When sound movies arrive in the late twenties, Gene Kelly, swashbuckling screen hero, and his co-star, Jean Hagen, make their first talkie. Because of Jean's nasal voice, the film is a flop at its preview, but Gene is reassured of his own ability by Debbie Reynolds, aspiring and talented actress with whom he is in love. Then Gene's buddy, Donald O'Connor, suggests Debbie's voice be dubbed in place of Jean's -- but the latter threatens a lawsuit if the truth comes out. At the premiere Jean scores a tremendous hit, thanks to Debbie's voice. The audience cries for a speech from Jean but, puzzled by her nasal intonations, yells for her to sing. Gene has Debbie sing behind the curtain, which is raised to reveal the hoax and make Jean a laughingstock.
What a glorious feeling... You'll be happy again... When you see this pleasureful musical treasure... The tunefilm that marks a milestone in motion picture annals. MGM 103 min.