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  • Things are different for the Pontipee men now that big brother Adam’s fetched a bride and brought her to their cabin. Indeed, the unwed brothers are so inspired they raid the town and carry off brides of their own! 

    Like a favourite flannel shirt, everything fits right in this rugged whoop-for-joy directed by Stanley Donen, choreographed by Michael Kidd and featuring an exhilarating Gene dePaul/Johnny Mercer score that won an Academy Award.® Jane Powell and Howard Keel star, supported by a cast of buck skinned dancers and petticoated danseuses. And what steppin’! The barn-raising sequence alone— backflipping, plank-leaping athleticism—leaves a daylong smile. Bless Yore Beautiful Hide, all you brides and brothers!

  • 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.