History Film / SinginInTheRain

16th Nov '17 7:59:18 AM Mad_Spy
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* TheQuietOne: Line comes across as this to Hollywood in public because of her awful voice, and no one wants to let her speak because of it. Needless to say, she gets pretty fed up of not being allowed to speak in public and it causes her to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard kick-start her own downfall]].

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* TheQuietOne: Line Lina comes across as this to Hollywood in public because of her awful voice, and no one wants to let her speak because of it. Needless to say, she gets pretty fed up of not being allowed to speak in public and it causes her to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard kick-start her own downfall]].
16th Nov '17 7:58:39 AM Mad_Spy
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* PrettyInMink: Several fur wraps and capes are worn by the actresses, especially in the opening scene where Zelda wears an ermine cape paired with a dress trimmed with ermine tales, another actress wears a full length chinchilla cape, and Lina wears a cape trimmed with white fox including the huge collar (a style common in that decade and the next) to frame her glamorous (but silent) face for the crowd.

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* PrettyInMink: Several fur wraps and capes are worn by the actresses, especially in the opening scene where Zelda wears an ermine cape paired with a dress trimmed with ermine tales, tails, another actress wears a full length chinchilla cape, and Lina wears a cape trimmed with white fox including the huge collar (a style common in that decade and the next) to frame her glamorous (but silent) face for the crowd.
11th Nov '17 1:39:20 PM Ulathon1
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the models in "Beautiful Girls" is a tennis girl clutching [[GroinAttack two balls]].
--> Anyone for tennis? Well... this will make them cringe.
19th Aug '17 11:06:27 AM mouschilight
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* RomanticRain: The titular song comes when a lovestruck Don goes skipping through a heavy rain after parting from Kathy, and the two lovebirds started a new life with their First Kiss at the doorstep while it was raining.

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* RomanticRain: The titular song comes when a lovestruck Don goes skipping through a heavy rain after parting from Kathy, and the two lovebirds started a new life with after they shared their First Kiss FirstKiss at the her doorstep while it was raining.
19th Aug '17 11:04:13 AM mouschilight
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* SlowNo: Accidentally done in the premiere for ''The Dueling Cavalier when the film gets screwed up. Lina's line was even, "No, no no".

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* SlowNo: Accidentally done in the premiere for ''The Dueling Cavalier Cavalier'' when the film gets screwed messed up. Lina's line was even, "No, no no, no".
18th Aug '17 9:56:32 AM mouschilight
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-->Hello. This is a demonstration of a talking picture. Notice: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment it is a picture of me, and I am talking]]. Note how my lips and the sound issuing from them are synchronized together in perfect unison.

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-->Hello.-->"Hello. This is a demonstration of a talking picture. Notice: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment it is a picture of me, and I am talking]]. Note how my lips and the sound issuing from them are synchronized together in perfect unison."



-->'''Kathy:''' Oh, no offense. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses but the personalities on the screen just don't impress me. I mean they don't talk, they don't act, they just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know (she does some ''major league'' ''[[WorldOfHam silent acting]]'' ) -- like that.\\

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-->'''Kathy:''' --->'''Kathy:''' Oh, no offense. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses but the personalities on the screen just don't impress me. I mean they don't talk, they don't act, they just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know (she does some ''major league'' ''[[WorldOfHam silent acting]]'' ) -- like that.\\



--> '''Don:''' Call me a cab!
--> '''Cosmo:''' Okay, you're a cab.

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--> '''Don:''' -->'''Don:''' Call me a cab!
-->
cab!\\
'''Cosmo:''' Okay, you're a cab.



-->'''Lina:''' Oh Donny! You couldn't kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!
-->'''Don:''' Meet the greatest actor in the world. I'd rather kiss a tarantula.
-->'''Lina:''' You don't mean that.
-->'''Don:''' I don'tó Hey Joe, bring me a tarantula!

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-->'''Lina:''' Oh Donny! You couldn't kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!
-->'''Don:'''
bit!\\
'''Don:'''
Meet the greatest actor in the world. I'd rather kiss a tarantula. \n-->'''Lina:''' \\
'''Lina:'''
You don't mean that.
-->'''Don:'''
that.\\
'''Don:'''
I don'tó Hey Joe, bring me a tarantula!
18th Aug '17 9:52:50 AM mouschilight
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* AlmightyJanitor and BeenThereShapedHistory: Cosmo is clearly the greatest technical genius in cinema history. Starting as a lowly pianist for sappy love scenes, Cosmo single-handedly rescues an unreleasable picture in post-production by splicing it into a different movie (paving the way for CutAndPasteTranslation); comes up with the idea of using playback to dub new lines into existing scenes; invents lip-synching on the fly; invents the movie musical; and just generally saves the entire studio from going bankrupt. "[[DudeWheresMyRespect Gimme a raise]]", indeed.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Cosmo is clearly the greatest technical genius in cinema history. Starting as a lowly pianist for sappy love scenes, Cosmo single-handedly rescues an unreleasable picture in post-production by splicing it into a different movie (paving the way for CutAndPasteTranslation); comes up with the idea of using playback to dub new lines into existing scenes; invents lip-synching on the fly; invents the movie musical; and just generally saves the entire studio from going bankrupt. "[[DudeWheresMyRespect Gimme a raise]]", indeed.



