I love musicals and this is no exception. I adore the style of dancing and physical acting in this, and the costumes are just gorgeous. 10/10.
This has always been one of my favourite classic movies. I feel that Donald O’Connor is unfairly overshadowed in name recognition by Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. A few YouTube clips from I Love Melvin (released the year after Singin’ in the Rain), and an inability to find some way to watch it, lead to us re-watching the much more successful predecessor. Hollywood’s love letter to the early talkies still holds its appeal – and certainly entranced our young intern, who seems to want to be Gene Kelly even before learning how to talk. 10/10.