G | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Gene Kelly lived up to his reputation as a a taskmaster, reducing Debbie Reynolds to tears at one point. Despite her admission that she needed the pressure to develop the necessary discipline, the two never had a chance to work together again.
This is Dora Bailey, ladies and gentlemen, talking to you from the front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. What a night, ladies and gentlemen, what a night! Every star in Hollywood's heaven is here to make Monumental Pictures' premiere of "The ...
The scene with Gene Kelly performing an action sequence from the silent film "The Royal Rascal" uses footage from his earlier film The Three Musketeers. After he throws the guard with the spear over the stairway railing, Lana Turner, who played Lady de Winter in the earlier film, is briefly seen coming through the door on the landing before it cuts to new footage of Jean Hagen hugging Kelly. The discontinuity is made more noticeable because of the drastic difference in hairstyles and dresses worn by the two actresses.
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