Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds (mother of "Princess Leia Organa" Carrie Fisher), Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen and Cyd Charisse. It has been hailed as "the greatest musical picture of all-time." It is Technicolor in all it's glory. But did it provide the inspiration for Twi'lek dancing girl Oola and the Max Rebo band number in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi?

Listen to Digging Star Wars - Singin' In The Rain with special guest Dan Porto to find out...


  1. I never really made the connection!

  2. I thinks there is a lot of validity in the comparisons from the stand point of cinematic spectical. To me Lucas has a vaudvillian quality to his alein sceens. Don't really dig it myself.

  3. From our Facebook page, Pcongleton wrote...
    "I rather enjoyed the discussion you two had. I am one of those who doesn't get Musicals. It is the only genre in film that confuses me, so it was interesting hearing Dan's viewpoint. Great job, guys!"



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