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Gene Kelly dancing with cartoon Jerry the Mouse in "Anchors Aweigh" [1945]

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dancing (in color)

still photo from Busby Berkeley sequence from "Footlight Parade" [1933]

            Selected Movie Musicals from 1941 on
1950 • 1960 • 1970 • 1980 • 1990 • 2000 • 2010

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            Ruby Keeler and James Cagney dancing

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in color

Fred Astaire dancing in top hat, tails & spats

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"The Great American Broadcast" musical feature film [Fox May 1941]
Directed by Archie Mayo; starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero,
The Ink Spots & The Nicholas Brothers; full credits from IMDb

"Sun Valley Serenade" [Fox Aug 1941]
1941 musical feature Sun Valley Serenade  This film is shown free three days a week at the Opera House in Sun Valley Village, Idaho. When Phil Corey's band arrives at a ski resort they discover that the refugee sponsored by the pianist is a very pretty adult girl; the main singer is miffed by the attraction between her boyfriend and the girl, so she quits; the girl saves the day by organizing an ice-skating exhibition. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck & Milton Sperling; directed by H. Bruce Humberstone; starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, Joan Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, William B. Davidson; featuring The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, Billy May, The Modernaires, Six Hits & A Miss, dancers Fayard & Harold Nicholas, and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
not available on Region 1 DVD • Fox b&w VHS [4/93] for $44.50 {sic}
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Lady Be Good" [1941] /tt0033803/
remake based on Gershwin's hit 1924 Broadway musical; won Oscar for Best Original Song

"Babes On Broadway" [1941] /tt0034485/ directed by Busby Berkeley,
starring Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

"Pot O' Gold" [1941] starring James Stewart & Paulette Goddard

"Yankee Doodle Dandy" [1942] with James Cagney

"Rhythm Parade" [1942] /tt0036309/ starring Gale Storm & The Mills Brothers

"Private Buckaroo" [1942] starring The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran & Shemp Howard

"Youth On Parade" [1942] /tt0035587/

"Thank Your Lucky Stars" [1943] /tt0036422/
starring Eddie Cantor, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Edward Everett Horton, S.Z. Sakall & the Spike Jones band; with cameos by Humphrey Bogart, Jack Carson, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Alan Hale, Ida Lupino, Hattie McDaniel, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith & George Tobias

"Spotlight Scandals" aka "Spotlight Revue"
[Monogram Pictures July 1943]
Spotlight Scandals aka Spotlight Revue 1943 musical film  A con man and a singing barber become friends and decide to create a vaudeville act together; the film charts their gradual success alongside the great comedy & musical acts of 1943. Then the duo must choose between staying together or allowing one partner to have a shot at being a famous radio singer. Co-written & directed by William Beaudine; starring Frank Fay, Billy Gilbert, Bonnie Baker, 'Butch & Buddy', The Radio Rogues, Harry Langdon, Iris Adrian, Herb Miller's Orchestra & Henry King's Orchestra
Reel Enterprises b&w DVD [10/2007] for $8.85
full credits at IMDb

"Cabin In The Sky" [1943]

"Stormy Weather" [1943]

"Girl Crazy" [1943] /tt0035942/ co-directed by Busby Berkeley,
starring Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

"This Is The Army" [1943] /tt0036430/ directed by Michael Curtiz,
starring George Murphy & Ronald Reagan

"Stage Door Canteen" [1943]

"Meet Me In St. Louis" [1944]

"Trocadero" [1944] /tt0037399/

"Rhapsody In Blue" [1945]

"State Fair" musical [1945] /tt0038116/

"The Stork Club" [1945] /tt0038119/ starring Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald & Don DeFore

"The Harvey Girls" musical feature film [M.G.M. Jan 1946]
stil from "The Harvey Girls" 1946 movie, with Judy Garland packing two sixguns  
The Harvey Girls 1942 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams  
Filmed in Technicolor; a young girl traveling West on the train as a mail-order bride meets a bunch of Harvey House waitresses going to the same town. Directed by George Sidney; starring Judy Garland {age 23}, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Selena Royle & Cyd Charisse; won Oscar for Best Original Song
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [4/2001] for $6.49
M.G.M./Warner color VHS [4/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Harvey Girls" [1942 novel] by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Dell Mapback mass pb [1942] out of print/rare
Random House hardcover [1942] out of print/rare

more info on the Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

"Swing Parade" [Monogram March 1946]
Swing Parade of 1946 movie starring The Three Stooges   Three waiters help a singer break into show business and to romance the nightclub owner
Starring The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry & Curly), Gale Storm & Phil Regan
Legend Films colorized DVD [3/2007] for $7.49
Allied Artists Ent. b&w VHS [4/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Doll Face" [1946] /tt0037650/ starring Viviane Blaine

"Till The Clouds Roll By" [1946] starring Robert Walker

"Ziegfeld Follies" [1946]

"The Fabulous Dorseys" [1947]

"Hi-De-Ho" [1947]

"Easter Parade" [MGM 1948]
Starring Fred Astaire & Judy Garland; coming to Blu-ray for the first time on 19 February 2013

"The Pirate"  [M.G.M. May 1948]
The Pirate video  An unhappily-engaged girl dreams of the pirate Macoco; a traveling singer falls for her and poses as the pirate. Directed by Vincente Minnelli; starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco & The Nicholas Brothers
Warner Home Video color DVD [7/2007] for $13.99
Warner color VHS [5/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Pirate: A Musical Treasure Chest" [New Wave/Warner July 2007 video release]
A look at the making of "The Pirate", from its beginnings as a stageplay for Lunt & Fontaine, and what it took to push
against the artistic limits of the movie musical.
Written & directed by Peter Fitzgerald; narrated by Maurice LaMarche
available on DVD above; full credits from IMDb

