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1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

2. San Antonio (1945)

Approved | 109 min | Romance, 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.

Writers: Alan Le May, W.R. Burnett | Directors: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen

3. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

TV-G | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

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

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

4. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

5. 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.

Writers: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, James V. Kern, Everett Freeman, Arthur Schwartz | Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

6. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Musical remake of 1940 "Shop Around the Corner" by Lubitch.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors, Samson Raphaelson, Miklós László | Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Buster Keaton | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington

7. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, Arthur Sheekman | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

8. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical

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

Writers: Dorothy Donnelly, Wilhelm Meyer-Förster, William Ludwig, Sonya Levien | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

9. Tea for Two (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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In this reworking of "No, No, Nanette," wealthy heiress Nanette Carter bets her uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for 48 hours. If she wins, she can invest the money in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Clork, Frank Mandel, Otto A. Harbach, Vincent Youmans, Emil Nyitray | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden

10. Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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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, who ... See full summary »

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

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.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, I.A.L. Diamond, Sixto Pondal Ríos, Carlos A. Olivari | Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day, Don DeFore

12. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.6
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

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

13. My Dream Is Yours (1949)

101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, Dane Lussier, Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jack Carson, Doris Day, Lee Bowman, Adolphe Menjou

14. Cynthia (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Writers: Harold Buchman, Viña Delmar, Charles Kaufman | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, George Murphy, S.Z. Sakall, Mary Astor

15. Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Pretty Melinda Howard has been abroad singing with a musical troupe. She decides to return home to surprise her mother whom she thinks is a successful Broadway star with a mansion in ... See full summary »

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

16. Montana (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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.

Writers: James R. Webb, Borden Chase, Charles O'Neal, Ernest Haycox | Directors: Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Douglas Kennedy

17. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Approved | 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.

Writers: Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini, Aileen Hamilton | Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

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

89 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Dore Schary, William Ludwig, Edgar Brooke, Helen Deutsch, Ray Chordes, Isobel Lennart, Claudia Cranston, Allen Rivkin, Lucille Schlossberg, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Joseph Petracca | 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

19. 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 »

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

20. Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.9
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Phil and Ellen Gayley have been divorced for a year, and their 8-year old daughter, Flip, is very unhappy that her parents are not together. Flip starts a correspondence with a marine, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Norma Barzman, I.A.L. Diamond, James V. Kern, Lewis R. Foster | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Lucile Watson, S.Z. Sakall

21. 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.

Writers: Norman Krasna, Jane Hall, Frederick Kohner, Ralph Block | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Eugene Pallette

22. 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.

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

23. That Night in Rio (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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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.

Writers: Rudolph Lothar, Hans Adler, Jessie Ernst, George Seaton, Bess Meredyth, Hal Long, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, S.Z. Sakall

24. Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Marian Spitzer, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby | Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Charles Ruggles

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

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Peter Milne | Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Gordon MacRae, James Barton, S.Z. Sakall

26. Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Charles Hoffman, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Joan Leslie, Janis Paige

27. Spring Parade (1940)

89 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Bruce Manning, Felix Jackson, Ernst Marischka | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings, Mischa Auer, Henry Stephenson

28. Sugarfoot (1951)

Passed | 80 min | Western, Action, Romance

6.4
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Jackson Redan, a former Confederate officer, arrives in Arizona expecting to start his life anew on land he hopes to buy and cultivate. He meets saloon-girl Reva Cairn and town merchant Don... See full summary »

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall

29. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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Stars: Philip Carey, Willis Bouchey, Laraine Day, Thomas Mitchell

30. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

87 min | Musical

6.0
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When boyfriend Vince Nichols won't give up his gambling, Abby joins vaudeville partners Carol and June in a trek to Las Vegas searching for millionaires, followed by playboy Ted Lansing ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Clork, Roland Kibbee, Peter Milne, Avery Hopwood | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson, Lucille Norman

31. Wintertime (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Jack Jevne, Arthur Kober, Eddie Moran, Lynn Starling | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Carole Landis

32. 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 »

Writers: Ivan Goff, Robert Buckner, Earl Baldwin, Walter Reisch | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman

33. Seven Sweethearts (1942)

Passed | 98 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Walter Reisch, Leo Townsend | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Marsha Hunt, Cecilia Parker, Peggy Moran

34. Whiplash (1948)

91 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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Writers: Maurice Geraghty, Harriet Frank Jr., Gordon Kahn, Kenneth Earl | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

35. Cinderella Jones (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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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 »

Writers: Charles Hoffman, Philip Wylie | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Leslie, Robert Alda, Julie Bishop, William Prince

36. April Showers (1948)

94 min | Musical

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Joe Laurie Jr., Peter Milne | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda, S.Z. Sakall

37. 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.

Writers: Richard Weil, Sam Hellman, Francis Swann, James V. Kern | Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

38. Florian (1940)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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Writers: Noel Langley, James Kevin McGuinness | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Helen Gilbert, Charles Coburn, Lee Bowman

39. Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)

93 min | Biography, Musical

6.3
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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 »

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

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

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Leonard Lee, Lynn Starling, Francis Swann | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers, Jack Carson, Janis Paige

41. 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.

Writers: Felix Jackson, John Bright, Bruce Manning, Phillip Dunning, George Abbott | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford

42. The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)

72 min | Comedy

6.1
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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.

Writers: Eddie Moran, Henry De Vere Stacpoole | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Brian Aherne, Kay Francis, Henry Stephenson, S.Z. Sakall

43. Embraceable You (1948)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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The killer Sammy 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... See full summary »

Writers: Edna Anhalt, Dietrich V. Hannekin, Aleck Block | Director: Felix Jacoves | Stars: Dane Clark, Geraldine Brooks, S.Z. Sakall, Wallace Ford

44. Zwei Herzen im Dreiviertel-Takt (1930)

96 min | Musical

6.9
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Writers: Walter Reisch, Franz Schulz, Joe Young | Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Walter Janssen, Oskar Karlweis, Willi Forst, Gretl Theimer

45. Pavement Butterfly (1929)

90 min

6.9
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Writers: Hans Kyser, Adolf Lantz | Director: Richard Eichberg | Stars: Anna May Wong, Alexander Granach, Nien Soen Ling, Elwood Fleet Bostwick

46. The Friendship Train (1948)

14 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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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

47. Barátságos arcot kérek (1936)

70 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Frigyes Karinthy, István Mihály, Pál Vári | Director: László Kardos | Stars: Tivadar Bilicsi, Antal Páger, László Keleti, Emil Fenyö

49. Her Majesty Love (1931)

94 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Rudolph Bernauer, Adolf Lantz, Rudolf Österreicher | Director: Joe May | Stars: Käthe von Nagy, Francis Lederer, Otto Wallburg, Gretl Theimer