Singin' in the Rain

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Movies about movies – ranked!
Odes to cinema from Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg and Damien Chazelle will jostle for Oscar glory next year – until then, here are 20 of the best films about film-making well worth dimming the lights for

Anne Billson

15, Sep, 2022 @12:05 PM

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Singin’ in the Rain at 70: Hollywood’s show-stopping musical remains a winner
It might have opened to muted applause, but the Gene Kelly-Stanley Donen dream team turned a 1952 also-ran into a long-living classic

Guy Lodge

11, Apr, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Singin’ in the Rain review – a starry musical charm offensive
From Adam Cooper to Faye Tozer and Kevin Clifton, there are lovely performances in this revival, but it lacks a little vim

Lyndsey Winship

06, Aug, 2021 @11:06 AM

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From My Fair Lady to Grease 2: Guardian writers on their favourite movie musicals
To celebrate the release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upbeat musical In the Heights, Guardian writers have picked their favourite examples of the genre

Pamela Hutchinson, Peter Bradshaw, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Catherine Shoard, Charles Bramesco, Radheyan Simonpillai, Adrian Horton, Benjamin Lee, Guy Lodge and Andrew Pulver

09, Jun, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Singin' in the Rain review – simply splashing
This sublime 1952 movie musical, in cinemas again, puts the artistry of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and co on full, joyful display

Peter Bradshaw

18, Oct, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The best films for children: Observer readers have their say
A look at some of the best responses to Mark Kermode’s selection of 25 child-friendly films

04, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Stanley Donen: a Hollywood blueblood treasured for Singin' in the Rain
Donen’s brilliance helped reinvent the Hollywood musical, and he went on to display a tremendous skill for romance and comedy

Peter Bradshaw

24, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Stanley Donen, director of Singin' in the Rain, dies aged 94
Donen, who was hailed as ‘a brilliant storyteller’, also directed On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Charade

Martin Pengelly in New York

23, Feb, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Debbie Reynolds, the Hollywood aristocrat who was a vitamin boost for the heart | Peter Bradshaw
Reynolds’s signature turn in Singin’ in the Rain was followed decades later by a second act, conferred by her daughter, Carrie Fisher

Peter Bradshaw

29, Dec, 2016 @2:11 AM

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The 10 best films about films
With Fellini’s flamboyant 8½ back in cinemas this week, here are the 10 best self-referential movies

Jonathan Romney

01, May, 2015 @11:00 AM

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The glorious folly of dance on film

From Singin' in the Rain to The Full Monty and Strictly Ballroom, dance films celebrate our human capacity for improvised, limitless joy. By Michael Newton

Michael Newton

28, Jun, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 musicals

Musicals have been tap dancing their way into moviegoers' hearts since the invention of cinema sound itself. From Oliver! to Singin' in the Rain, here are the Guardian and Observer critics' picks of the 10 best

03, Dec, 2013 @12:51 PM

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