"Singin' in the Rain" Gene Kelly had what Fred Astaire didn't: sex appeal. This is why "Singin' in the Rain" is still a thrilling dance movie to watch more than 50 years later. "Ladies and gentlemen, stop that girl, that girl running up the aisle.
Gene Kelly: Gene Kelly made his screen debut as vaudeville hoofer Harry Palmer, co-starring with Judy Garland as Jo Hayden, in Busby Berkeley's 1942 musical fiim For Me and My Gal. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)