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3. My One and Only (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
4. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.
6. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The biography of the Bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944, with a lot of his arangements, partly in an authentic cast.
7. Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.
8. Swing Time (1936)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
9. Young and Beautiful (1934)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance
Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »
11. Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
12. The Band's Visit (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.
13. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Passed | 132 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »
14. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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.
15. Sweet and Low-Down (1944)
Approved | 76 min | Musical, Romance
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »
16. Second Chorus (1940)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical
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.
17. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order, oldest first. When sister #1 gets married, sisters #3 and #4 put pressure on Maria, ... See full summary »
18. Ship Ahoy (1942)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, ... See full summary »
19. The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938. Not exactly historically accurate, but great music. Also, guest appearances ... See full summary »
21. The Star Maker (1995)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
"Dottore" Joe Moretti travels round Sicily doing screen tests for the big Roman studios. He's a conman and takes money or favours for his efforts. Beata, a young illiterate convent girl ... See full summary »
22. Alice Adams (1935)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.
23. Strike Up the Band (1940)
Passed | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... See full summary »
24. Moonrise (1948)
Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.
25. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.
26. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.
27. Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
90 min | Biography, Comedy, Music
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa, from his early days in the Marine Corps Band through the Spanish-American War in 1898.
31. Lucky Me (1954)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel ... See full summary »
32. Pennies from Heaven (1936)
Passed | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »
33. You'll Find Out (1940)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.
34. On Our Merry Way (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests,... See full summary »
Writers: Laurence Stallings, Lou Breslow, Arch Oboler, John O'Hara | Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour
35. Up in the Air (1940)
Passed | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music
A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery ... See full summary »
37. Syncopation (1942)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music
Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »
38. Private Buckaroo (1942)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »
39. Some Like It Hot (1939)
Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »
40. Do You Love Me (1946)
Approved | 91 min | Musical
The woman dean of a music school undergoes a glamorous transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
41. Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Drama, Musical
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
42. Something to Sing About (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical
A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.
43. You're in the Army Now (1941)
Passed | 79 min | Comedy
Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeter" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army, and "Jeeter", who can sell anything, immediately begins to try and convince, Colonel... See full summary »
44. Movie-Town (1931)
Passed | Short, Comedy, Sport
In this fictional film with fictional characters, Baron Gonzola (Luis Alberni)is trying to sell Mack Sennett (Mack Sennett) and William Beaudine (William Beaudine)on the idea of starring ... See full summary »
45. The Hard Way (1943)
Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.
46. The Stork Club (1945)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment ... See full summary »
Approved | 142 min | Documentary, Romance
Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New ... See full summary »
48. Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »
49. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984 TV Mini-Series)
237 min | Drama, History, Sport
This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
50. Seven Days' Leave (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a ... See full summary »