History Film / SinginInTheRain

30th Mar '17 3:13:09 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* 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.
25th Mar '17 6:16:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ComicalOverreacting: At the premiere of ''The Royal Rascal'', one of the crowd does a FanboySquee, with bugged-out eyes, over Zelda.

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* ComicalOverreacting: At the premiere of ''The Royal Rascal'', one of the crowd does a FanboySquee, {{Fanboy}} {{Squee}}, with bugged-out eyes, over Zelda.



* HakunaMatata: "Make 'Em Laugh" is possibly the most obvious example of this trope. "Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses" also counts.



* HakunaMatata: "Make 'Em Laugh" is possibly the most obvious example of this trope. "Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses" also counts.
25th Mar '17 6:09:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* InLoveWithTheGangstersGirlfriend: During the "Broadway Melody" scene, Don falls for Cyd Charisse, but ultimately losing her to her mobster boyfriend.

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* InLoveWithTheGangstersGirlfriend: InLoveWithTheGangstersGirl: During the "Broadway Melody" scene, Don falls for Cyd Charisse, but ultimately losing her to her mobster boyfriend.
7th Feb '17 2:34:05 PM LondonKdS
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* WhenPropsAttack: The "Make 'Em Laugh" sequence has Cosmo "flirting" with a headless prop, which proceeds to slap him and they tussle for a minute or two off screen.
6th Feb '17 10:31:09 AM alnair20aug93
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* FiftiesHair: Much of the cast's hairstyles are almost 50s-style 1920s 'dos. It's Cyd Charisse's sleek bob that felt nigh-accurate.
3rd Feb '17 5:00:43 PM SamuraiGal
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* DreamSequence: ''The Dancing Cavalier'' is retconned into an extended dream sequence by Don's character, a stagehand who gets [[TapOnTheHead pasted by a falling sandbag]] and dreams himself in 17th century France.

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* DreamSequence: ''The Dancing Cavalier'' is retconned into an extended dream sequence by Don's character, a stagehand Broadway performer who gets [[TapOnTheHead pasted by a falling sandbag]] and dreams himself in 17th century France.
18th Jan '17 10:31:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdvertisedExtra: Advertisements for the classic movie listed the names of all its stars, which was common at the time. However along with the people you would expect (Kelly, O’Conner, Reynolds, Hagen, Mitchell) they had Cyd Charisse. She was in the movie for less than 3 minutes as Kelly’s dance partner during a BigLippedAlligatorMoment (which was inside another BigLippedAlligatorMoment). The strange thing is that Charisse was not a star yet it probably would not have made a difference whether people saw the movie or not. You could chalk it up to fanservice.



* AnachronismStew: The film takes place in the late 1920s at the very start of the sound era, however the "Beautiful Girl" segment, supposedly being shot for a movie of the era, is technologically too advanced for what was possible at the time (compare the real-life film of the era, ''Film/TheBroadwayMelody''). The closing musical segment is also supposed to theoretically be part of a film within the film, however it too is far more advanced than would have been possible in the late 1920s, however it is presented as a fantasy sequence, so does not necessarily count as an anachronism.



* BananaPeel: Cosmo sings that one of the ways to "Make 'em Laugh" is to slip on a banana peel.



* BigBad: Lina Lamont.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The film has a TwoGuysAndAGirl version with brunet Don, blonde Kathy, and redhead Cosmo.



* CostumePorn: A movie premiere in the film's opening, gleefully skewering the red carpet fashions of the time; Don himself is dressed like Humphrey Bogart by way of P. Diddy. The "Beautiful Girls" sequence is another tongue-in-cheek example.

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* CostumePorn: A movie premiere in the film's opening, gleefully skewering the red carpet fashions of the time; Don himself is dressed like Humphrey Bogart Creator/HumphreyBogart by way of P. Diddy. The "Beautiful Girls" sequence is another tongue-in-cheek example.



* CoveredInGunge: The grunge-covered stuntman Don Lockwood meets the Friendly Corporate Executive.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: This gem from Lila Lamont: "It makes us all feel as though all our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'."



* DistractedByTheLuxury: During the "Broadway Melody" sequence, Cyd Charisse's character regularly flirts with the hapless lead male, only to be swayed back to her thug boyfriend by some shiny piece of jewelry he dangles in front of her.



