Tap! Filmography - Ann Miller

by bderoes-12985 | created - 04 Dec 2017 | updated - 08 Dec 2017 | Public

from Appendix B of Tap! The greatest tap dance stars and their stories, 1900-1955 by Rusty Frank, published 1990

"From the 1920s-1950s, there were very few musical films made that did not have tap dancing in some form. This appendix concentrates on "featured" tap dancers - solo, and groups."

Extracted from the larger list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027794353/

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Ann Miller (1923–2004)

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1. The Life of the Party (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Dr. Molnac and his musical troupe; Beggs, the manager; Mitzi Martos, a singer; Mitzi's agent Pauline; society scion Barry Saunders and his "keeper" Oliver Goodwin, are en route to Santa ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Joe Penner, Gene Raymond, Harry Parke, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 123

RKO/ Ann Miller

2. New Faces of 1937 (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A crooked producer tries to link his backers by producing a flop and disapearing with the money. Patricia, one of the chorus girls has given her money, too and after the disapearing of the ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joe Penner, Milton Berle, Harry Parke, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 144

RKO/ Ann Miller; Lorraine Krueger

3. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 7,059

RKO/ Ann Miller, Ginger Rogers

4. Radio City Revels (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A songwriter uses the songs one of his pupils writes while sleeping for his own contract.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Bob Burns, Jack Oakie, Kenny Baker, Ann Miller

Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.51M

RKO/ Ann Miller

5. Tarnished Angel (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The ex-fiancée of a young rich man becomes the companion of a jewel thief, forming a vaudeville act with face "cure", but after she discovers, that she can really cure people, she decides ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Sally Eilers, Lee Bowman, Ann Miller, Alma Kruger

Votes: 89

RKO/ Ann Miller

6. Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Hugh Herbert, Mary Boland

Votes: 27

Republic/ Ann Miller

7. Melody Ranch (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance, Western

His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller, Barton MacLane

Votes: 176

Republic/ Ann Miller

8. Too Many Girls (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her ... See full summary »

Director: George Abbott | Stars: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 663

RKO/ Hal LeRoy, Ann Miller

9. Go West, Young Lady (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Western

Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked bandid 'Pecos Pete'.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Glenn Ford, Ann Miller, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 263

Columbia/ Ann Miller

10. Time Out for Rhythm (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

Kitty Brown, the maid of Frances Lewis, a nightclub star, gets a Hollywood contract after Frances' fiance forbids her to appear in the club.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Ann Miller, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 174

Columbia/ Ann Miller

11. Priorities on Parade (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Musical

Troupers (Ann Miller, Johnnie Johnston, Jerry Colonna) put on a swing show in a World War II aircraft plant.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ann Miller, Johnny Johnston, Jerry Colonna, Betty Jane Rhodes

Votes: 17

Paramount/ Ann Miller

12. True to the Army (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music

While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Judy Canova, Allan Jones, Ann Miller, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 22

Paramount/ Ann Miller

13. 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 »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 255

Columbia/ Ann Miller

14. What's Buzzin', Cousin? (1943)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Freddy Martin and his band go on a trailer vacation, taking along Rochester as a handy man. They run out of gas in a ghost town and have to spend the night in the deserted Palace Hotel. The... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, John Hubbard, Freddy Martin

Votes: 19

Columbia/ Ann Miller

15. Carolina Blues (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical

Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ann Miller, Victor Moore, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 126

Columbia/ Marie Bryant, Four Step Brothers, Ann Miller, Harold Nicholas

16. Hey, Rookie (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Musical

Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, Joe Besser, Larry Parks, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 20

Columbia/ Judy Clark, Condos Brothers, Roland Dupree, Joyce Horne, Ann Miller

17. Jam Session (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music

Terry Baxter is a never-say-die Hollywood newcomer from Waterfall Kansas, determined to make it big. And does she have talent. Filled, of course, with lots of musical numbers that showcase her many talents.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, Jess Barker, Charles D. Brown, Eddie Kane

Votes: 132

Columbia/ Ann Miller

18. Eadie Was a Lady (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Ann Miller, Joe Besser, William Wright, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 19

Columbia/ Ann Miller

19. Eve Knew Her Apples (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music

Radio singing star, Eve Porter, wants a vacation during her show's summer hiatus, but her manager and press have booked her for additional work. She refuses and goes to Las Vegas. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Robert B. Williams, Ray Walker

Votes: 150

Columbia/ Ann Miller

20. The Thrill of Brazil (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Musical

Steve, revue producer in Rio de Janeiro, is still in love with his ex-wife Vicki, his star Linda is in love with Steve and Tito is in love with Linda. Because of this they all get small ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Keenan Wynn, Ann Miller, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 125

Columbia/ Ann Miller

21. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 7,785 | Gross: $9.03M

MGM/ Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann Miller

22. The Kissing Bandit (1948)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

Ricardo, the milquetoast son of a Mexican bandit, would rather lead a quiet life in Boston. But the family would rather that he follow in his father's footsteps and become "The Kissing Bandit".

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 438

MGM/ Ann Miller

23. On the Town (1949)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

71 Metascore

Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Votes: 14,697

MGM/ Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Frank Sinatra

24. Texas Carnival (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A showmen team is mistaken for a cattle baron and his sister.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Ann Miller

Votes: 389

MGM/ Ann Miller

25. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | 106 min | Musical, Romance

Nancy Peterson and her friends want to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Tony Martin, Janet Leigh, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 386

RKO/ Janet Leigh, Tony Martin (Bobby Scheerer was Tony's dance-in), Ann Miller

26. Lovely to Look At (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three Broadway producers struggling to get backing for their show hope one's sudden inheritance of a half interest in a Parisian fashion house is the answer. They travel to Paris only to learn the salon is in debt and requires their help.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Marge Champion

Votes: 555

MGM/ Ann Miller

27. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 5,149

MGM/ Jeanne Coyne, Bob Fosse, Carol Haney, Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van

28. Small Town Girl (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Musical, Romance

Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one ... See full summary »

Director: László Kardos | Stars: Jane Powell, Farley Granger, Ann Miller, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 539

MGM/ Ann Miller

29. Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon

Votes: 668

MGM/ Fred and Gene Kelly, Ann Miller

30. Hit the Deck (1955)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 635

MGM/ Ann Miller



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