Singin' in the Rain (1952) Poster

Debbie Reynolds: Kathy Selden



  • Kathy Selden : Now look, Miss Lamont, Don and I...

    Lina Lamont : Don? Don't you *dare* call him Don! I was calling him Don before you were born! I mean... You-you were kissing him!

    Don Lockwood : *I* was kissing *her*! I happen to be in love with her.

    Lina Lamont : That's ridiculous. Everybody knows you're in love with me.

  • Kathy : [picks up a cake]  Here's one thing I learned from the movies!

    [Throws it at Don but hits Lina] 

  • Don Lockwood : What's your lofty mission in life that lets you sneer at my humble profession?

    Kathy Selden : I'm an actress...

    Don Lockwood : Oh...

    Kathy : ...on the stage.

    Don Lockwood : Oh, on the stage, well I'd like to see you act, what are you in right now? I could brush up on my English, or bring along an interpreter, that is if they'd let in a *movie* actor.

    Kathy Selden : I'm not in a play right now, but I will be. I'm going to New York...

    Don Lockwood : Oh, you're going to New York and then some day we'll all hear of you, won't we? Kathy Selden as Juliet, as Lady Macbeth, as King Lear. You'll have to wear a beard for that one of course.

    Kathy Selden : Laugh all you want, but at least the stage is a dignified profession.

    Don Lockwood : [scoffing]  Dignified profession.

    Kathy : What do you have to be so conceited about? You're nothing but a shadow on film... just a shadow. You're not flesh and blood.

    Don Lockwood : Oh, no?

    [moves amorously towards her] 

    Kathy : Stop!

    Don Lockwood : What can I do to you, I'm only a shadow.

  • Kathy : Are you sure it's all right? Being seen with me?

    Don Lockwood : You mean lofty star with humble player?

    Kathy : Not exactly, but for lunch don't you usually tear a pheasant with Miss Lamont?

    Don Lockwood : Kathy, all the stories about Lina and me are sheer publicity.

    Kathy : Oh? It certainly seems more than that. From all those columns in the newspapers and articles in the fan magazines...

    Don Lockwood : You read the fan magazines?

    Kathy : I pick them up at the beauty parlor or the dentist's office, just like anybody.

    Don Lockwood : Really?

    Kathy : Well... I buy four or five a month.

    Don Lockwood : Four or five...

    Kathy : But anyway, to get back to the point, you and Miss Lamont do achieve a certain intimacy in all your pictures...

    Don Lockwood : Did you say *all* our pictures?

    Kathy : I guess if I think about it I've seen eight or nine of them.

    Don Lockwood : You know I remember someone saying, "If you've seen one you've seen 'em all".

    Kathy : I said some awful things that night, didn't I?

    Don Lockwood : No. I deserved them. But I must admit I was hurt by them. So hurt in fact that I haven't been able to think about anything but you ever since.

  • Don Lockwood : I'm no actor. I never was. Just a bunch of dumb show. I know that now.

    Cosmo Brown : Well, at least you're taking it lying down.

    Don Lockwood : No. No kidding, Cosmo. Did you ever see anything as ridiculous as me on that screen tonight?

    Kathy : Yeah, how about Lina?

    Don Lockwood : All right. I ran her a close second. Maybe it was a photo finish. I'm through, fellas.

    Kathy : Don, you're not through!

    Cosmo Brown : Why of course not. Why, with your looks and figure, you could drive an ice wagon or shine shoes!

    Kathy : Block hats!

    Cosmo Brown : Sell pencils!

    Kathy : Dig ditches!

    Cosmo Brown : Or worse still, go back to vaudeville.

  • Kathy : You keep away from me! Just because you're a big movie star, wild parties, swimming pools, you expect every girl to fall in a dead faint at your feet. Well, don't you touch me!

    Don Lockwood : [chanting]  Fear not, sweet lady! I will not molest you. I am but a humble jester, and you? You are to far above me!

    [he gets out of the car and closes the door on his coat tails] 

    Don Lockwood : Farewell, Ethel Barrymore! I must tear myself from your side!

    [Don tears his coat. Kathy guffaws as Don walks away] 

  • Don Lockwood : I just had to tell you how good you were.

    Kathy Selden : Excuse me.

    Don Lockwood : No, no, don't go.

    [pointing to cake she came out of at beginning of scene] 

    Don Lockwood : Now that I know where you live I'd like to see you home.

  • Don Lockwood : Which of my pictures have you seen?

    Kathy : I don't remember. I saw one once.

    Don Lockwood : You saw one once?

    Kathy : Yes, I think you were dueling and there was a girl - Lina Lamont. But I don't go to the movies much. If you've seen one you've seen them all.

    Don Lockwood : Thank you.

    Kathy : Oh, no offense. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses but the personalities on the screen just don't impress me. I mean they don't talk, they don't act, the just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know


    Kathy : like that.

    Don Lockwood : You mean like what I do?

    Kathy : Well, yes!

  • Kathy Selden : [the lead-in to Don's "Singin' In the Rain" number]  This California dew's a little heavier than usual tonight.

    Don Lockwood : Oh really? From where I stand, the sun is shining all over the place...

  • Don Lockwood : I do hope you're going to favor us with something special tonight.

    Kathy Selden : Please!

    Don Lockwood : Say, Hamlet's soliloquy, or the balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet."

    Kathy Selden : Mr. Lockwood!

    Don Lockwood : Don't be shy. You'd make about the prettiest Juliet I've ever seen. Really.

  • Kathy Selden : [sings cheerfully]  Here we are! Sunset and Camden!

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