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Singin’ in the Rain movie quotes

Singing’ in the Rain movie quotes – funny movie quotes from the classic musical, starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, and Jean Hagen

[Don’s about to start shooting a new movie]
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): What’s this one about?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): It’s a French revolution story…
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Don’t tell me. You’re a French aristocrat, she’s a simple girl of the people, and she won’t even give you a tumbrel. Hah!

[after filming a love scene]
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Oh Donny! You couldn’t kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Meet the greatest actor in the world! I’d rather kiss a tarantula.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): You don’t mean that.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I don’t – – Hey Joe, get me a tarantula.

R.F. Simpson: Don, it’ll be a sensation! “Lamont and Lockwood: they talk!”
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): [with a voice to peel paint] Well of *course* we talk. Don’t everybody?

Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): What’s wrong with the way I talk? What’s the big idea? Am I dumb or something?

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Now listen, R.F., the owner of the Coconut Grove may do what Lina tells him to, but you’re the head of this studio.
R.F. Simpson: That’s right, I’m the head of this studio. She’s hired! But don’t let Lina know she’s on the lot.

Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Gee, this wig weighs a ton! What dope’d wear a thing like this?
Rosco: Everybody used to wear them, Lina.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Well, then everybody was a dope.

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): The new Don Lockwood. He yodels, he jumps around to music.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): The only problem is once they release this movie, no-one’s gonna want to see me jump off the Woolworth building into a damp rag.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): [while filming a love scene] Why, you rattlesnake! You got that poor kid fired.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): That’s not all I’m gonna do if I ever get my hands on her.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I never heard of anything so low. Why did you do it?
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Because you liked her. I could tell.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): So that’s it. Believe me, I don’t like her half as much as I hate you, you reptile.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Sticks and stones may break my bones…
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I’d like to break every bone in your body.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): You and who else, you big lummox?

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Well, if it isn’t Ethel Barrymore!

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I hope you’re going to favour us with something special tonight, say Lady Macbeth, or the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Mr Lockwood!
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Don’t be shy. You’d make about the prettiest Juliet I’ve ever seen. Really.

Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Are you sure it’s all right? Being seen with me?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): You mean lofty star with humble player?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Not exactly, but for lunch don’t you usually tear a pheasant with Miss Lamont?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Kathy, all the stories about Lina and me are sheer publicity.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Oh? It certainly seems more than that. From all those columns in the newspapers and articles in the fan magazines…
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): You read the fan magazines?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): I pick them up at the beauty parlor or the dentist’s office, just like anybody.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Really?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Well… I buy four or five a month.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Four or five…
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): But anyway, to get back to the point, you and Miss Lamont do achieve a certain intimacy in all your pictures…
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Did you say *all* our pictures?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): I guess if I think about it I’ve seen eight or nine of them.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): You know I remember someone saying, “If you’ve seen one you’ve seen ‘em all”.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): I said some awful things that night, didn’t I?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): No. I deserved them. But I must admit I was hurt by them. So hurt in fact that I haven’t been able to think about anything but you ever since.

The Coconut Grove Girls: [singing] All I do is dream of you the whole night through; with the dawn I still go on, dreaming of you. You’re every thought, you’re everything, you’re every song I ever sing; summer, winter, autumn and spring. And were there more than twenty four hours a day; they’d be spent in sweet content dreaming away; when skies are grey, when skies are blue; morning, noon and night time too; all I do the whole day through is dream of you.

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Why bother to shoot this film? Why not release the old one under a new title? You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Hey, what’d you say that for?
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): What’s the matter?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): That’s what that Kathy Selden said to me that night.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): That’s three weeks ago, you still thinking about that?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I can’t get her out of my mind.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): How could you – she’s the first dame who hasn’t fallen for your line since you were four.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Where’d Miss Selden go?
Female dancer: She just grabbed her things and bolted. Anything I can do?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Sorry, I don’t have time to find out.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Which of my pictures have you seen?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): I don’t remember. I saw one once.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): You saw one once?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Yes, I think you were dueling and there was a girl – Lina Lamont. But I don’t go to the movies much. If you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Thank you.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Oh, no offense. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses but the personalities on the screen just don’t impress me. I mean they don’t talk, they don’t act, the just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): like that.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): You mean like what I do?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Well, yes!

