Columbia wishlist - more musicals

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1. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,261

N+1/ Probably still tied up in ownership by Gershwin estate, but if possible to release, please use original aspect ratio.

2. Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved | 61 min | Musical, Romance

6.1
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A faded burlesque queen passes on a chance to return to the spotlight so her chorus-girl daughter can have a shot at the headliner spot. But she grows concerned when her daughter's new fame attracts the attention of a wealthy society man.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant

Votes: 736

N+1/ Marilyn Monroe, not yet available in region 1?

3. Pepe (1960)

Unrated | 180 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Carlos Montalbán

Votes: 701 | Gross: $9.60M

N+1/ Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones and many big-name cameos.

4. The Beloved Vagabond (1936)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Musical

5.9
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In London at the turn of the century, Gaston du Nerac is due to marry his fiancee, Joanna. When her father finds himself in financial trouble, Gaston reluctantly accepts help from a rival - on condition that he never sees Joanna again.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Betty Stockfeld, Margaret Lockwood, Desmond Tester

Votes: 29

N+1/ Several Maurice Chevalier musicals from the '30s have been released by Criterion and Kino. One more would be welcome.

5. Convicted (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Police Detective Burns (Charles Quigley) is helping Jerry Wheeler (Rita Hayworth), a night-club singer, track down the killer of a gold-digger, for which crime her brother, "Chick," (Edgar ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Barsha | Stars: Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth, Marc Lawrence, George McKay

Votes: 47

N+1/ Rita Hayworth

6. When a Girl's Beautiful (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.8
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Model Adele Jordon breaks up with the model-agency's wealthiest perfume client, and he requests a new model who possesses all of the elements of beauty for their new campaign. Johnny Hanley... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Adele Jergens, Marc Platt, Patricia Barry, Stephen Dunne

Votes: 5

N+1/ Adele Jergens, Marc Platt

7. All-American Sweetheart (1937)

62 min | Musical

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Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Patricia Farr, Scott Kolk, Gene Morgan, James Eagles

N+1/ Louis Da Pron

8. Something to Shout About (1943)

90 min | Musical

5.7
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Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson is told by wealthy divorcée Donna Davis that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Don Ameche, Janet Blair, Jack Oakie, William Gaxton

Votes: 62

N+2/ Don Ameche, Janet Blair, Jack Oakie

9. One Exciting Night (1944)

89 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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A young singer meets a man who is the victim of a kidnap plot, and is assumed by the gang to be his girlfriend.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Vera Lynn, Donald Stewart, Mary Clare, Frederick Leister

Votes: 35

N+2/ Vera Lynn

10. Sweethearts on Parade (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Helen and Nita work in a department store to make ends meet while they search for millionaire husbands. They meet Bill and Hank, who make them reconsider whether they really need millionaires to be happy.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson

Votes: 21

N+2/ Alice White

11. The Girl Friend (1935)

67 min | Musical

6.0
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An actor and two songwriters become rural con men.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Ann Sothern, Jack Haley, Roger Pryor, Thurston Hall

Votes: 23

N+2/ Ann Sothern, Jack Haley

12. Let's Fall in Love (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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Director: David Burton | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Ann Sothern, Miriam Jordan, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 79

N+2/ Ann Sothern

13. Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical

5.5
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Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Meg Myles, Paul Langton

Votes: 67

N+2/ Joel Grey, Maya Angelou (acts/dances)

14. Holiday in Havana (1949)

73 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Carlos Estrada, a busboy in a Cuban hotel who wants to become a composer, is rebuffed by Mama Valdez when he tries to get her daughter, singer-dancer Lolita Veldez, to use one of his songs.... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Mary Hatcher, Ann Doran, Steven Geray

Votes: 33

N+2/ Desi Arnaz

15. When You're in Love (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Romance, Musical, Comedy

6.3
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Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Riskin, Harry Lachman | Stars: Grace Moore, Cary Grant, Aline MacMahon, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 248

N+3/ Cary Grant, Grace Moore

16. Love Me Forever (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A man who loves an aspiring opera singer is prepared to sacrifice everything to help her with her career, even though he knows she doesn't love him.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Leo Carrillo, Robert Allen, Spring Byington

Votes: 67

N+3/ Grace Moore, Leo Carrillo, Douglass Dumbrille

17. The King Steps Out (1936)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Franchot Tone, Grace Moore, Walter Connolly, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 162

N+3/ Grace Moore, Franchot Tone, dir. Joseph Von Sternberg

18. I'll Take Romance (1937)

Approved | 90 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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An opera manager tries to woo a contract-breaking soprano into performing in Buenos Aires.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Grace Moore, Melvyn Douglas, Helen Westley, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 88

N+3/ Grace Moore, Melvyn Douglas, Helen Westley |

19. Song Without End (1960)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.0
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The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences.

Directors: Charles Vidor, George Cukor | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page, Patricia Morison

Votes: 495

N+3/ Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page, Patricia Morison; already on dvd

20. Swan Lake (1957)

81 min | Music

7.6
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Director: Zoya. Tulubyeva | Stars: Maya Plisetskaya, Nikolai Fadeyechyev, Viktor. Khomyakov, Viktor Levashev

Votes: 18

N+3/ ballet

21. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1967)

93 min | Music

7.6
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A ballet version (using Felix Mendelssohn's music) of Shakespeare's play,featuring the New York City Ballet.

Directors: George Balanchine, Dan Eriksen | Stars: Suzanne Farrell, Edward Villella, Arthur Mitchell, Mimi Paul

Votes: 18

N+3/ Suzanne Farrell, Edward Villella, Arthur Mitchell, Jacques d'Amboise

22. The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Victoria Shaw, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,376

N+3/ Tyrone Power, Kim Novak; already on dvd

23. Glamour Girl (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey) ends in divorce after she tries to dictate both his personal and professional life. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Virginia Grey, Michael Duane

Votes: 6

N+4/ Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Virginia Grey

24. The Gene Krupa Story (1959)

101 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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The story of legendary jazz drummer, Gene Krupa. Since his youth, all Gene ever wanted to do is play the drums and make music. This is something his parents would not approve of- they want ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver

Votes: 490

N+4/ Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day; already on dvd

25. Senior Prom (1958)

82 min | Musical

5.7
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Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Jill Corey, Paul Hampton, James Komack, Barbara Bostock

Votes: 57

N+4/ Louis Prima, Keely Smith

26. Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959)

83 min | Musical

6.8
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Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, James Gregory, Henry Slate

Votes: 92

N+4/ Louis Prima, Keely Smith

27. I Love a Bandleader (1945)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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Director: Del Lord | Stars: Phil Harris, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Leslie Brooks, Walter Catlett

Votes: 32

N+4/ Phil Harris, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

28. I Surrender Dear (1948)

Approved | 67 min | Musical, Romance

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Patty Nelson, using the name of Parry Hart, auditions for and gets the job as a band-singer with Al Tyler's orchestra. Al, of course, falls in love with her and she with him. Back in Los ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gloria Jean, David Street, Don McGuire, Alice Tyrrell

N+4/ Gloria Jean

29. Manhattan Angel (1949)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Gloria Cole and Eddie Swenson are working to keep an old fire house, now being used as a youth center, from being razed to make room for a new skyscraper in Manhattan. Gloria enters a ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gloria Jean, Ross Ford, Patricia Barry, Thurston Hall

Votes: 9

N+4/ Gloria Jean

30. Let's Go Steady (1945)

60 min | Musical

6.5
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Director: Del Lord | Stars: Pat Parrish, Jackie Moran, June Preisser, Jimmy Lloyd

Votes: 6

N+4/ Arnold Stang, Mel Tormé

31. The Jolson Story (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 1,295

N+5/ Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin; already on dvd

32. Jolson Sings Again (1949)

96 min | Biography, Music

6.9
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In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement. But his wife has left him and the appeal of the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 499

N+5/ Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin; already on dvd

33. Stars on Parade (1944)

63 min | Musical

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Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Larry Parks, Lynn Merrick, Ray Walker, Jeff Donnell

N+5/ Larry Parks, Nat 'King' Cole

34. She's a Sweetheart (1944)

69 min | Musical

7.0
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Director: Del Lord | Stars: Jane Frazee, Larry Parks, Jane Darwell, Nina Foch

