Great Old Musicals

Great Musicals from the 40's and 50's
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1.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
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Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
2.
On Moonlight Bay (1951)
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During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
3.
Calamity Jane (1953)
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
4.
Let's Dance (1950)
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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child... (112 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
 
5.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. (102 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
White Christmas (1954)
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
9.
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
 
10.
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... (99 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
11.
The King and I (1956)
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. (133 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
12.
Good News (1947)
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe... (93 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
13.
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
 
14.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
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When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute. (86 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Three Daring Daughters (1948)
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It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony... (115 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
 
17.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean... (124 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
18.
Royal Wedding (1951)
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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books... (93 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
19.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
20.
My Fair Lady (1964)
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
21.
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
 
22.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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Musical remake of Ernst Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner. (102 mins.)
 
23.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year leading up to 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.)
 
24.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
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Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent. (115 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
25.
Welcome Stranger (1947)
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Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and... (107 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
26.
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
 
27.
Top o' the Morning (1949)
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A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone...and romance the local policeman's daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
28.
Pennies from Heaven (1936)
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family... (81 mins.)
 
29.
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
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Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted. (113 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
30.
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
 
31.
Dangerous When Wet (1953)
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A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
32.
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
 
33.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
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Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her former teacher John Palmer, now a professor at Midwest State... (104 mins.)
 
34.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. (126 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
35.
State Fair (1945)
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The Frakes family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang