This isn't even a competition for me. Kelly had some nice enthusiasm, but he couldn't rock a top hat like Astaire. My boy Fred all the way.
"I wanted to be a wife so that I could have been her real mother. I wanted to be a boy so that she could be in love with me. I wanted her to be my full sister instead of my half sister. I wanted her to be a slave so that I could set her free and make her rich."
I always found Gene's dancing too stiff and calculating. My eyes were always on O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain.
Fred Astaire is pure class. No one can touch that man.
Not that I didn't love Gene Kelly's dancing, but I also always found myself watching Donald O'Connor more in their dancing scenes together too! Maybe it's because Gene Kelly was like a great machine, but Donald O'Connor's energy and spirit made him more fun to watch.