Votes: 7

N+5/ Jane Frazee, Larry Parks, Jane Darwell, Nina Foch

35. Beautiful But Broke (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Theatrical agent Waldo Main (John Eldredge) is inducted into the army, and turns his (now clientless) agency over to his secretary Dottie Duncan (Joan Davis). Dottie decides to organize an ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joan Davis, John Hubbard, Jane Frazee, Judy Clark

Votes: 36

N+5/ Joan Davis, John Hubbard, Jane Frazee

36. Kansas City Kitty (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Polly, an amiable wisecracking piano teacher, becomes involved with some shady music publishers. She also happens to be infatuated with her music loving dentist Henry--who is not quite as ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Joan Davis, Bob Crosby, Jane Frazee, Erik Rolf

Votes: 38

N+5/ Joan Davis, Bob Crosby, Jane Frazee

37. Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944)

68 min | Musical

5.3
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Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Bob Crosby, Lynn Merrick, Louise Erickson, Robert White

Votes: 23

N+5/ Bob Crosby

38. Two Tickets to Paris (1962)

90 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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In this musical, fairly light movie, two young people, Joey and Piper are in love. They embark on a cruise to Paris to get married, with the acerbic but kind Aggie as a chaperon. Along the ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Joey Dee, Gary Crosby, Kay Medford, Jeri Lynn Frazer

Votes: 30

N+5/ Gary Crosby, Kay Medford

39. The Song of Love (1929)

Passed | 82 min | Musical

5.4
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Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Belle Baker, Ralph Graves, David Durand, Eve Arden

Votes: 8

N+6/ Eve Arden

40. Sing for Your Supper (1941)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Evelyn Palmer, a débutante society girl who also is a property landlord, becomes interested in the plight of one of her tenants, a struggling band-leader, to the extent she becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Bert Gordon, Eve Arden

Votes: 7

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Eve Arden

41. Two Latins from Manhattan (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Musical, Comedy

7.0
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Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Joan Woodbury, Fortunio Bonanova

Votes: 7

N+6/ Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Fortunio Bonanova, Lloyd Bridges

42. Lucky Legs (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.5
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Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from Broadway playboy Herbert Dinwiddle. Producer Ned McLane persuades her to advance him the money on a production called "Lucky ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Leslie Brooks, Kay Harris, Russell Hayden

Votes: 15

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg

43. Tahiti Nights (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Director: Will Jason | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Dave O'Brien, Mary Treen, Florence Bates

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg, Dave O'Brien

44. Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Ann Savage, Leslie Brooks

Votes: 10

N+6/ Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Ann Savage |

45. Meet Me on Broadway (1946)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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Believing that he can produce better Broadway shows without the hindrance of his producer, Eddie Dolan quits the musical he is directing, taking his starring actress and sweetheart, Ann ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Marjorie Reynolds, Frederick Brady, Jinx Falkenburg, Spring Byington

Votes: 57

N+6/ Marjorie Reynolds, Jinx Falkenburg, Spring Byington, Allen Jenkins, Gene Lockhart

46. Talk About a Lady (1946)

Passed | 71 min | Musical, Romance

7.6
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A country girl, wanting to break into show-business, comes to New York City and, by her actions, manages to restore the optimism of a jaded and disillusioned nightclub owner. Eventually she... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Forrest Tucker, Joe Besser, Trudy Marshall

Votes: 5

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg, Forrest Tucker, Joe Besser

47. Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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Secretary Phoebe Weyms is in love with her ad-agency boss, Gordon Crouse, but he doesn't give her the time of day. In order to attract his attention, Phoebe contacts the Navy Recruiting ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Joan Woodbury, Blanche Stewart

N+6/ Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, Lloyd Bridges

48. She Has What It Takes (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Music

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Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Tom Neal, Constance Worth, Douglas Leavitt

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg

49. Is Everybody Happy? (1943)

Approved | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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This is the story of Ted Lewis, popular band leader and clarinettist.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ted Lewis, Michael Duane, Nan Wynn, Larry Parks

Votes: 6

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg, Larry Parks

50. The Gay Senorita (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Music

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Business development prompts an effort to drive out the residents of the Mexican portion of a California town. Against the move is the growing love for a senorita.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Jim Bannon, Steve Cochran, Corinna Mura