* TheDogBitesBack: Lina forcing R.F. to drop Kathy's name from the credits of the new musical winds up becoming her undoing; [[spoiler:R.F. decides he's had it with her and helps expose her "lip-synching" scheme]].



* DreamBallet: Once Don's character strikes it rich in the "Broadway Melody" sequence, he bumps into Cyd Charisse a second time. In Don's imaginings, the dancer turns into a long-haired [[TheIngenue ingenue]] who flies into his arms; a far cry from the reality, which is a floozy.



* DreamBallet: Once Don's character strikes it rich in the "Broadway Melody" sequence, he bumps into Cyd Charisse a second time. In Don's imaginings, the dancer turns into a long-haired [[TheIngenue ingenue]] who flies into his arms; a far cry from the reality, which is a floozy.



* 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).



* DumbBlonde: Lina Lamont. "What do they think I am? Dumb or something?"



* FashionShow: The "Beautiful Girl" number has a show of outfits while a narrator rhymes about the clothes.



* FiftiesHair: While it is set at the end of The Silent Era Of Hollywood, the cast's hairstyles are very 1952.
* TheFlapper: Most of the women, with the notable exception of Lina.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Cosmo Brown (sanguine), Don Lockwood (melancholic), Lina Lamont (choleric), and Kathy Selden (phlegmatic).
* FreakierThanFiction: Cosmo says of Lina Lamont: "She can't act, she can't sing, she can't dance. A triple threat." Now, who in RealLife would build a musical around a Hollywood star who couldn't sing, dance or act? That would be the producers of a musical revue titled ''Two's Company'', which opened on Broadway the same year ''Singin' in the Rain'' was released. What critics had to write about Creator/BetteDavis's leading performance resembled the movie's put-down of its fictional actress.



* GladIThoughtOfIt: After Cosmo comes up with the idea of having Kathy's voice dubbed over Lina's:
-->'''Kathy:''' Don, you're a genius!\\
'''Cosmo:''' (''sarcastically'') I'm glad you thought of it.



* HakunaMatata: "Make 'Em Laugh" is possibly the most obvious example of this trope. "Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses" also counts.



* HiddenWire: While making ''The Dueling Cavalier'', Lina has trouble being heard. First, the microphone is hidden in a plant, and she can't be heard because she "can't make love to a bush!" Then, it's placed in a poof of her sleeve on her left shoulder. Of course, when she turns her head to say "No, I cannot love you", she fades out and back in. Then, they put the microphone in a giant brooch on her chest and get a nice background of her heartbeat.
* HighDiveHijinks: Referenced when Don Lockwood laments that after ''The Dueling Cavalier'' comes out, no one would even show up to see him jump off the Woolworth Building into a damp rag.



* HoodHopping: Don does this escaping from his fans after his car blows a flat.



* IdentityDenial: This happens to Don, and he only escapes through a MeetCute.
* InLoveWithTheGangstersGirlfriend: During the "Broadway Melody" scene, Don falls for Cyd Charisse, but ultimately losing her to her mobster boyfriend.



* LameComeback: Lina: "I make more money than... Calvin Coolidge... put together!"



* LiteralMetaphor: Don has escaped his adoring fans by [[MeetCute jumping into Kathy Sheldon's car]]. After suggestive dialog, Don must tearfully depart. He inadvertently closes the car door on his (already-ruined) suit.
--->'''Don:''' Farewell, Ethyl Barrymore. I must tear myself from your side. ''Exaggerated rip, followed by exasperated expression.''\\
'''Kathy:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging Uncontrollable laughter]]''



* MatchCut:
** "The Broadway Melody" transitions back into reality by fading from Gene Kelly smiling to the viewers, to Don (also played by Kelly) talking to RF.
** During "You Are My Lucky Star", the last number, the film fades from Don singing to Kathy in profile, to a drawing of his profile, then zooms out to reveal a billboard for a movie starring both Don and Kathy, also titled ''Singin' in the Rain''.



* TheMusicalMusical: The film is about the making of a musical motion picture.



* TheOner: "Fit as a Fiddle" is done in about 4 shots max and "Make 'em Laugh" has a oner where Donald O'Connor does two back flips in a row off two walls.
* ThePianoPlayer: Lina refers to Cosmo as this, even though he actually has a really big part!
-->'''Lina Lamont:''' You ''piano player'', you!



