extremely well made but perhaps a little old fashioned as well
I'm not a huge fan of musicals, but I like this one. It isn't so much
that I love the story but appreciate the quality of film as well as
some of the songs. The acting, cinematography, and every other aspect
of this film just screams "quality", as it's a gorgeous and well put
together film. In particular, I love hearing OLD MAN RIVER. In this
case it's sung by the legendary Paul Robson and he does a magnificent
job. However, I think the original film made in the 1930s probably did
a better job with this song. But what the original film lacked was
color and high quality singing and production values. It was good, but
this remake just jumped out of the screen! An exceptional, though a bit
old fashioned film..
aggie-obsessed watch Blonde And Blonder movie
This movie is so awesome, but also so sad... I'm happy to have found it! :D.
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singingin the rain is very good the best familyfilm is the sound of music.
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my grandmothers favorite musical to date wonderful cast supurb story loved it .
Should Lena have been cast?
I know there are many out there who think that Lena Horne would have
been better cast as Julie than Ava Gardner was. She was considered for
the role and desperately wanted to play it, according to her own
commentary on the film from the documentary "That's Entertainment III".
Lena had also done a brief turn as Julie in the 1946 Kern biopic, "Till
The Clouds Roll By". Lena had, and still has, a wonderful voice and
would have been wonderful in the part vocally. With that said, let me
say that she would have been miscast in the role of Julie. There is no
possible way that Lena Horne could have believably played a woman born
to one black and one white parent who is credibly passing as white.
With no racism or malice intended, Lena Horne is very obviously a black
woman. The whole crux of Julie's story has to do with her attempt to
hide her parentage and her marriage to a white man. How could a black
woman who "looks" black pull this off? I think MGM was wise to cast Ava
Gardner and pass on Lena Horne. It is just too bad that there weren't
really any roles written for her during her time at MGM. She proved
that she could carry a real part in such films as "Stormy Weather" and
"Cabin In The Sky", especially that latter..