N+6/ Jinx Falkenburg, Jim Bannon, Steve Cochran

51. Social Register (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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Chorus girl Patsy Shaw crashes a high-society party, meets playboy Charlie Breen, they fall in love, and are on their merry way to wedded bliss. However, Charlie's snobbish, ever-loving ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Colleen Moore, Charles Winninger, Pauline Frederick, Alexander Kirkland

Votes: 27

N+7/ Colleen Moore, Charles Winninger, Robert Benchley, Ross Alexander

52. Let's Live Tonight (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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Nick Kerry (Tullio Carminati) is a rich rounder who holds tremendous fascination over women......mainly because he is rich and has his own yacht. At Monte Carlo one evening he romances Kay ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Tullio Carminati, Janet Beecher, Hugh Williams

Votes: 11

N+7/ Luis Alberni, Arthur Treacher

53. It's All Yours (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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Jimmy Barnes arrives from Europe to be educated by his multi-millionaire uncle, Edward J. Barnes and in five years the extravagant escapes of Jimmy, now a lawyer, are the talk of San ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Francis Lederer, Mischa Auer, Grace Bradley

Votes: 19

N+7/ Madeleine Carroll, Francis Lederer, Mischa Auer

54. She Married an Artist (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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American artist Lee Thornwood (John Boles) and his model, Sally Dennis (Frances Drake), appear to be made for each other, but he weds Parisian designer Toni Bonnet (Luli Deste) instead...... See full summary »

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: John Boles, Luli Deste, Frances Drake, Helen Westley

N+7/ John Boles, Helen Westley, Franklin Pangborn

55. The Lady Objects (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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Ann Adams and William Hayward get married and she has a secretary's job in a law office, while finishing her schooling, and she soon makes junior partner and is just a brilliant lawyer. ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Lanny Ross, Joan Marsh, Roy Benson

Votes: 44

N+7/ Gloria Stuart

56. The Men in Her Life (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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A circus performer becomes a ballerina and then begins her life of a career versus marriage and a home-life. She marries her first husband, her mentor and instructor, primarily out of ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt, Dean Jagger, Eugenie Leontovich

Votes: 55

N+7/ Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt, Dean Jagger, Otto Kruger

57. Honolulu Lu (1941)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Consuelo Cordoba is a headstrong girl trying to reform her con man uncle Don Estaban Cordoba, who is posing as a wealthy tourist in Hawaii. A local woman takes Consuelo under her wing and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Lupe Velez, Leo Carrillo, Bruce Bennett, Marjorie Gateson

Votes: 33

N+7/ Lupe Velez, Leo Carrillo, Bruce Bennett, Forrest Tucker

58. Cruisin' Down the River (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Musical

7.0
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Beaurefard Clemment, a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane, the granddaughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Dick Haymes, Audrey Totter, Billy Daniels, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 30

N+7/ Dick Haymes, Audrey Totter,

59. Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945)

Passed | 66 min | Musical, Western

6.2
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Wealthy rancher Charley Bronson (Noah Beery) invites both of his nieces, Laurie Lang (Rosemary Lane) and Hilda Cartwright (Carole Mathews), neither of which knows him by sight, to his Texas... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Rosemary Lane, Tom Tyler, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Slim Summerville

Votes: 6

N+8/ Rosemary Lane, Slim Summerville, Noah Beery, Pinky Tomlin

60. Hit the Hay (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Two opera-company promoters persuade a singing farm-girl, Judy Stevens, to pose as an opera singer. This arouses the ire of an easily-aroused opera singer who threatens to expose Judy as a ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Judy Canova, Ross Hunter, Fortunio Bonanova, Doris Merrick

Votes: 12

N+8/ Judy Canova, Fortunio Bonanova

61. The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

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An actor/producer has an argument with his fiancée, and begins to court another girl whom he thinks is wealthy. She isn't, but she offers him $5,000 to marry her, in name only, as she is in... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Bob Haymes, Osa Massen, Hillary Brooke, Frank Sully

N+8/ Shemp Howard, Sheldon Leonard

62. Mary Lou (1948)

Approved | 65 min | Musical, Romance

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Airline hostess Ann Parker is fired for being undignified when she sang to calm the passengers during a storm. Mike Connors, publicity man for Frankie Carle's orchestra, invites her to try ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Robert Lowery, Joan Barton, Glenda Farrell, Abigail Adams

N+8/ Glenda Farrell

63. Ever Since Venus (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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The American Beauty Association is about to hold its annual trade show in New York City and songwriter "Tiny" Lewis (Billy Gilbert) has just sold a song to Ina Ray Hutton ('Ina Ray Hutton')... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Ina Ray Hutton, Hugh Herbert, Ann Savage, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 13

N+8/ Ina Ray Hutton, Hugh Herbert, Glenda Farrell, Alan Mowbray

64. So This Is Africa (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Raquel Torres, Esther Muir

Votes: 61

N+8/ Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Raquel Torres

65. Little Miss Broadway (1947)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Judy Gibson Jean Porter), upon leaving finishing school, goes to meet her relatives, whom she believes to be wealthy and socially prominent. Actually, there are penniless Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Jean Porter, John Shelton, Ruth Donnelly, Doris Houck

Votes: 8

N+9/ Jean Porter, John Shelton, Ruth Donnelly

66. Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Socialite Cathy Abbott (Jean Porter(I)') is working in the chorus of a Broadway show instead of being enrolled at an exclusive girl's school as her parents think. When the show closes, she ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Jean Porter, Jimmy Lloyd, June Preisser, Judy Clark

Votes: 8

N+9/ Jean Porter, Tony Pastor

67. Make Believe Ballroom (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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Liza Lee, fast-talking press agent for Al Jarvis, persuades Jarvis to stage a Musical Mystery Contest, with a $5000 prize to the person who can first name the most musical numbers and their... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jerome Courtland, Ruth Warrick, Ron Randell, Virginia Welles

Votes: 17

N+9/ Ruth Warrick, Frankie Laine, Nat 'King' Cole, Kay Starr, Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa

68. When You're Smiling (1950)

75 min | Musical

6.6
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Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jerome Courtland, Frankie Laine, Lola Albright, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 21

N+9/ Frankie Laine, Lola Albright, Bob Crosby

69. Sunny Side of the Street (1951)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Ted Mason is a studio guide at CBS Television in Hollywood. His ambition is to get a break and become a headline singer such as 'Frankie Laine (I)', Toni Arden and Billy Daniels, who he ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels, Terry Moore, Jerome Courtland

Votes: 55

N+9/ Frankie Laine, Terry Moore

70. Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)

78 min | Musical

6.1
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Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels, Charlotte Austin, Arthur Franz

Votes: 70

N+9/ Frankie Laine, dir. Richard Quine

71. Bring Your Smile Along (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Music

5.6
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Nancy Willows (Constance Towers), pretty blonde high school teacher, writes song lyrics which spark the careers of struggling young pianist-composer Martin Adams (Keefe Brasselle')and ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Frankie Laine, Keefe Brasselle, Constance Towers, Lucy Marlow

Votes: 65

N+9/ dir. Blake Edwards, Frankie Laine, Constance Towers

72. Don't Knock the Rock (1956)

TV-G | 84 min | Music

5.7
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A disc jockey tries to prove to teenagers' parents that rock 'n' roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, Alan Dale, Alan Freed, The Treniers

Votes: 277

N+10/ Bill Haley and the Comets, Alan Freed, Little Richard; already on dvd

73. Let's Rock (1958)

79 min | Music

5.0
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Singer's girlfriend helps him adjust to the new rock'n'roll music.

Director: Harry Foster | Stars: Julius LaRosa, Phyllis Newman, Conrad Janis, Joy Harmon

Votes: 123

N+10/ Julius LaRosa, Phyllis Newman, Conrad Janis, Paul Anka, Della Reese

74. Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.7
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Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: James Darren, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley, Carl Reiner

Votes: 773

N+10/ James Darren, Michael Callan, Deborah Walley, Carl Reiner, Peggy Cass, Eddie Foy Jr.; already on dvd

75. The Silencers (1966)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi, Victor Buono

Votes: 2,119

N+10/ Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Nancy Kovack, Cyd Charisse, Beverly Adams; already on dvd; not sure why this is tagged 'music' and not the other 3 M.Helm's

76. The Man Called Flintstone (1966)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gerry Johnson

Votes: 1,169

N+10/ Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Paul Frees, Harvey Korman, June Foray; already on dvd

77. Juke Box Rhythm (1959)

81 min | Musical

5.2
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While in New York to select her coronation wardrobe, Princess Ann is photographed dancing with Riff Manton, son of impoverished producer George Manton. A dress designer, Balenko, gives Riff... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Jo Morrow, Jack Jones, Brian Donlevy, Hans Conried

Votes: 56

N+10/ Jack Jones, Brian Donlevy, Marjorie Reynolds

78. Jazz Boat (1960)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey, Bernie Winters, James Booth

Votes: 35

N+10/ Anthony Newley

79. Broadway Scandals (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.3
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When the road-show that Ted Howard, a singer, and Mary, a chorus-dancer, goes broke and the company is stranded in the sticks, Ted Uses his own savings to get them all back to New York. Ted... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Jack Egan, Carmel Myers, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 6

N+11/

80. The Broadway Hoofer (1929)

63 min | Musical

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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Marie Saxon, Jack Egan, Louise Fazenda, Howard C. Hickman

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81. Cinesound Varieties (1934)

48 min | Musical

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Director: Ken G. Hall | Stars: Angela Parselles, Clyde Rose

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82. Let's Have Fun (1943)

67 min | Comedy, Musical

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Unemployed actor Richard Gilbert is ready to become a cab driver in order to earn a living for himself and his young daughter, Toni. His friend, Boris Rascalnikoff persuades a couple of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bert Gordon, Margaret Lindsay, John Beal, Dorothy Anne Seese

N+11/

83. Dancing in Manhattan (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Frederick Brady, Jeff Donnell, William Wright, Ann Savage

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84. Blonde from Brooklyn (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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Returning soldier Dixon Harper meets cute with promising radio singer Susan Parker. Susan is mistaken for a heiress to a southern plantation by blustery colonel Farnsworth and she ignores wise cracking friend Diane to see the ruse through.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Bob Haymes, Lynn Merrick, Thurston Hall, Mary Treen

Votes: 58

N+11/

85. Sing While You Dance (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Susan Kent, hoping to establish herself as a song-plugger, tries to obtain a second song from a young songwriter, Johnny Crane, after his first song becomes a hit. While pursuing her ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Ellen Drew, Bob Haymes, Andrew Tombes, Edwin Cooper

Votes: 10

N+11/

86. It's Great to Be Young (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Musical

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Ricky Malone, Spud Winters and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort resort. Terry, a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Leslie Brooks, Jimmy Lloyd, Jeff Donnell, Bob Haymes

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87. Just for Fun (1963)

72 min | Musical, Comedy

5.8
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With an election approaching, the two major political parties in England work desperately to capture the enthusiasm of teenagers, who have been granted the right to vote. When the prime ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Mark Wynter, Cherry Roland, Alan Caddy, Richard Vernon

Votes: 45

N+11/

88. Take Me Over (1963)

60 min | Musical, Comedy

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Director: Robert Lynn | Stars: Temperance Seven, John Paul, John Rutland, Diane Aubrey

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89. Cigarette Girl (1947)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.0
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Boy meets Girl. Boy tells Girl he is an oil company president and she tells him she is a popular night club singer. Boy and Girl are telling each other little white lies. But, via some ... See full summary »

Director: Gunther von Fritsch | Stars: Leslie Brooks, Jimmy Lloyd, Ludwig Donath, Doris Houck

Votes: 9

N+11/

90. Strange Fascination (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.4
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Middle-aged European pianist Paul Marvan (Hugo Haas)is brought to America by wealthy widow Diana Fowler (Mona Barrie)and he meets and weds a canary-blonde named Margo (Cleo Moore), who is a... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Mona Barrie, Rick Vallin

Votes: 93

N+11/

91. Be My Guest (1965)

82 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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A family inherits a seaside hotel and has trouble filling it up until their son's rock group begins packing 'em in. This film was one of several British films from the mid-sixties which ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: David Hemmings, Steve Marriott, John Pike, Andrea Monet

Votes: 48

N+11/