Sunday, March 31, 2002
Here are some facts and figures about "Singin' in the Rain," which came out 50 years ago:
ï¿½ Producer: Arthur Freed.
ï¿½ Directors/choreographers: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.
ï¿½ Screenwriters: Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
ï¿½ Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse.
ï¿½ Running time: 102 minutes.
ï¿½ Songs include: "Broadway Melody," "Broadway Rhythm," "All I Do Is Dream of You," "Singin' in the Rain," "I've Got a Feeling You're Foolin'," "Make 'em Laugh," "Good Morning," "You Were Meant For Me," "You Are My Lucky Star," "Would You?" Most by Nacio Herb Brown (music) and Arthur Freed (lyrics).
ï¿½ Filming: June 18 to Nov. 21, 1951.
ï¿½ Release date: April 10, 1952.
ï¿½ Cost: $2.5 million.
ï¿½ Domestic gross: $7.7 million.
ï¿½ Academy Award nominations: Hagen, supporting actress; Lenny Hayton, music score. Neither won.