Cook Library Cinema Club: Singin' in the Rain
Need cheering up on a gloomy day like today? The exuberant performances of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face in the classic 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain -- a charming spoof of Hollywood's transition from Silent Films to the Talkies. Singin' in the Rain has the distinction of being one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, and is now available at our library in beautiful new DVD and Blu-ray editions.
The great Gene Kelly, one of Hollywood's premier song and dance men, choreographed and directed all of the musical numbers in the film, including his own iconic solo turn to the title song. Kelly choreographed and/or directed many other films over the course of his long career, including such classic musicals as On the Town, An American in Paris, and Hello, Dolly!
For a surefire dose of good cheer right now -- check out Gene Kelly's performance in the magical movie moment below: