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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, April 16
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

With A Song In My Heart: A Month Of Musicals   

April 16   Singin’ In The Rain (1952) 1 hr 43 min.

In 1927 Hollywood, the public thinks glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) and Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) are an off-screen couple. Both support the myth to please fans and sell tickets—but Don barely tolerates Lina, and she thinks Don is beneath her. Their movie studio boss thinks “talkies” are a fad, but then the studio is forced to jump on the talking picture bandwagon…

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Milk was added to the water for the title number to make the “rain” more visible. Gene Kelly asked Donald O'Connor to revive an old trick: running up a wall into a somersault, but the now-older O’Connor ended up in hospital for a week. An accident ruined all the footage, so O’Connor had to do it all over again!