music/als watchedby bderoes | created - 17 Sep 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
musicals with worthwhile dancing:
musicals to watch:
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1. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Votes: 8,183 | Gross: $7.63M
Warner Brothers, dir. Crosland; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-jazz-singer-1927.html
2. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 5,739 | Gross: $2.81M
MGM, dir. Beaumont; 5 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-broadway-melody-1929.html
3. The Cocoanuts (1929)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical
During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.
Paramount, dir. Florey, Santley; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-cocoanuts-1929.html
4. On with the Show! (1929)
Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance
A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.
Warner Bros, dir. Crosland; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/on-with-show-1929.html
5. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
130 min | Musical
An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.
MGM, dir. Reisner, Cabanne; 5- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-hollywood-revue-of-1929-1929.html
6. Hallelujah (1929)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical
A sharecropper decides to become a preacher after falling for a vamp from the city.
MGM, dir. Vidor; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/hallelujah-1929.html
7. Rio Rita (1929)
Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance
Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.
RKO, dir. Reed; 5- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/rio-rita-1929.html
8. So Long Letty (1929)
64 min | Comedy, Musical
Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty ... See full summary »
Warner Bros, dir. Bacon; 6- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/so-long-letty-1929.html
9. The Love Parade (1929)
Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.
Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-love-parade-1929.html
10. Animal Crackers (1930)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
Paramount, dir. Heerman; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/animal-crackers-1930-7.html
11. Monte Carlo (1930)
Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A countess flees to Monte Carlo on the day of her wedding, where she is courted by a count posing as a hairdresser.
Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/monte-carlo-1930-7.html
12. Whoopee! (1930)
TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »
Goldwyn, dir. Freeland; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/whoopee-1930-6.html
13. The Lottery Bride (1930)
TV-PG | 80 min | Musical, Romance
Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.
Schenk Prod., dir. Stein; 6- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-lottery-bride-1930-6.html
American Playhouse (1981– )
Porgy and Bess
184 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston, S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and ... See full summary »
BBC, dir. Nunn; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/american-playhouse-porgy-and-bess-1981-7.html
15. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
Goldwyn, dir. Preminger; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/porgy-and-bess-1959-7.html http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2018/08/porgy-and-bess-1959-7.html
16. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical
An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side.
Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-smiling-lieutenant-1931-6.html
17. Monkey Business (1931)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical
On a transatlantic crossing, The Marx Brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.
Paramount, dir. McLeod; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/monkey-business-1931-7.html
18. Palmy Days (1931)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An assistant of phony psychic leaves the fraudulent business and becomes an efficiency expert.
Goldwyn, dir. Sutherland; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/palmy-days-1931-6.html
19. Flying High (1931)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy.
MGM, dir. Reisner; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/flying-high-1931-6.html
20. One Hour with You (1932)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.
Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/one-hour-with-you-1932-7.html
21. Horse Feathers (1932)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, accidentally hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against the rival Darwin University.
Paramount, dir. McLeod; 7+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/horse-feathers-1932-7.html
22. Love Me Tonight (1932)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.
Paramount, dir. Mamoulian; 8+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/love-me-tonight-1932-8.html
23. The Kid from Spain (1932)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An innocent man accused of robbing banks masquerades as a bullfighter to escape the police.
Goldwyn, dir. McCarey; 6- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-kid-from-spain-1932-6.html
24. Torch Singer (1933)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.
Paramount, dir. Hall & Somnes; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/torch-singer-1933-6.html
25. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.
Votes: 4,952 | Gross: $2.00M
Paramount, dir. Sherman; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/she-done-him-wrong-1933-6.html
26. Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A New York tramp (Jolson) falls in love with the mayor's amnesiac girlfriend after rescuing her from a suicide attempt
UA distr, dir & prod Milestone; 8 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/hallelujah-im-bum-1933-8.html
27. 42nd Street (1933)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.
Votes: 9,597 | Gross: $2.30M
Warner Bros, dir. Bacon; 8+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/42nd-street-1933-8.html
28. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.
Votes: 6,546 | Gross: $4.80M
Warner Bros, dir. LeRoy; 8 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/gold-diggers-of-1933-1933-8.html
29. Applause (1929)
80 min | Drama, Musical
A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager.
Paramount, dir. Mamoulian; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/applause-1929-6.html
30. Footlight Parade (1933)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.
Warner Bros, dir. Bacon; 8 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/footlight-parade-1933-8.html
31. I'm No Angel (1933)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.
Votes: 2,668 | Gross: $2.85M
Paramount, dir. Ruggles; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/im-no-angel-1933-6.html
32. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
Paramount, dir. McCarey; 9 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/duck-soup-1933-9.html
33. Dancing Lady (1933)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.
MGM, dir. Leonard; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/dancing-lady-1933-6.html
34. Roman Scandals (1933)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.
Goldwyn, dir. Tuttle; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/roman-scandals-1933-7.html
35. Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.
RKO, dir. Freeland; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/flying-down-to-rio-1933-7.html
36. Going Hollywood (1933)
Passed | 78 min | Musical, Romance
A love-struck teacher pursues a radio singer to Hollywood.
Votes: 1,610 | Gross: $0.96M
MGM, dir. Walsh; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/going-hollywood-1933-6.html
37. Love in Bloom (1935)
75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A young girl runs away from her carnival family to make it in New York City and becomes involved with a handsome young songwriter.
Paramount, dir. Nugent; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/love-in-bloom-1935.html
38. Here Comes Cookie (1935)
Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music
Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret, protection.
Paramount, dir. McLeod; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/here-comes-cookie-1935-6.html
39. Fashions of 1934 (1934)
78 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »
First National (WB), dir. Dieterle; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/fashions-of-1934-1934-6.html
40. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.
MGM, dir. Howard & Wood; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-cat-and-fiddle-1934-6.html
41. The Great Gabbo (1929)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance