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1. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,935 | Gross: $7.63M

2. The Singing Fool (1927)

105 min | Drama, Musical

A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn, Arthur Housman

Votes: 204 | Gross: $10.90M

3. Show Folks (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Eddie Kehoe is a young vaudeville hoofer who thinks his inability to hit the big time is the fault of stage managers, agents, musicians...everybody but himself. Eddie likes to tell others ... See full summary »

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Lina Basquette, Carole Lombard, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 20

4. My Man (1928)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A mailman, lives a normal everyday life, until one day, something unexpected happens, and everything he knew changes.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Fanny Brice, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Edna Murphy, Andrés de Segurola

Votes: 10

5. Lucky Boy (1929)

77 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A young Jewish man works in his father's jewelry business, but he doesn't like it at all--he wants to be an entertainer, something he knows that his father would never approve of. He comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Taurog, Charles C. Wilson | Stars: George Jessel, Gwen Lee, Richard Tucker, Gayne Whitman

Votes: 71

6. The Five O'Clock Girl (1928)


"The Five O'Clock Girl" was a successful Broadway play starring Mary Eaton and Oscar Shaw. Marion Davies' Cosmopolitan Productions bought the rights for the play and filmed it as a feature ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Charles King, George K. Arthur, William Austin

Votes: 42

7. 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.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 6,376 | Gross: $6.12M

8. Syncopation (1929)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

This is RKO's first sound musical. It centers on a pair of vaudevillians who are quite close on and off the stage until a dashing millionaire comes around and begins wooing the female partner.

Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Morton Downey, Barbara Bennett, Ian Hunter

Votes: 52

9. Hearts in Dixie (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical

Nappus, an elderly farmer, resents the fact that his daughter Chloe is married to a lazy layabout named Gummy, who allows Chloe to do all the house and farm work he himself should be doing.... See full summary »

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Stepin Fetchit, Clarence Muse, Eugene Jackson, Dorothy Morrison

Votes: 13

10. Show Boat (1929)

Passed | 147 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A mostly silent version of Edna Ferber's original novel, with some songs from the musical as a last-minute addition

Directors: Harry A. Pollard, Arch Heath | Stars: Laura La Plante, Joseph Schildkraut, Emily Fitzroy, Otis Harlan

Votes: 244

11. Queen of the Night Clubs (1929)

60 min | Drama, Musical

Irked by the success of a brassy nightclub owner. her rivals set out to drive her out of business, and frame her for a murder in the bargain.

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: Texas Guinan, John Davidson, Lila Lee, Arthur Housman

12. The Desert Song (1929)

123 min | Musical

The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 76

14. Mother's Boy (1929)

82 min | Drama, Musical

Young Irish lad Tommy O'Day lives in a poor section of New York's Lower East Side, and is blessed with a beautiful singing voice. After an argument with his father, who accuses him of ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Barker | Stars: Morton Downey, Beryl Mercer, John T. Doyle, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 6

15. The Rainbow Man (1929)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Eddie Dowling, Marian Nixon, Frankie Darro, Sam Hardy

Votes: 5

16. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

69 Metascore

During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,933

17. Innocents of Paris (1929)

78 min | Musical, Romance

Maurice, a humble Parisian junk dealer who sells some of his wares at the Flea market, saves a boy from drowning. The boy's aunt Louise is grateful and wins Maurice's affections, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Beecher, Russell Simpson, George Fawcett

Votes: 25

18. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Lila Beaumont is an understudy in a Broadway musical. Her boyfriend, George Shelby, arrives in New York hoping to take Lila back home with him to marry. George buys a majority interest in ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: John Breeden, Lola Lane, DeWitt Jennings, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 8

19. Border Romance (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Music, Romance