* BeyondTheImpossible: The "fit as a fiddle" sequence. It takes a lot of training to dance and play fiddle at the same time - but the way Don and Cosmo do it is ''way'' beyond anyone´s reach.
* BigApplesauce[=/=]TheBigRottenApple: In "Broadway Melody", a rube with aspirations of being a Broadway star (Don) arrives in Manhattan and quickly gains fame, at the expense of his innocence. The sequence ends on a hopeful note, with an identical nerd in glasses greeting a tuxedo-clad Don, continuing the cycle.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: The "fit "Fit as a fiddle" Fiddle" sequence. It takes a lot of training to dance and play fiddle at the same time - time, but the way Don and Cosmo do it is ''way'' beyond anyone´s reach.
anyone's reach.
* BigApplesauce[=/=]TheBigRottenApple: BigApplesauce: There's a combination of this and TheBigRottenApple. In "Broadway Melody", a rube with aspirations of being a Broadway star (Don) arrives in Manhattan and quickly gains fame, at the expense of his innocence. The sequence ends on a hopeful note, with an identical nerd in glasses greeting a tuxedo-clad Don, continuing the cycle.



* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Lina is humiliated when it's shown she doesn't do her own voicework, after she arranged for extensive press coverage claiming otherwise.]]
* BrokenAesop: In-universe. Cosmo has a cute moment of this early on, when he tries explaining to Don that the pseudo-romance with Lina is the price of fame:

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* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Lina Lina is humiliated at the end when it's shown she that [[spoiler:she doesn't do her own voicework, after she arranged for extensive press coverage claiming otherwise.]]
otherwise]].
* BrokenAesop: In-universe.InUniverse. Cosmo has a cute moment of this early on, when he tries explaining to Don that the pseudo-romance with Lina is the price of fame:



* DrunkOnMilk: Don, Kathy and Cosmo seem exceptionally giddy after drinking milk together into the wee hours of the morning (The Hays Code prohibited the use of alcohol onscreen).
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Poor Cosmo. Despite being HeterosexualLifePartners with Don, helping him rise to stardom and playing the piano for the movies, he is frequently (and literally!) pushed aside for Don in terms of fame. He's usually a good sport about it, although he does lampshade this when he comes up with the plan to have Kathy dub for Lina to save ''The Dueling Cavalier.''

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* DrunkOnMilk: Don, Kathy and Cosmo seem exceptionally giddy after drinking milk together into the wee hours of the morning (The Hays Code (UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode prohibited the use of alcohol onscreen).
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Poor Cosmo. Despite being HeterosexualLifePartners with Don, helping him rise to stardom and playing the piano for the movies, he is frequently (and literally!) pushed aside for Don in terms of fame. He's usually a good sport about it, although he does lampshade {{Lampshade|Hanging}} this when he comes up with the plan to have Kathy dub for Lina to save ''The Dueling Cavalier.''



* ForgottenFramingDevice: In-universe, ''The Dancing Cavalier'' begins with a modern guy getting bumped on the head and dreaming he's in 17th century France, and ends with him still in 17th century France.

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* ForgottenFramingDevice: In-universe, InUniverse, ''The Dancing Cavalier'' begins with a modern guy getting bumped on the head and dreaming he's in 17th century France, and ends with him still in 17th century France.



* HappyDance / HappyRain: It's raining when Don is walking home after Cosmo gives him ideas to save their film and he realizes he's falling for Kathy, so he starts dancing in the rain.

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* HappyDance / HappyRain: It's raining when Don is walking home after Cosmo gives him ideas to save their film and he realizes he's falling for Kathy, so he starts [[HappyDance dancing in the rain.rain]].



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Lina pretty much sets up her own downfall by improvising a speech, which reveals that she wasn't doing the singing in the film.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Lina Lina pretty much sets up her own downfall by improvising a speech, which reveals that she [[spoiler:she wasn't doing the singing in the film.]]''The Dancing Cavalier'']].



