Musicals (before 1940)

All the musicals we own from before 1940.
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1.
Born to Dance (1936)
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Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love... (106 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 3 (9) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
2.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
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Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian... (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 3 (9) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
3.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
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Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady... (110 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 3 (9) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
4.
Dames (1934)
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A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows. (91 mins.)
“ Warner Bros - Dick Powell ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
5.
Dancing Lady (1933)
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway. (92 mins.)
“ Part of the Clark Gable Signature Collection ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
6.
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
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An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman. (89 mins.)
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
7.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer. (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
8.
Roberta (1935)
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In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame. (106 mins.)
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
9.
Top Hat (1935)
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
10.
Follow the Fleet (1936)
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A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. (110 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
11.
Carefree (1938)
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A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend's girlfriend in order to convince her to accept his proposals of marriage, but she ends up falling for the psychiatrist instead. (83 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
12.
Swing Time (1936)
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A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiance, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
13.
Shall We Dance (1937)
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
14.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of married couple Irene Castle and Vernon Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. (93 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
15.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
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Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer. (95 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ Warner Bros - Dick Powell ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
16.
42nd Street (1933)
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ Warner Bros - Dick Powell ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
17.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
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Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound. (97 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Alice Faye Collection 2 (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
18.
Footlight Parade (1933)
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
19.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
20.
Pigskin Parade (1936)
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Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl. (93 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Marquee Musicals (20th century fox) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
21.
On the Avenue (1937)
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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer. (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Alice Faye Collection (4) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
22.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
23.
Rose of Washington Square (1939)
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A singer becomes a star in the Ziegfeld Follies, but her marriage to a con man has a bad effect on her career. (86 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
“ Alice Faye Collection 2 (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
24.
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond... (87 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ part of Double Feature with Rhythm on the River ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
25.
Varsity Show (1937)
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Winfield College students who are trying to put together the annual varsity show come into conflict with their faculty adviser... (120 mins.)
 
26.
Babes in Arms (1939)
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The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business. (94 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
27.
Three Smart Girls (1936)
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Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
28.
First Love (1939)
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In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
29.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
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An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side. (93 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
30.
One Hour with You (1932)
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An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one. (80 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
31.
The Love Parade (1929)
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
32.
Monte Carlo (1930)
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Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo... (90 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
33.
Everybody Sing (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school... (91 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
34.
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers. (89 mins.)
 
35.
Moonlight Sonata (1937)
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Mr. Paderewski performs classical piano works including Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", which enhances the bond between two young lovers, just as his having previously played this same lovely melody had brought the girl's parents together. (86 mins.)
Director: Lothar Mendes
 
36.
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury... (79 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
 
37.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Wizard of Oz three disc collector's edition
includes other versions ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
38.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
 
39.
The Broadway Melody (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. (100 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
40.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed. (176 mins.)
 
41.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
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President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order... (68 mins.)
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
42.
Bright Eyes (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody. (85 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
43.
Curly Top (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary. (75 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
44.
Captain January (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A little girl named Star lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school but she's rescued by relatives. (77 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
45.
Dimples (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed. (79 mins.)
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
46.
Stowaway (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep... (87 mins.)
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
47.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast. (81 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
48.
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage. (72 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
49.
Just Around the Corner (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny". (70 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
50.
The Little Princess (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Shirley Temple Sweetheart Collection (16) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy