Musicals (1940's)

All the musicals we own from the 1940's.
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1.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Classic Musicals Collection (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
2.
Lady Be Good (1941)
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Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again... (112 mins.)
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 3 (9) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
3.
Best Foot Forward (1943)
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Lucille Ball accepts a cadet's invitation to a military academy's senior prom in order to boost her career. (94 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
“ Warner Bros ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
4.
Down Argentine Way (1940)
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner. (89 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Betty Grable Collection Volume 1 (4) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
5.
Doll Face (1945)
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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time. (80 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
“ Carmen Miranda Collection (5)
also Part of Musical Classics ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
6.
Cover Girl (1944)
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
7.
Birth of the Blues (1941)
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band... (87 mins.)
“ part of Double Feature with Blue Skies ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
8.
Blue Skies (1946)
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers... (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
“ part of Double Feature with Birth of the Blues ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
9.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry. (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
10.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain. (106 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ Bing Crosby Double Feature ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
11.
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs. (114 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Betty Grable Collection Volume 1 (4) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
12.
A Date with Judy (1948)
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Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
13.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
14.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
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A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress. (109 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection (10) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
15.
Easter Parade (1948)
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Warner Bros two-disc special edition ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
16.
The Harvey Girls (1946)
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On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling... (102 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ Warner Bros snap case ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
17.
For Me and My Gal (1942)
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI. (104 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ Warner Bros snap case ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
18.
The Great American Broadcast (1941)
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After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ Alice Faye Collection 2 (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
19.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
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In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress. (99 mins.)
“ Alice Faye Collection 2 (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
20.
Greenwich Village (1944)
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In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue. (82 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Carmen Miranda Collection (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
21.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
 
22.
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
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Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty... (124 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
23.
The Pirate (1948)
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco... (102 mins.)
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 2 (7) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
24.
The Inspector General (1949)
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An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge... (102 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Danny Kaye ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
25.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ Warner Bros two-disc special edition ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
26.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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Musical remake of 1940 "Shop Around the Corner" by Lubitch. (102 mins.)
“ Warner Bros snap case ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
27.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he... (104 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Warner Bros ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
28.
Moon Over Miami (1941)
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Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands. (91 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Betty Grable Collection Volume 1 (4) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
29.
Lillian Russell (1940)
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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore. (127 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Alice Faye Collection (4) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
30.
If I'm Lucky (1946)
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Bandleader (James) involved in political campaign. (78 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
“ Carmen Miranda Collection (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
31.
Music in My Heart (1940)
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Rita Hayworth co-stars with famed recording artist Tony Martin in this musical comedy featuring the music of Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra... (70 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
32.
Night and Day (1946)
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The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s... (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
33.
State Fair (1945)
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day... (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Rodgers & Hammerstein's Collection (6) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
34.
Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style. (110 mins.)
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 1 (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
35.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists... (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Whorf
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 1 (5) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
36.
Words and Music (1948)
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. (120 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 2 (7) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
37.
That Midnight Kiss (1949)
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In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools... (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 2 (7) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
38.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. (126 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Warner Bros two-disc special edition ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
39.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
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After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop... (88 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
40.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
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The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order... (97 mins.)
 
41.
Roxie Hart (1942)
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned? (75 mins.)
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
42.
Too Many Girls (1940)
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Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards... (85 mins.)
Director: George Abbott
“ Luci and Desi Collection ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
43.
That Night in Rio (1941)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ Alice Faye Collection (4) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
44.
Something for the Boys (1944)
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The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!)... (87 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
45.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful... (132 mins.)
 
46.
Rhythm on the River (1940)
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Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics... (92 mins.)
“ part of Double Feature with Rhythm on the Range ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
47.
This Is the Army (1943)
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war... (121 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
48.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
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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. (127 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
49.
Stormy Weather (1943)
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The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. (78 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
 
50.
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. (143 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
51.
On the Town (1949)
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. (98 mins.)
 
52.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
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The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected... (93 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
53.
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)
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Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war... (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Whorf
 
54.
Step Lively (1944)
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Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic... (88 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
 
55.
The Kissing Bandit (1948)
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Ricardo, the milquetoast son of a Mexican bandit, would rather lead a quiet life in Boston. But the family would rather that he follow in his father's footsteps and become "The Kissing Bandit". (100 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
56.
Higher and Higher (1943)
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With their employer bankrupt, servants scheme to marry maid Millie to a rich husband. But Frank Sinatra lives across the street... (90 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
 
57.
Strike Up the Band (1940)
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Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare... (120 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
58.
Babes on Broadway (1941)
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off... (118 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
59.
Girl Crazy (1943)
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education... (99 mins.)
 
60.
Bathing Beauty (1944)
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students. (101 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
61.
Easy to Wed (1946)
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To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
62.
On an Island with You (1948)
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While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him. (107 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
63.
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
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A swimsuit fashion designer is determined to protect her scatterbrained sister from a South American heart-breaker, but a case of mistaken identity complicates matters. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
64.
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
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A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
65.
Fiesta (1947)
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When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin sister takes on his identity in the bullfighting ring. (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
66.
This Time for Keeps (1947)
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Expected to follow his opera star father into the business, but discontent with his life; a young man pursues a career in popular music and romances the aquatic-ballet dancer he met during his time in the service. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
67.
Something in the Wind (1947)
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A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather. (94 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
68.
It Started with Eve (1941)
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A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy... (90 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
69.
Lady on a Train (1945)
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While waiting at a train station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder from a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime... (94 mins.)
Director: Charles David
 
70.
Can't Help Singing (1944)
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A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Ryan
 
71.
I Dood It (1943)
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Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Reynolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her friend... (102 mins.)
 
72.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York... (112 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
73.
Thousands Cheer (1943)
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter... (125 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
74.
Second Chorus (1940)
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When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller. (84 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
75.
Going My Way (1944)
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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy... (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
76.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
77.
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
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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. (99 mins.)
“ Doris Day Collection 2 (6) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
78.
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
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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... (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Doris Day Collection 2 (6) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
79.
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
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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. (99 mins.)
 
80.
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
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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... (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz