Another addition from McDowell, the idea that his character sings during the scene of the rape of the writer’s wife comes from him. During rehearsals, Stanley Kubrick found that this scene, however infamous, was a bit flat and that a little something was missing to emphasize the violent nature and sinister character of Alex. He offers McDowell to dance and the latter adds his touch by singing Singin ‘in the Rain by Gene Kelly. An impromptu appearance of this perky classic that makes the scene even more scandalous. Why this song in particular? Because she was the only one whose lyrics the actor knew by heart.