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Singin’ In The Rain

It’s the 60th anniversary of the premiere of the MGM film Singin’ in the Rain. Take a break from planning your next paleo feast or strategizing about your WOD to enjoy these clips. Guaranteed to make you smile, no stopwatch or food log required.

The song “Singin’ in the Rain” performed by Gene Kelly is the classic, and there are plenty of reasons to adore it. The elegant athleticism of his dancing is still unmatched — and it’s even more impressive when you learn Kelly had a terrible cold and a fever of 101 during filming. (And those raindrops? Water mixed with milk that made his suit shrink as he wore it.)

“Singin’ in the Rain” is the showpiece of the movie, but Donald O’Connor’s “Make ‘Em Laugh” has always been my favorite. Talk about athletic! Stick around for the run-up-the-wall flip and imagine trying to do it yourself. Then consider the fact that O’Connor smoked four packs of cigarettes a day throughout filming. Yeesh! As legend has it, he filmed the scene then spent a week in bed recovering, only to have to do the whole thing again because of some technical error.

Even though there’s no singing and dancing to be found, this might be my favorite clip of all:

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12 Responses to “Singin’ In The Rain”

  1. I LOVE Singing In The Rain! Just never goes out of style

  2. Rebeca says:

    Just found your blog! I’m about a year out of college and I’m trying to find that happy place with health and fitness not being skinny. Thanks so much!

    AND I love this movie :)

  3. Linda says:

    That was awesome! Gotta find a VCR to watch my old tape again…been too long!

  4. Mel says:

    I think we’re going to watch it tonight after yoga. “I can’t stand ‘im…”

  5. Susan Sullivan says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Melissa. I really enjoyed watching the videos. When I was out for a run later in the day and it started to rain it felt like a fitting tribute rather then an inconvenience.

  6. Lydia says:

    Rented this last night. It was the first time my partner had ever seen it! Thank you for the heads-up.

  7. My sister and I used to watch this movie over and over and over…and then act out all of the songs.

    Our favorites were “all I do the whole night through is dream of you” and “Make ‘em laugh”

    I used to have a huge crush on Donald O’Connor…and by “used to” I mean, I still do.

  8. Cat says:

    One of my favorite movies of all time! I think my husband needs to watch it with me tonight. :-)

  9. Kimberly says:

    my favorite line: “what do you think i am? dumb or something?”

  10. Kristin says:

    Love this movie! Must get to netflix now! :)

  11. Sandra N says:

    I LOVE Singing in the Rain!!! I mean how can you not with Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. It’s the perfect to movie to watch if you are down and need to be lifted up or if you are in a good mood and want to continue smiling. Thanks for reminding me of such a great flick!

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