Make 'Em Laugh

If we’re posting songs, here’s something different: “Make ‘Em Laugh,” Donald O’Connor’s solo number from Singin’ in the Rain. You won’t see a performance the likes of this in the modern day. According to one YouTuber, it took four days to film this. He did it in two, but then the film got destroyed and he had to do it again. It’s absolutely amazing to watch. (Here is a direct link if the video gets borked)

The Austin Symphony is doing this movie on Saturday night. It will be a huge challenge to stay synched with the film, since we won’t have a click track.


Bonus clip: “Moses Supposes His Toeses are Roses.” This is a duo number with the incomparable Gene Kelly. Has there been a better dance since Kelly? I doubt it.

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