--->'''Don:''' Farewell, Ethyl Barrymore. I must tear myself from your side. ''Exaggerated rip, followed by exasperated expression.''\\
'''Kathy:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging Uncontrollable laughter]]''

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--->'''Don:''' -->'''Don:''' Farewell, Ethyl Ethel Barrymore. I must tear myself from your side. ''Exaggerated ''(Exaggerated rip, followed by exasperated expression.''\\
)''\\
'''Kathy:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging ''([[LampshadeHanging Uncontrollable laughter]]''laughter]])''



* OldShame: In-universe example. Don would much prefer to forget his days hoofing it as a vaudevillian with Cosmo, as well as his big break as a stuntman.

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* OldShame: In-universe InUniverse example. Don would much prefer to forget his days hoofing it as a vaudevillian with Cosmo, as well as his big break as a stuntman.



* PieInTheFace: Kathy tries to whack Don with one... and gets Lina instead when Don dodges, unfortunately for her (as Lina gets her fired for it). This is lampshaded in Kathy's comment as she does it: "Here's one thing I've learned from the movies!"

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* PieInTheFace: Kathy tries to whack Don with one... and gets Lina instead when Don dodges, unfortunately for her (as Lina gets her fired for it). This is lampshaded {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in Kathy's comment as she does it: "Here's one thing I've learned from the movies!"



* RapidFireNo / RapidFireYes: In ''The Dueling Cavalier'', Lina's character and the villain exchange "No!"'s and "Yes!"'s for a seemingly endless amount of time. The {{Narm}} increases when a syncing error causes Lina's high, shrilly "No!"'s to come out of the villain's mouth, and his low, domineering "Yes!"'s to come out of hers.
* RecycledScript: In-universe, ''The Royal Rascal'' and ''The Dueling Cavalier'' are pretty much the same film before the latter's turned into a musical. Several comments from various characters imply that this is in no way unusual for Lockwood and Lamont's films.

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* RapidFireNo / RapidFireYes: RapidFireNo: There's a combination of this and RapidFireYes. In ''The Dueling Cavalier'', Lina's character and the villain exchange "No!"'s and "Yes!"'s for a seemingly endless amount of time. The {{Narm}} increases when a syncing error causes Lina's high, shrilly "No!"'s to come out of the villain's mouth, and his low, domineering "Yes!"'s to come out of hers.
* RecycledScript: In-universe, InUniverse, ''The Royal Rascal'' and ''The Dueling Cavalier'' are pretty much the same film before the latter's turned into a musical. Several comments from various characters imply that this is in no way unusual for Lockwood and Lamont's films.



* SameLanguageDub[=/=]NonSingingVoice: The entire plot is an in-story example of both.

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* SameLanguageDub[=/=]NonSingingVoice: SameLanguageDub: The entire plot is an in-story example of both.a combination of this and NonSingingVoice.



** [[spoiler:Lina at the end after she is exposed as a fraud. And a subverted example right after that, as Kathy also tries to run away, but Don manages to get the crowd to stop her.]]

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** [[spoiler:Lina Lina at the end after she [[spoiler:she is exposed as a fraud. fraud]]. And a subverted {{Subverted|Trope}} example right after that, as Kathy also [[spoiler:also tries to run away, but Don manages to get the crowd to stop her.]]her]].



* TrueArtIsAngsty:
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Cosmo:
-->"I'm out of a job! At last I can start suffering and write that symphony."

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* TrueArtIsAngsty:
**
TrueArtIsAngsty: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Cosmo:
-->"I'm
Cosmo: "I'm out of a job! At last I can start suffering and write that symphony."



-->"At last I can ''stop'' suffering and write that symphony!"

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-->"At --->"At last I can ''stop'' suffering and write that symphony!"
29th Jul '17 1:45:58 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SoBadItsGood: [[Invoked]] The audience's reaction to the sneak preview of ''The Dueling Cavalier''. The actors and executives don't take it half so well.

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* SoBadItsGood: [[Invoked]] [[invoked]] The audience's reaction to the sneak preview of ''The Dueling Cavalier''. The actors and executives don't take it half so well.
29th Jul '17 1:45:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SoBadItsGood: {{Invoked.}} The audience's reaction to the sneak preview of ''The Dueling Cavalier''. The actors and executives don't take it half so well.

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* SoBadItsGood: {{Invoked.}} [[Invoked]] The audience's reaction to the sneak preview of ''The Dueling Cavalier''. The actors and executives don't take it half so well.
16th Jul '17 3:34:53 PM Oecchi
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* VocalDissonance: Lina, in the worst way.

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* VocalDissonance: Lina, in the worst way. Despite having the appearance of a beautiful and refined movie star down pat, she has a shrill, screechy voice.
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