Was it really raining in Singin in the Rain?
The title number, filmed on a street set two blocks long on the MGM backlot, took seven days to film, with six hours of fake rain each day. The water was mixed with milk to make it show better on camera, but the mixture made Kelly’s wool suit shrink.
Why is singing in the rain considered great?
It is a high-stepping musical with energetic dances and songs that held audiences spellbound. The song and dance routines are as fresh now as they were when the movie was first released. They capture a magical and romantic time ideal for anyone wanting to escape today’s fast paced, technologically driven digital world.