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Moxie Flix: Singing in the Rain (1952)

A silent film star falls for a chorus girl just as he and his delusionally jealous screen partner are trying to make the difficult transition to talking pictures in 1920s Hollywood.
(G, 103 min.)


Saturday, June 15, 2024

12:00 PM

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Summary: A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

Starring: Cyd Charisse, Dawn Addams, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Douglas Fowley, Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen, John Albright, Millard Mitchell, Rita Moreno
Director: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Musical

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

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"Effervescent, life-affirming cinema."

— Ben Flanagan, Little White Lies

"One of the shining glories of the American musical."

— Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"Is Singin' in the Rain the finest movie musical of them all? There are none better in my book."

— Ed Potton, Times (UK)

"There is no movie musical more fun than Singin' in the Rain, and few that remain as fresh over the years."

— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Watching Singin' in the Rain is an exuberant, magical experience -- a journey deep into the heart of feel-good territory."

— James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Asked to name the top ten moments in the history of movies, most people would include the title number from this movie, in which Gene Kelly splashes and sings in the rain with what Roger Ebert called 'saturated ecstasy.'"

— Nell Minow, Movie Mom

"Compounded generously of music, dance, color, spectacle and a riotous abundance of Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen and Donald O'Connor on the screen, all elements in this rainbow program are carefuly contrived and guaranteed to...put you in a buttercup mood."

— Bosley Crowther, New York Times