In the 1952 film musical, Reynolds plays a young and impressionable Kathy Selden, an actress working during Hollywood’s transition from silent films to talkies. Not only was Singin’ in the Rain 18-year-old Reynolds’ film debut, but it was also where she learned how to dance. And she was taught by one of the best movers and shakers in the business: Gene Kelly.
The film is being presented as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series, an event that is bringing a myriad of classic films back into theaters this year. Singin’ in theRain is the first film in Turner Classic Movies’ event that is being brought back into theaters. The line-up also consists of Casablanca, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Godfather, and The Princess Bride to name a few.
Fans can check out Fandango to find local theaters that have scheduled showings Singin’ in the Rain. As much as it is a celebration of the film’s 65th anniversary, the re-release is also a final farewell to a wonderful actress who will be sorely missed.