After years of honing his skills on the vaudeville stage, hoofer Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) has finally reached the top and become a swashbuckling star of the silent silver screen. Then the self-satisfied celebrity has his confidence shattered when ingenue Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) dismisses film actors as shadows without substance. After getting over the insult, he falls hard for her--much to the consternation of his co-star, the sexy, selfish Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), who wants Don all to herself. But Don has career troubles too. The wild popularity of THE JAZZ SINGER has studios scrambling to change from silent films to talkies, and Lina's shrill voice and Don's stiff acting left the preview audience roaring with laughter. There's only one way to save the movie and their careers: turn THE DUELLING CAVALIER into a musical, with Kathy secretly dubbing in Lina's lines and songs. But can they hide the truth from Lina?
Release Date: 12 November 2012
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 135 minutes
Production Year: 1952
Main Language: English
An all time classic
Kelly on top form in this famous tale of the talented girl forced to do the singing for an inferior singer. Good stuff.