This classic musical, offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late '20s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies."
Don Lockwood is a popular silent film star with humble roots as a singer, dancer and stuntman. Don barely tolerates his vapid, shallow leading lady, Lina Lamont, though their studio, Monumental Pictures, links them romantically to increase their popularity. Lina herself is convinced they are in love, despite Don's protestations otherwise.
When it becomes certain that the talkies are the new wave of cinema, Don and Lina are forced to convert their next movie into a talkie. When Lina's grating voice becomes an insurmountable hurdle, a new and fresh chorus girl, Kathy is brought in to dub for Lina. With sparks flying between Don and Kathy, Lina has more and more reasons to feel angry and bitter towards Kathy. How will the relationship between Don and Kathy unfold? What will happen to Lina's future in the movie business?
Did you know?
The film rang up a final price tag of $2,540,800, $157,000 of which went to Walter Plunkett's costumes alone. Although the final price overshot MGM's budget by $665,000, the studio quickly realized the wisdom of its investment when the film returned a $7.7-million profit upon its initial release. Read More