* 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.



* RepetitiveAudioGlitch: At the preview showing of ''The Dueling Cavalier'', a mishap causes the film to lose sync with the soundtrack (early sound films had the soundtrack on a phonograph record; they switched to printing the track directly on the film to avoid this very thing), leading to a scene where the villain and the DistressedDamsel speak each other's lines. This becomes a plot point, as it leads to the idea of having Kathy dub over Lena's nails-on-a-chalkboard voice.



* SealedWithAKiss: The film ends with Don and Kathy kissing in front of a billboard for their next movie.



* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: Don and Lina are rumored to be together—and Lina goes along with this, because she read it in the tabloids. A few scenes are devoted to Don trying to convince her it isn't true.



* SlowNo: Accidentally done in the premiere for ''The Dueling Cavalier when the film gets screwed up. Lina's line was even, "No, no no".
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Zelda Zanders appears exactly four times, the first three with no lines; once as part of the red carpet procession of stars at the premiere of ''The Royal Rascal'' (accompanied by "J. Cumberland Spendrill III, that well-known eligible bachelor"); once dancing at the after party with some other rich old guy; once watching the "Beautiful Girl" sequence; and once when she sets the climax in motion, leading Lina to the sound studio where Don and Kathy are celebrating the last dub of Lina's lines with a long, passionate kiss.



* TalentDouble: Lina can't sing, so Kathy dubs her. In a particularly confusing occurrence, Debbie Reynolds, who played the fictional talent double, was herself using a talent double in real life — in one scene, the voice dubbed in over Debbie Reynolds' voice is Jean Hagen's!
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: The film does this with ''the longest song in the movie'': "Broadway Melody" / "Gotta Dance!!!"



* ThreesomeSubtext: There's [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_s440RiiMhzI/SpMC30sBnzI/AAAAAAAAEOU/etuSP4iBOBo/s400/singin+in+rain+exhausted.jpg this picture]] of Don, Kathy, and Cosmo laughing on the couch at the end of "Good Morning".



* UrbanLegendLoveLife: Don is becoming obsessed with Kathy. Don's friend and sidekick Cosmo tells him, "She's the first dame who hasn't fallen for your line since you were four." We never actually see Don in action with the other ladies, or any other hint of womanizing.



* WhoWritesThisCrap: During the disastrous screening for "The Dueling Cavalier", someone in the audience asked if someone was paid to write the dialog, which ironically was in response to a line that Don ad-libbed (when he found the scripted line too difficult to say).

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: During the disastrous screening for "The ''The Dueling Cavalier", Cavalier'', someone in the audience asked if someone was paid to write the dialog, which ironically was in response to a line that Don ad-libbed (when he found the scripted line too difficult to say).


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* WouldRatherSuffer: When Don kisses Lina for a film scene after learning that she got Kathy fired from her job because she knew he liked Kathy:
-->'''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't— Hey Joe, bring me a tarantula!
6th Jan '17 11:52:56 PM Seanette
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* ButtMonkey: The diction coach during the number "Moses Supposes" gets basically shoved around by Don and Cosmo.

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* ButtMonkey: The diction coach during the number "Moses Supposes" gets basically shoved around by Don and Cosmo. Still, he's in a better position than Lina's voice coach, who's stuck with a totally hopeless case. At least Don and Cosmo have decent voices.
1st Jan '17 10:26:10 AM dsneybuf
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* ExcusePlot: The film was specifically written as a setting for songs from MGM's back catalogues.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Lina is thoroughly obnoxious while complaining about as much as possible, but when told "everybody" in the 18th century wore very heavy wigs, she says, "Then everybody was a dope." She has another good point during filming when she keeps turning her head from Don to the bush where the microphone is hidden, and Roscoe reminds her she needs to talk into the microphone in the bush. Lina points out "Well I can't make love to a bush!"
29th Dec '16 4:23:24 AM axle-k89
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: FilmWithinAFilm example. As the AllLoveIsUnrequited example shows, the "Broadway Melody" sequence shows Don being rejected by Cyd Charisse's character, namely because she wasn't interested in him in the first place.
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