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1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 424,989 | Gross: $1.66M

2. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 8,732

3. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 11,901 | Gross: $11.80M

4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 5,518

5. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,909

6. Tea for Two (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A socialite with aspirations of a career in show business bets her wealthy uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for two days straight, hoping winning will help her fulfill her dreams.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden

Votes: 1,291

7. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington

Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $3.40M

8. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

Votes: 654

9. Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.8
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Both living in New York City, successful artist Phillip Gayley, most renowned for his series of Gayley Girls (swimsuit models in evocative poses), and Ellen Gayley, a one time Gayley Girl, ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 587

10. Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Bette Davis, John Garfield, The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny

Votes: 1,454

11. Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day, Don DeFore

Votes: 1,356

12. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 565

13. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,266

14. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,566

15. Small Town Girl (1953)

92 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one ... See full summary »

Director: László Kardos | Stars: Jane Powell, Farley Granger, Ann Miller, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 450

16. Cynthia (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, George Murphy, S.Z. Sakall, Mary Astor

Votes: 332

17. San Antonio (1945)

Approved | 109 min | Western

6.3
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Tough dance hall girl working for the local villain falls for a cowboy trying to clean up the town.

Directors: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,145

18. My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

6.6
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An agent must search for a new personality to replace a popular singer who refuses to renew his radio contract. He finds one in the form of a single mother, but complications soon occur.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jack Carson, Doris Day, Lee Bowman, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 804

19. Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

6.5
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Balkan Prince Henry has two wishes, to meet Lauren Bacall and see the "real" America. He befriends cabbie Buzz Williams and, without knowing the microphone is live, the two stage a debate ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Joan Leslie, Janis Paige

Votes: 318 | Gross: $2.50M

20. Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 737

21. Montana (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Western

6.2
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An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

Directors: Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 861

22. Wintertime (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Nora and her uncle get railroaded into spending the night at a broken-down hotel in Canada. After Nora falls for the handsome owner, she convinces her uncle to invest in the inn and ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Carole Landis

Votes: 135

23. Seven Sweethearts (1942)

Passed | 98 min | Musical, Romance

6.5
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Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter Henry Taggart takes a room at an inn ran by an eccentric old Dutchman, Mr. Van Maaster and his seven daughters. The eldest, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Marsha Hunt, Cecilia Parker, Peggy Moran

Votes: 248

24. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 440

25. Whiplash (1948)

91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.4
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A struggling artist becomes a New York City prizefighter in an attempt to win the affection of the ring promoter's night club singing sister.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 211

26. That Night in Rio (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 563

27. The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Gordon MacRae, James Barton, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 317

28. Sugarfoot (1951)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.2
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Arriving in Arizona on a wagon train in 1866 former Confederate officer Jackson Redan partners with local businessman Don Miguel while their competitor Asa Goodhue is joined by opportunistic drifter Jacob Stint.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 144

29. Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

Votes: 243

30. Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.4
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 261

31. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.6
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 100

32. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Musical

6.0
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Tired of her boyfriend's gambling, a young woman joins two vaudeville performers on a trek to Las Vegas to search for millionaires to marry.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson, Lucille Norman

Votes: 130

33. The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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The stuffy manager of lovely opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that's next door to the Cassels' home. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers, Jack Carson, Janis Paige

Votes: 170

34. It's a Date (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 382

35. Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)

93 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Mark Stevens, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 81

36. My Love Came Back (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman

Votes: 346

37. Spring Parade (1940)

89 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings, Mischa Auer, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 222

38. The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)

72 min | Comedy

6.2
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John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Brian Aherne, Kay Francis, Henry Stephenson, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 26

39. April Showers (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Musical

6.3
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A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 191

40. Florian (1940)

91 min | Drama

7.8
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This film is (very) loosely based on the book by Austrian author Felix Salten. It follows the life of the Lippizaner stallion Florian. Of special notice is the time when he pulled Emperor Franz Joseph's carriage.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Helen Gilbert, Charles Coburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 47

41. Streichquartett (1962 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy

8.8
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Director: Georg Marischka | Stars: Hans Jürgen Diedrich, Dieter Hildebrandt, Klaus Havenstein, Jürgen Scheller

Votes: 19

42. Der Zinker (1931)

64 min | Drama

5.8
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Directors: Karl Forest, Martin Fric, Karel Lamac | Stars: Lissy Arna, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Fritz Rasp, Peggy Norman

Votes: 77

43. Broadway (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.6
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George Raft, playing himself, recalls his days on Broadway, where he acquired a reputation as a great dancer--and also one as a brawler, a ladies man and an associate of some of the city's most notorious gangsters.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 51

44. Cinderella Jones (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

5.4
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Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Leslie, Robert Alda, Julie Bishop, William Prince

Votes: 183

45. Her Majesty Love (1931)

94 min | Comedy

7.6
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Fred von Wellingen is a wealthy industrialist, part of a large family-owned corporation. Fred has fallen for Lia, a comely bartender in the Berlin Cabaret. He proposes to her, much to the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Käthe von Nagy, Francis Lederer, Otto Wallburg, Gretl Theimer

Votes: 15

46. The Lilac Domino (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Musical, Romance

7.1
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Director: Frederic Zelnik | Stars: Michael Bartlett, June Knight, S.Z. Sakall, Athene Seyler

Votes: 8

47. Zwei Herzen im Dreiviertel-Takt (1930)

96 min | Musical

7.7
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Toni Hofer and brothers Vicki and Nicki Mahler are working on a new operetta. Toni's reputation with women equals his fame as composer, so they keep their sister Hedi away from him. Wanting... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Walter Janssen, Oskar Karlweis, Willi Forst, Gretl Theimer

Votes: 20

48. Right to Happiness (1932)

105 min | Drama

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Herr Hoffmann (tenor Richard Tauber) is a famous widowed singer with a young daughter to raise, aided by his faithful manager. They meet a girl and Hoffmann falls for her, reluctant to believe that in fact she is in love with a musician.

Director: Georg Jacoby | Stars: Richard Tauber, Petra Unkel, S.Z. Sakall, Lien Deyers

49. The Friendship Train (1948)

14 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Two years after the end of World War II, many people in France and Italy were still ill-fed. Washington newspaper columnist Drew Pearson decided to launch a program that would help feed ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Cantor, Harry M. Warner, Charles Luckman, Earl Warren

Votes: 46

50. Embraceable You (1948)

80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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The killer and his driver Eddie Novoc accidentally run over Marie Willens while fleeing a murder scene. The pursuing detective Matt Hethron is sure that Eddie is guilty, but he cannot prove... See full summary »

Director: Felix Jacoves | Stars: Dane Clark, Geraldine Brooks, S.Z. Sakall, Wallace Ford

Votes: 117