"Singin' in the Rain" (1952) Gene Kelly had what Fred Astaire didn't: sex appeal. This is why "Singin' in the Rain" is still a thrilling dance movie to watch more than 50 years later. "Ladies and gentlemen, stop that girl, that girl running up the aisle. Stop her! That's the girl whose voice you heard and loved tonight. She's the real star of the picture. Kathy Selden!"
Gene Kelly tap dancing on roller skates. What an amazing guy - love him! (He sings, then dances) Showed this to my 5th graders today. They didn't think it was real. I told them no cgi effects back then. Ha!
COVER GIRL: Kelly hit it big when M-G-M loaned him out for this splashy Columbia musical about a chorus girl (Rita Hayworth) whose stardom as a magazine cover model puts a strain on her relationship with the nice-guy club owner (Kelly) who gave her her break.