The basic plot of the film is that Gene Kelly's character, Don Lockwood is a silent film star in the 1920's. He hates his partner Lina Lamont, but his studio likes to link the two together, to show a 'romantic bond' on the big silver screen. Lina thinks they are in love, but Don thinks otherwise. At the premiere of his new film, he tells largely fake stories of his life, he starts to get swarmed by fans, so he ducks into a taxi with his friend, Cosmo Brown, where they then meet Kathy Selden.
She tells him that she is a film star too, and is more accomplished than him. Later on in the film, we see the idea of a talking film, and no one is impressed. Then Kathy throws a cake at Don as a joke, and misses and hits Lina. She runs away, and later has Kathy fired from the studio without Don knowing. He is furious and goes to get her. She then tell him that she was a fan of his the whole time. Then the three friends want to create a full talking movie. They do, and embarrass Lina for good, and they all live happily ever after.
Now you might not know the movie for that plot, but for two very famous songs and two very famous dancing routines. They are the "Singing' in the Rain", and "Good Morning", song and dance routines. Those will be linked down below. Those are two of the most imitated song and dances in the history of film.
I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do! Stay tuned for tomorrow's post for a long awaited Seasonal Saturday!
Did you like these two clips? Would you want to see this old movie?
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