Singin' in the Rain
The transition from silent films to talkies is a struggle for superstar Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly), but it's pure glee for viewers. From the first shuffle of ''Fit As a Fiddle'' to the last note of the splashy ''Broadway Melody'' ballet, Kelly and Stanley Donen's 1952 film is the gold standard of meta-filmmaking. Lanford Beard
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