound mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Irving G. Ries .... special effects

Visual Effects by
Mark Davis .... cinematographer: matte painting (uncredited)

Chick Collins .... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Heremans .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders .... stunt double: Gene Kelly (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department
John Alton .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Richard Borland .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Eric Carpenter .... still photographer (uncredited)
Milford Cline .... gaffer (uncredited)
Hank Forester .... grip (uncredited)
Ed Hubbell .... still photographer (uncredited)
J. James .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Tom Long .... grip (uncredited)
Leo Monlon .... key grip (uncredited)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank V. Phillips .... camera operator (uncredited)
Wes Shanks .... gaffer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Vicki Nichols .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Dave Saltuper .... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department
Peter Ballbusch .... montage (uncredited)
Ed Hartzke .... assistant editor (uncredited)
William LeVanway .... supervising editor (uncredited)

Music Department
Jeff Alexander .... vocal arrangements
Nacio Herb Brown .... songs: music by
Stanley Donen .... musical numbers staged and directed by
Arthur Freed .... songs: lyrics by
Lennie Hayton .... musical direction
Wally Heglin .... orchestrations
Gene Kelly .... musical numbers staged and directed by
Skip Martin .... orchestrations
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrations
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Peter P. Decek .... music mixer (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... musical director (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
William Saracino .... music mixer (uncredited)
Lela Simone .... music coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew
James Gooch .... Technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
Dorothy Aldrin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Aldworth .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Helen Auer .... secretary: Mr. Freed (uncredited)
Rene Barsam .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jeanne Coyne .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Ernie Flatt .... tap dance instructor (uncredited)
Phil Garris .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carol Haney .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Belva Lannan .... secretary: Mr. Edens (uncredited)
Alma Maison .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Ryan .... assistant: Mr. Freed (uncredited)
Lela Simone .... assistant: Mr. Freed (uncredited)
Howard Strickling .... publicity director (uncredited)
Gwen Verdon .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)

Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
Loew's (produced by) (as Loew's Incorporated)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
RKO-Pathe Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1952) (USA) (theatrical) (as Metro Goldwyn Mayer)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1952) (Finland) (theatrical)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1952) (UK) (theatrical)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1952) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1952) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Herald Film Company (1953) (Japan) (theatrical)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1953) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1953) (France) (theatrical) (35 and 16 mm)
Lii-Filmi (1964) (Finland) (theatrical) (re-release)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (1964) (USA) (TV)
MGM/UA Home Video (1988) (USA) (VHS)
Les Films du Paradoxe (1995) (France) (theatrical) (re-release)
Chapel Distribution (1997) (Australia) (theatrical)
MGM Home Entertainment (1998) (USA) (DVD)
MGM/UA Home Entertainment (1998) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
Sandrews (2000) (Sweden) (DVD)
Warner Home Video (2000) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video (2000) (USA) (VHS)
Sandrews (2002) (Sweden) (DVD)
Warner Home Video (2002) (Canada) (DVD)
Warner Home Video (2002) (USA) (DVD)
Encore Entertainment (????) (USA) (theatrical) (trailer distributor)
Argentina Video Home (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
Criterion Collection, The (USA) (laserdisc)
Emerald (2012) (Argentina) (DVD)
Vídeo Arte (????) (Brazil) (VHS)
Warner Home Vídeo (????) (Brazil) (DVD)
Other Companies
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) this picture made under the jurisdiction of (as I.A.T.S.E.)
Turner Entertainment VHS package design (uncredited)
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Brief Synopsis
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.

Cast & Crew
Gene Kelly
Stanley Donen

Gene Kelly
Don Lockwood
Donald O'Connor
Cosmo Brown
Debbie Reynolds
Kathy Selden

Jean Hagen
Lina Lamont
Millard Mitchell
R. F. Simpson
Cyd Charisse

Douglas Fowley
Roscoe Dexter
Rita Moreno
Zelda Zanders
Madge Blake
Dora Bailey

King Donovan
Kathleen Freeman
Phoebe Dinsmore
Robert Watson
Diction coach


Additional Details
MPAA Ratings:
Premiere Info:
New York opening: 27 Mar 1952; Los Angeles opening: 9 Apr 1952
Release Date:
Production Date:
AFI Library*; EB; Paige
Color (Technicolor)
Distributions Co:
Loew's Inc.
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Production Co:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
United States


Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review

4 out of 4 Stars
D: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse, Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley, Madge Blake, Rita Moreno. Perhaps the greatest movie musical of all time, fashioned by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from a catalogue of Arthur FreedNacio Herb Brown songs. The setting is Hollywood during the transition to talkies, with Hagen giving the performance of a lifetime as Kelly's silent screen costar, whose voice could shatter glass. Kelly's title number, O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh," are just two highlights in a film packed with gems. Later a Broadway musical.

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User Reviews:

4.71 out of 5

Cinema History:

4.65 out of 5


4.57 out of 5

Lead Performers:

4.69 out of 5

Supporting Cast:

4.7 out of 5


4.63 out of 5

Screen Play:

4.62 out of 5

Music Score:

4.7 out of 5

Title Sequence:

4.58 out of 5

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Singin in the Rain
Liz Fan 2019-01-29
One of the best musicals ever made! Love love love this movie! But why does TCM broadcast it in the middle of the night? Please, TCM, show this wonderful... MORE>
wWILL 2018-06-19
One of the greatest musicals ever made. Thanks to T.C.M. for putting on such a fantastic lineup of great entertainment. The only disappointment was your... MORE>
Singin in the Rain
Laurie Brown 2017-08-28
Musicals aren't exactly my cup of tea, but I can see where this one is considered the best ever made. With Gene Kelly at the helm I suppose... MORE>
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