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One of the best routines ever filmed.  Donald O'Conner was a vaudevillian as a boy and spent a lifetime just entertaining. Maybe his whole career could be summed up in this clip.

One of the best routines ever filmed. Donald O'Conner was a vaudevillian as a boy and spent a lifetime just entertaining. Maybe his whole career could be summed up in this clip.

Much has been made about the sudden death of vaudeville. It wasn’t all that sudden. The Broadway revue siphoned off stars, as did radio by the mid-1920s. Vaudeville might have drifted away without the rivalry from technology or more upscale entertainments; it was an exhausting grind, with a pretty low ceiling for success; once it turned into a stepping stone for other, more lucrative and more relaxing professions, its days were numbered. Sound film provided the final resting place for…

History ~ Vaudeville and Broadway

Much has been made about the sudden death of vaudeville. It wasn’t all that sudden. The Broadway revue siphoned off stars, as did radio by the mid-1920s. Vaudeville might have drifted away without the rivalry from technology or more upscale entertainments; it was an exhausting grind, with a pretty low ceiling for success; once it turned into a stepping stone for other, more lucrative and more relaxing professions, its days were numbered. Sound film provided the final resting place for…

"Don the worlds so full of a number of things I'm sure were supposed to be as happy as but are we? NO! Definitely no! Positively no! Decidedly no! uh-hu...Short people have long faces, but long people have short faces. Big people have little humor and little people have no humor at all!"  Donald O'Connor: Singing in the Rain (1952)

"Don the worlds so full of a number of things I'm sure were supposed to be as happy as but are we? NO! Definitely no! Positively no! Decidedly no! uh-hu...Short people have long faces, but long people have short faces. Big people have little humor and little people have no humor at all!" Donald O'Connor: Singing in the Rain (1952)

Just when Don Lockwood is feeling the blues, Cosmo Brown keeps his spirits singing and dancing Make 'em Laugh in Singin' in the Rain.

Just when Don Lockwood is feeling the blues, Cosmo Brown keeps his spirits singing and dancing Make 'em Laugh in Singin' in the Rain.

1080p HD "Make 'Em Laugh" ~ Singin' in the Rain (1952) - YouTube

1080p HD "Make 'Em Laugh" ~ Singin' in the Rain (1952) - YouTube

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?" -Make 'Em Laugh, Singin' In the Rain

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?" -Make 'Em Laugh, Singin' In the Rain

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