Singin’ in the Rain (1952) quotes

Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly.

Cast
Gene Kelly.
Donald O’Connor.
Debbie Reynolds.

 A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

[desperately] Hey, Cos! Do something! Call me a cab!
– Don Lockwood
OK, you’re a cab.
– Cosmo Brown
[unimpressed] Thanks a lot!
– Don Lockwood

Oh Donny! You couldn’t kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!
Lina
Meet the greatest actor in the world! I’d rather kiss a tarantula.
Don Lockwood
You don’t mean that.
Lina
I don’t – – Hey Joe, get me a tarantula.
Don Lockwood

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

Lina. She can’t act, she can’t sing, she can’t dance. A triple threat.
Cosmo Brown

Make ’em laugh!
– Cosmo Brown

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.
Rod
Nobody’s got that much money.
Cosmo Brown

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

“People”? I ain’t “people.” I am a – “a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament.”
Lina Lamont
[picks up newspaper]
It says so – right here.
Lina Lamont

Lina! We’re missing every other word! You’ve got to talk into the mike!
Rosco
[pointing at the bush] Well, I can’t make love to a bush!
Lina

What’s wrong with the way I talk? What’s the big idea? Am I dumb or something?
– Lina

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.
– Diction Coach

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

Gee, I’m glad you turned up, we’ve been looking inside every cake in town.
– Cosmo Brown