Singin' in the Rain (1952) Poster

Donald O'Connor: Cosmo Brown



  • [Don Lockwood is being mobbed by several fans on the street] 

    Don Lockwood : [desperately]  Hey, Cos! Do something! Call me a cab!

    Cosmo Brown : OK, you're a cab.

    Don Lockwood : [unimpressed]  Thanks a lot!

  • Cosmo Brown : Lina. She can't act, she can't sing, she can't dance. A triple threat.

  • Cosmo Brown : Talking pictures, that means I'm out of a job. At last I can start suffering and write that symphony.

    R.F. Simpson : You're not out of job, we're putting you in as head of our new music department.

    Cosmo Brown : Oh, thanks, R.F.! At last I can stop suffering and write that symphony.

  • Rod : Lina, you're a beautiful woman. Audiences think you've got a voice to match. The studio's gotta keep their stars from looking ridiculous at any cost.

    Cosmo Brown : Nobody's got that much money.

  • Cosmo Brown : Gee, I'm glad you turned up, we've been looking inside every cake in town.

  • Cosmo Brown : Make 'em laugh!

  • Cosmo Brown : What's the first thing an actor learns? "The show must go on!' Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show MUST go on!

  • Cosmo Brown : Short people have long faces, and long people have short faces. Big people have little humor, and little people have no humor at all.

  • Cosmo Brown : Why bother to shoot this film? Why not release the old one under a new title? You've seen one, you've seen them all.

    Don Lockwood : Hey, what'd you say that for?

    Cosmo Brown : What's the matter?

    Don Lockwood : That's what that Kathy Selden said to me that night.

    Cosmo Brown : That's three weeks ago, you still thinking about that?

    Don Lockwood : I can't get her out of my mind.

    Cosmo Brown : How could you - she's the first dame who hasn't fallen for your line since you were four.

  • 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.

  • [after Cosmo's car breaks down] 

    Don Lockwood : Don't tell me, it's a flat tire.

    Cosmo Brown : I can't undertand it. This car hasn't given me a lick of trouble in nearly 6 hours.

  • [after Lina gets a pie thrown in her face] 

    Cosmo Brown : Lina, You've never looked lovelier.

  • [after Don shows up late for a party] 

    Cosmo Brown : Don, how did you come, by way of Australia?

  • Don Lockwood : Tell me the truth, am I a good actor?

    Cosmo Brown : As long as I'm working for Monumental Pictures, you're the greatest of 'em all.

  • Cosmo Brown : The price of fame. You've got the glory, you gotta take the little heartaches that go with it. Now look at me: I've got no fame, I've got no glory, I've got no big mansions, I've got no money! But I've got - what have I got?

    Don Lockwood : I don't know, what have you got?

    Cosmo Brown : I gotta get out of here.

  • R.F. Simpson : Lina, you were gorgeous!

    Cosmo Brown : Yeah, Lina, you looked pretty good for a girl.

  • Cosmo Brown : You have to show a movie at a party. It's a Hollywood law.

  • [after Cosmo gives a good idea] 

    R.F. Simpson : Cosmo, remind me to give you a raise.

    [turns around] 

    Cosmo Brown : Oh, R.F.

    R.F. Simpson : Yes?

    Cosmo Brown : Give me a raise.

  • Don Lockwood : What's the matter with that girl? Can't she take a gentle hint?

    Cosmo Brown : Well haven't ya heard? She's irresistible. She told me so herself.

  • [after the demonstration of a talking picture] 

    R.F. Simpson : What do you think of it, Dexter?

    Rosco : It'll never amount to a thing.

    Olga : [with heavy, snotty accent]  Its vulgar!

    Cosmo Brown : That's what they said about the horseless carriage.

  • [after picture is shown where Kathy is singing for Lina] 

    Cosmo Brown : Lina, you were fabulous. You sang as good as Kathy Selden.

  • [Don's about to start shooting a new movie] 

    Cosmo Brown : What's this one about?

    Don Lockwood : It's a French revolution story...

    Cosmo Brown : Don't tell me. You're a French aristocrat, she's a simple girl of the people, and she won't even give you a tumbrel. Hah!

  • Cosmo Brown : The new Don Lockwood. He yodels, he jumps around to music.

    Don Lockwood : The only problem is once they release this movie, no-one's gonna want to see me jump off the Woolworth building into a damp rag.

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