Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 comedy musical film. It
offers a comic depiction of Hollywood's transition from silent
films to "talkies."
What do you know about the movie Singin' in the Rain?
Enjoy this Alan's Movies FUN Trivia quiz.
Gene Kelly plays Don Lockwood a popular silent film star with
humble roots as a singer, dancer, and stunt man. Don barely
tolerates his vapid, shallow leading lady, Lina Lamont, who
claims to love him, as the publicity links them romantically.
Who plays Lina?
- Betty Anderson
- Jean Hagen
- Mary Blackmoore
2. After a rival studio releases its first talking picture,
The Jazz Singer, and it proves to be a smash hit, R.F.
Simpson decides he has no choice but to convert the new
Lockwood and Lamont film, into a talkie. What was the film?
- The Dueling Cavalier
- Argentina Way
- Down Mexico Way
3. Don's best friend, Cosmo Brown, comes up with the idea
to dub Lina's voice with Kathy's and they persuade R.F.
Simpson to rename the movie. Who played R.F. Simpson?
- Ernie Moreno
- Sid Charisse
- Millard Mitchell
4. Gene Kelly had a 103-degree fever when he danced to the
title song. The director wanted to send him home, and film the
scene another day, but Kelly wouldn't hear of it. He
eventually convinced the director that the massive
preparations would be wasted, and to allow at least one take.
That's all it took - one take - and Kelly went home to
recuperate. Most of Kelly's performance is ad libbed - they
only had time to rough out his motion up and down the street
to establish camera shot opportunities; Kelly's health was
deteriorating and they had to begin filming quickly.
5. The rain consisted of a mixture of water and milk so it
would show up better on film but it caused Gene Kelly's wool
suit to shrink.
6. In the "Would You" number, Kathy Selden is
dubbing the voice of Lina Lamont because Lina's voice is
shrill and screechy. However, it's not Reynolds who is really
speaking, it's Jean Hagen herself, who actually had a
beautiful deep, rich voice. So you have Jean Hagen dubbing
Debbie Reynolds dubbing Jean Hagen. And when Debbie is
supposedly dubbing Jean's singing of "Would You",
the voice you hear singing actually belongs to Betty Noyes,
who had a much richer singing voice than Debbie.
7. Who said: "Make 'em laugh! "?
- Gene Kelly
- Donald O'Connor
- Debbie Reynolds
8. "Singin in the Rain" (1929), Music by Nacio
Herb Brown and Lyrics by Arthur Freed. What was the movie it
was originally from?
The Beautiful Spring
- The Hollywood Revue of 1929
9. Debbie Reynolds lived with her parents and commuted to
the set. She had to wake up at 4:00 a.m. and ride three
different buses to the studio; sometimes, to avoid the
commute, she would just sleep on the set. How old was Debbie
Reynolds when cast to play in the movie?
- 17 years old
- 19 years old
- 21 years old
10. Debbie Reynolds remarked many years later that making
this movie and surviving childbirth were the two hardest
things she's ever had to do.