Remake: Musical

These musical films are remade as the original films.
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1.
First a Girl (1935)
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Elizabeth, a delivery girl, dreams of being a music-hall singer but she is refused at the first casting she takes part in... (94 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
2.
Bitter Sweet (1940)
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In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher... (94 mins.)
 
3.
Diamond Horseshoe (1945)
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A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive. (104 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
4.
State Fair (1945)
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The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
5.
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
 
6.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other.... (102 mins.)
 
7.
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
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A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man. (100 mins.)
“ Musical-comedy remake of the 1940 film, It's a Date. ” - deano11
 
8.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)
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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. (87 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Musical remake of the 1933's Gold Diggers of 1933. ” - deano11
 
9.
The Jazz Singer (1952)
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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
10.
A Star Is Born (1954)
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. (154 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
11.
Bundle of Joy (1956)
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After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers. (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Musical remake of the 1939 comedy film, Bachelor Mother. ” - deano11
 
12.
The Good Companions (1957)
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A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic... (104 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
13.
Silk Stockings (1957)
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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris... (117 mins.)
 
14.
State Fair (1962)
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Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests. (118 mins.)
Director: José Ferrer
 
15.
Lost Horizon (1973)
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This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music... (150 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
“ Musical remake of Frank Capra's 1937 film. ” - deano11
 
16.
A Star Is Born (1976)
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress. (139 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
17.
The Jazz Singer (1980)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer. (115 mins.)
 
18.
Xanadu (1980)
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The story of a girl who makes dreams come true. (96 mins.)
 
19.
Victor Victoria (1982)
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (132 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
20.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
21.
The Producers (2005)
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After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show. (134 mins.)
Director: Susan Stroman
 
22.
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness. (112 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
23.
Hairspray (2007)
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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (117 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
24.
Fame (2009)
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An updated version of the musical Fame, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts. (107 mins.)
 
25.
Footloose (2011)
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City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (113 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer