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1. 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: 16

2. Lucky Boy (1928)

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: 67

3. The Five O'Clock Girl (1928)

Musical

"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: 15

4. The Sin Sister (1929)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A story of hardships in Alaska in which the true characters of five people are brought out when they are subjected to one problem or another. Some pass the tests and some don't.

Director: Charles Klein | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Lawrence Gray, Josephine Dunn, Myrtle Stedman

Votes: 10

5. Hearts in Dixie (1929)

Passed | 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: 12

6. Show Boat (1929)

TV-G | 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: 199

7. 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

8. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)

80 min | Musical

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: 6

9. 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: 21

10. Melody Lane (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Musical

A songwriter leaves his chorus girl sweetheart to join the US Army in WWI. In France he falls in love with French singer Madelon. He is crippled in action. Back in the States, his girl ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Eddie Leonard, Josephine Dunn, Huntley Gordon, George E. Stone

11. Smiling Irish Eyes (1929)

90 min | Drama, Musical

A pretty young violinist travels from Ireland to America to seek fame and fortune on Broadway. She finds a bit more than she bargained for.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, James Hall, Robert Homans, Claude Gillingwater

Votes: 15

12. Street Girl (1929)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A homeless and destitute violinist joins a combo to bring it success, but has problems with her love life.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Betty Compson, John Harron, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks

Votes: 299

13. The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Musical

Two Marines are sent to South Sea island where they fight over a local island girl.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Lili Damita, Leila Karnelly

Votes: 45 | Gross: $0.51M

15. Words and Music (1929)

81 min | Comedy, Musical

Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Lois Moran, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees, William Orlamond

Votes: 49

17. Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington

Votes: 126

18. Whispering Winds (1929)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Jim, a Maine Fisherman, marries Dora on the rebound after his sweetheart, Eve, leaves him to pursue a singing career. Years later, Eve proves to be genuinely in love with Jim, but acts indifferent for Dora's sake.

Director: James Flood | Stars: Patsy Ruth Miller, Malcolm McGregor, Eve Southern, Eugenie Besserer

20. Why Bring That Up? (1929)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in ... See full summary »

Director: George Abbott | Stars: Charles Mack, George Moran, Evelyn Brent, Harry Green

Votes: 9

22. The Girl from Woolworth's (1929)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Daisy, a clerk at Woolworth's, loves to sing. She meets Bill, a guard on the subway, at a party and they're both attracted to each other, but each tells the other that they have a different... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Alice White, Gladden James, Bert Moorhouse, Patricia Caron

25. Footlights and Fools (1929)

78 min | Drama, Musical

A musical comedy star named Fifi D'Auray is famed for her Gallic charm, though she is really one Betty Murphy. She won't marry her fiance, Jimmy, until he stops gambling and gets honest ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, Raymond Hackett, Fredric March, Virginia Lee Corbin

28. Little Johnny Jones (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Cohan comedy about a jockey.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward Buzzell, Alice Day, Edna Murphy, Robert Edeson

34. The Broadway Hoofer (1929)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

While taking a vacation in the country Broadway star Adele (Marie Saxon) inadvertently as a prank finds herself auditioning for a chorus job in the midwest Gay GIrlies Burlesque touring ... See full summary »

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

35. Devil-May-Care (1929)

TV-G | 97 min | Musical, Romance

A Bonapartist falls for a Royalist.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Marion Harris, John Miljan

Votes: 98

38. No, No, Nanette (1930)

98 min | Comedy, Musical

A bible publisher is falling in love with a chorus girl and finds himself backing a Broadway show.

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray, Lucien Littlefield, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 15

39. Love Comes Along (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

An American sailor comes to a seedy banana republic, and finds a fellow yank, a stranded girl, as a saloon singer. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding about her feelings toward the local dictator threaten their happiness.

Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love, Ned Sparks

Votes: 23

40. The Melody Man (1930)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A Viennese composer Von Kemper (John St.Polis), who after murdering both his unfaithful wife and royal lover, flees to America with his young daughter Elsa (Alice Day). Eighteen years later... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: William Collier Jr., Alice Day, John St. Polis, Johnnie Walker

42. Dangerous Paradise (1930)

Passed | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Heyst, a hermit on his own tropical island, plays unwilling host to red-headed stowaway Alma. Danger looms...

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, Warner Oland, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 49

43. Puttin' on the Ritz (1930)

88 min | Musical

A vaudeville and nightclub performer becomes successful and forgets who his friends really are.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, James Gleason, Aileen Pringle

Votes: 99

44. The Big Party (1930)

Passed | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Kitty Collins and Flo Jenkins, a couple of jazz-age cuties with bobbed-hair and rolled-stockings, go in search of good-times and whoopee-making. The party they find also includes some ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Sue Carol, Dixie Lee, Walter Catlett, Frank Albertson

Votes: 8

45. Song of the West (1930)

82 min | Musical, Western

As a wagon train treks west, two men, Lt. Singleton and a Stanton, a scout, are rivals for the attentions of the Colonels's daughter, Virginia. Stanton is held for murder after a fight with... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: John Boles, Vivienne Segal, Joe E. Brown, Marie Wells

Votes: 9

46. Her Golden Calf (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

This Fox comedy with music takes a Hollywood look at Bohemian life as it is lived by artists and models in NYC's Greenwich Village. A lot of it is set against the Village's annual "... See full summary »

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Sue Carol, El Brendel, Marjorie White

Votes: 11

47. High Society Blues (1930)

102 min | Musical, Romance

When the high class Divine family meet the newly rich Grangers from Iowa as neighbors in New York and Eleanor Divine is attracted to Eddie Granger instead of the aristocratic pairing her ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, William Collier Sr., Hedda Hopper

Votes: 11

48. Captain of the Guard (1930)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Musical, Romance