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1.
Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
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Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner... (91 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
2.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
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Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west... (82 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
3.
Buck Privates (1941)
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Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training... (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
4.
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way. (84 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
5.
Swing! (1938)
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Ted Gregory is trying to be the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway, but he has trouble with his star singer. (69 mins.)
Director: Oscar Micheaux
 
6.
Swing (1999)
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An optimistic guy is arrested and thrown in jail, while there he learns the saxophone from a fellow inmate... (97 mins.)
Director: Nick Mead
 
7.
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
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A reluctantly retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son who thinks his father's entertainment is passe and audiences need something more sophisticated. Meanwhile the producer's father and sister secretly produce their own show. (115 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
8.
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
 
9.
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)
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Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers. (89 mins.)
 
10.
Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
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In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate... (92 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
11.
A Song Is Born (1948)
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With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a moll hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
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 fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
I Dood It (1943)
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A bumbling pants presser at an upscale hotel's valet service nurses an unrequited crush on a Broadway star. He gets more than he bargained for when she agrees to marry him, to spite her womanizing fiance, and encounters Nazi saboteurs. (102 mins.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
Ship Ahoy (1942)
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Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico... (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
18.
The Spirit Moves: A History of Black Social Dance on Film (1987 Documentary)
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(119 mins.)
Director: Mura Dehn
 
19.
Swing Invasion (2005 Documentary)
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20.
First Aid (1943 Short Film)
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This Pete Smith Specialty is a semihumorous look at basic first aid techniques for mishaps that often occur around the house... (11 mins.)
Director: Will Jason
 
21.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
22.
This Joint Is Jumpin' (2001 Documentary)
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This two-hour documentary traces the history of swing, from its first emergence in the 1920s to its current revival across the United States... (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Hall
 
23.
Dancing the Big Apple 1937: African Americans Inspire a National Craze (2009 Documentary)
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This documentary explores the Big Apple dance in the context of American history. (40 mins.)
Director: Judy Pritchett
 
24.
Swing Kids (1993)
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The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US... (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
28.
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
 
29.
The AristoCats (1970)
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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
 
30.
The Jungle Book (1967)
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Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. (78 mins.)
 
31.
Twice Blessed (1945)
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Stephanie and Terry are two identical twins who have been split up since their parents divorced seven years before... (76 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
32.
Boy! What a Girl! (1947)
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A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show. (70 mins.)
 
33.
The Spirit Moves: A History of Black Social Dance on Film (1987 Documentary)
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(119 mins.)
Director: Mura Dehn
 
34.
Untamed Youth (1957)
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Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town... (80 mins.)
Director: Howard W. Koch
 
35.
The AristoCats (1970)
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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
 
36.
Keep Punching (1939)
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Henry Jackson, known as Little Dynamite, is a Golden Gloves champion, who agrees to turn professional when approached by fight manager Ed Watson... (81 mins.)
Director: John Clein
 
37.
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
 
38.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
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A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors. (86 mins.)
 
39.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
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When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind. (65 mins.)
Director: Nathan Hertz
 
40.
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
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Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave... (89 mins.)
 
41.
College Swing (1938)
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance. (86 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
Radio City Revels (1938)
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A songwriter uses the songs one of his pupils writes while sleeping for his own contract. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stoloff