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I’m no actor. I never was. Just a bunch of dumb show. I know that now.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Well, at least you’re taking it lying down.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): No. No kidding, Cosmo. Did you ever see anything as ridiculous as me on that screen tonight?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Yeah, how about Lina?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): All right. I ran her a close second. Maybe it was a photo finish. I’m through, fellas.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Don, you’re not through!
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Why of course not. Why, with your looks and figure, you could drive an ice wagon or shine shoes!
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Block hats!
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Sell pencils!
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Dig ditches!
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Or worse still, go back to vaudeville.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Have you ever seen anything as idiotic as me on that screen tonight?
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Yeah, Lena.

Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): [picks up a cake] Here’s one thing I learned from the movies!
[Throws it at Don but hits Lina]

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Lina. She can’t act, she can’t sing, she can’t dance. A triple threat.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Cosmo, call me a cab.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): OK, you’re a cab.

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Talking pictures, that means I’m out of a job. At last I can start suffering and write that symphony.
R.F. Simpson: You’re not out of job, we’re putting you in as head of our new music department.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Oh, thanks, R.F.! At last I can stop suffering and write that symphony.

Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): What do they think I am? Dumb or something? Why, I make more money than – than – than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Make ‘em laugh!

Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): “People”? I ain’t “people.” I am a – “a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament.”

Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain’t been in vain for nothin’. Bless you all.

Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Now look, Miss Lamont, Don and I…
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Don? Don’t you *dare* call him Don! I was calling him Don before you were born! I mean… You-you were kissing him!
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): *I* was kissing *her*! I happen to be in love with her.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): That’s ridiculous. Everybody knows you’re in love with me.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): What’s your lofty mission in life that lets you sneer at my humble profession?
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): I’m an actress…
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Oh…
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): …on the stage.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Oh, on the stage, well I’d like to see you act, what are you in right now? I could brush up on my English, or bring along an interpreter, that is if they’d let in a *movie* actor.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): I’m not in a play right now, but I will be. I’m going to New York…
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Oh, you’re going to New York and then some day we’ll all hear of you, won’t we? Kathy Selden as Juliet, as Lady Macbeth, as King Lear. You’ll have to wear a beard for that one of course.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Laugh all you want, but at least the stage is a dignified profession.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): [scoffing] Dignified profession.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): What do you have to be so conceited about? You’re nothing but a shadow on film… just a shadow. You’re not flesh and blood.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Oh, no?
[moves amorously towards her]
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Stop!
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): What can I do to you, I’m only a shadow.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Dignity. Always, dignity.

Girl in audience: [about Lina] She’s so refined. I think I’ll kill myself.

R.F. Simpson: Lina, you were gorgeous!
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Yeah, Lina, you looked pretty good for a girl.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Now Lina, you’ve been reading all those fan magazines again! Now look Lina, you shouldn’t believe all that banana oil Dora Bailey and the columnists dish out. Now try to get this straight: there is nothing between us. There has never been anything between us. Just air.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Oh, Donny, you don’t mean that.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): What’s the matter with that girl? Can’t she take a gentle hint?
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Well haven’t ya heard? She’s irresistible. She told me so herself.

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Short people have long faces, and long people have short faces. Big people have little humor, and little people have no humor at all.

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): What’s the first thing an actor learns? “The show must go on!’ Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show MUST go on!

Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): You keep away from me! Just because you’re a big movie star, wild parties, swimming pools, you expect every girl to fall in a dead faint at your feet. Well, don’t you touch me!
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): [chanting] Fear not, sweet lady! I will not molest you. I am but a humble jester, and you? You are to far above me!
[he gets out of the car and closes the door on his coat tails]
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Farewell, Ethel Barrymore! I must tear myself from your side!
[Don tears his coat. Kathy guffaws as Don walks away]

[filming a scene with a microphone hidden in a bush]
Rosco: Lina! We’re missing every other word! You’ve got to talk into the mike!
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): [pointing at the bush] Well, I can’t make love to a bush!

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): You have to show a movie at a party. It’s a Hollywood law.

Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): You mean it’s going to say on the screen that I don’t talk and sing for myself?

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): The price of fame. You’ve got the glory, you gotta take the little heartaches that go with it. Now look at me: I’ve got no fame, I’ve got no glory, I’ve got no big mansions, I’ve got no money! But I’ve got – what have I got?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I don’t know, what have you got?
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): I gotta get out of here.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): [to Kathy, after she jumps out of the cake] Well, if it isn’t Ethel Barrymore.

Phoebe Dinsmore: [giving Lina diction lessons] Repeat after me – Tah, Tey, Tee, Toe, Too.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Tah, Tey, Tye, Tow, Tyo.
Phoebe Dinsmore: No, no, no Miss Lamont, Round tones, round tones. Now, let me hear you read your line.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): And I cayn’t stand’im.
Phoebe Dinsmore: And I can’t stand him.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): And I cayn’t stand’im.
Phoebe Dinsmore: Can’t.
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Cayn’t.
Phoebe Dinsmore: Caaaan’t
Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen): Cayyyyn’t

Dora Bailey: Ladies and gentlemen, when you look at this gorgeous couple, it’s no wonder they’re a household name all over the world like… bacon and eggs. Lockwood and Lamont!

Rosco: What’s your name?
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Don Lockwood sir, but the fellas all call me Donald.
Rosco: Wise guy, eh? All right, get this guy into Bert’s suit! And remember Lockwood, you might be trading that fiddle in for a harp!

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Are you doing anything tonight, Miss Lamont?
[she shakes her head “no”]
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Well’s that’s funny – *I’m* busy.

Rod: Lina, you’re a beautiful woman. Audiences think you’ve got a voice to match. The studio’s gotta keep their stars from looking ridiculous at any cost.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Nobody’s got that much money.

Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): [sings cheerfully] Here we are! Sunset and Camden!
Man in talking pictures demonstration: Hello! This is a demonstration of a talking picture. Notice, it is a picture of me and I am talking. Note how my lips and the sound issuing from them are synchronized together in perfect unison.

[after the demonstration of a talking picture]
R.F. Simpson: What do you think of it, Dexter?
Rosco: It’ll never amount to a thing.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): That’s what they said about the horseless carriage.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): I just had to tell you how good you were.
Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds): Excuse me.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): No, no, don’t go.
[pointing to cake she came out of at beginning of scene]
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Now that I know where you live I’d like to see you home.

[after Lina gets a pie thrown in her face]
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Lina, You’ve never looked lovelier.

Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Gee, I’m glad you turned up, we’ve been looking inside every cake in town.

[after Cosmo’s car breaks down]
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Don’t tell me, it’s a flat tire.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): I can’t undertand it. This car hasn’t given me a lick of trouble in nearly 6 hours.

[after Don shows up late for a party]
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Don, how did you come, by way of Australia?

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Tell me the truth, am I a good actor?
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): As long as I’m working for Monumental Pictures, you’re the greatest of ‘em all.

[after Cosmo gives a good idea]
R.F. Simpson: Cosmo, remind me to give you a raise.
[turns around]
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Oh, R.F.
R.F. Simpson: Yes?
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Give me a raise.

[after picture is shown where Kathy is singing for Lina]
Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor): Lina, you were fabulous. You sang as good as Kathy Selden.

Rosco: [after a take] We’re really rolling, Mr. Simpson.
R.F. Simpson: Well, you can stop rolling at once.
Rosco: What?
R.F. Simpson: Don, Lina.
Rosco: Ok, everybody save it!
R.F. Simpson: Save it? Tell them to go home. We’re shutting down for a few weeks.
Rosco: What?
R.F. Simpson: Well, don’t just stand there. Tell them!
Rosco: Everybody go until further notice! What is it?

[first lines]
Dora Bailey: [broadcasting on radio] 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 Royal Rascal” the outstanding event of 1927! Everyone is breathlessly awaiting the arrival of Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood!

[last lines]
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Ladies and gentlemen, stop that girl, that girl running up the aisle. Stop her! That’s the girl whose voice you heard and loved tonight. She’s the real star of the picture. Kathy Selden!
[theater audience applauds and cheers]
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Kathy…
[Don and Kathy sing “You Are My Lucky Star”]

Diction Coach: Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. Moses he knowses his toeses aren’t roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be.

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly): Well, we movie stars get the glory. I guess we have to take the little heartaches that go with it. People think we lead lives of glamour and romance, but we’re really lonely – terribly lonely.

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