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  • Comedy, romance, great musical numbers, stars at their best and a fond recreation of a bygone moviemaking era: Singin’ in the Rain has so much that it ranked a lofty 10th on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best American Films list. 

    “Gotta dance!” sings star and co-director Gene Kelly. But the imperative of the film’s storyline is gotta talk! Silents are giving way to Talkies – and a hoofer-turned-matinee-idol (Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy (Donald O’Connor), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen) in a hilarious Oscar®-nominated performance). Singin’ in the Rain is pure singin’, dancin’, laughin’, lovin’, moviewatchin’ joy.

  • ’S wonderful, ’s marvelous: Gene Kelly, producer Arthur Freed, director Vincente Minnelli and an ace creative team conjure sheer screen magic, one of the American Film Institute’s Top-100 American Films.

    Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and loves even more an alluring (but engaged) perfume-shop clerk (Leslie Caron in her beguiling screen debut). Dance sequences spun around Gershwin songs accent Kelly’s romantic pursuit. And the final 17-minute ballet –combining the title symphony, Impressionist set stylings and Kelly’s unique talent for telling a story in dance –lifts this winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Picture® into the ether of timelessness. Love Is Here to Stay Kelly sings. So is An American in Paris.