"In The Good Old Summertime"  [M.G.M. July 1949]
In The Good Old Summertime musical feature starring Judy Garland & Van Johnson  A musical version of Lubitch's "The Shop Around The Corner" [1940]: Two young people who can't stand each other at their job are unknowingly romantic pen-pals. Co-directed & co-written by {uncredited} & co‑starring Buster Keaton; co-directed by Robert Z. Leonard; starring Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall & Spring Byington
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2004] for $14.99
Warner Home Video color VHS [5/90] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb

"The Barkleys of Broadway"  [1949]
Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant & Billie Burke

"On The Town" [MGM 1949]

"The Inspector General" [1949] with Danny Kaye

"Three Little Words" [1950] /tt0043044/

"Annie Get Your Gun" [1950]

"Royal Wedding" [1951] /tt0043983/ starring Fred Astaire & Jane Powell

"An American In Paris" [MGM 1951]

"Happy Go Lovely" [1951] /tt0043618/ starring David Niven, Vera-Ellen & Cesar Romero

"Show Boat" [1951]

"Mr. Imperium" [1951] /tt0043822/ starring Lana Turner & Ezio Pinza

"Jack and The Beanstalk" musical feature [Warner Bros. April 1952]
Jack and The Beanstalk color musical starring Abbott & Costello  A semi-musical (5 songs), family fun in sepia tones and Super CineColor. Desparate for work, Lou agrees to babysit Bud's 'problem child' progidy son; when Lou stumbles over some big words in the fairy tale book that he is reading to the kid, the kid takes over and reads to Lou. Babysitter Lou, of course, falls asleep and dreams that he is Jack, and the other actors all play dual roles also. Co-produced by & starring Lou Costello; directed by Jean Yarbrough; co-produced & co-written by Pat Costello; co-written by Nathaniel Curtis; also starring Bud Abbott, Buddy Baer, Shaye Cogan, James Alexander, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, David Stollery & William Farnum
Digiview Prodns 81-minute color DVD [4/2004] for $14.49
Goodtimes/T.G.G. Direct 70-minute color DVD [2003] for $3.83 {sic}
Madacy Ent. 70-minute VHS [8/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Moulin Rouge" [1952]
Directed by John Huston, starring Josι Ferrer • full credits from IMDb
MGM/UA color VHS [12/89] for $17.99

"I Dream of Jeanie" [1952] Stephen Foster biopic /tt0044735/

"Stars and Stripes Forever" [1952] John Philip Sousa biopic /tt0045187/

"Singin' In The Rain" [1952]
listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005)
critical text by Peter Wollen ISBN-13: 9780851703510

"The Nativity: A Musical Retelling of The First Christmas" [Studio One Dec 1952]
/tt0712522/ starring Miriam Wolfe & Thomas Chalmers

"Lili" [M.G.M. March 1953]
Lili musical movie poster starring Leslie Caron & Mel Ferrer  A French circus troupe adopts a poor girl; she is lonely and confides in some puppets. When she begins singing to the puppets, a crowd gathers and the circus has a new star act. Directed & choreographed by Charles Walters; script by Helen Deutsch, based on the story "Love of Seven Dolls" by Paul Gallico; original music by Bronislau Kaper; starring Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor & Kurt Kasznar; won Oscar for Best Music Score, Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Color Cinematography, Best Set Decoration; won BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, won WGA Award for Best Musical Script • full credits at IMDb
Warner Archive color DVD [10/2012] for $19.99
M.G.M./Warner color VHS [12/94] out of prodn/used
Film Score Monthly soundtrack CD [3/2006] out of prodn/used
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $3.99
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $16.36

Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" [M.G.M. Nov 1953]
Filmed in 3-D; starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson & Ann Miller; full credits from IMDb

"The Band Wagon" [MGM 1953]

"Red Garters" musical Western spoof [Paramount Feb 1954]
Red Garters 1954 musical Western spoof starring Rosemary Clooney  A musical filmed in 3-D & Technicolor; a man looking for his brother's killer is surprised to find everyone celebrating the brother's death and an end to gunplay in general. He eventually discovers the murderer and each man swears to shoot down the other in a gunfight; however, their girlfriends team up to put an end to the bloodshed. Directed by George Marshall; choreography by Nick Castle; starring Rosemary Clooney, Guy Mitchell, Jack Carson, Pat Crowley, Gene Barry, Cass Daley, Frank Faylen, Reginald Owen, Joanne Gilbert & Buddy Ebsen
Paramount color DVD [9/2005] out of prodn/used
Paramount color VHS [1998] for $12.98
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Carmen Jones" [1954]

"White Christmas" [1954]

"New Faces of 1952" [1954] /tt0044963/ starring Eartha Kitt & Mel Brooks

"Guys and Dolls" [1955] /tt0048140/
starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons & Frank Sinatra

"Guys and Dolls" remake [2017?]  
Announced 5/2016: 20th Century Fox snagged the rights to the musical movie "Guys and Dolls" back in 2013 and rumors flew that Channing Tatum and Joseph
Gordon-Levitt were atop the casting wish list, but nothing seemed to come of it; now the remake has signed director Michael Grandage • latest info at IMDb

Cole Porter's "High Society" [1955] /tt0049314/
starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly & Frank Sinatra, with Louis Armstrong

"Oklahoma !" [1955]

"Kismet" [1955] /tt0048260/ Directed by Vincente Minnelli

"Carousel" [1956]

"The King and I" [1956]

"Anything Goes" [1956] /tt0048954/
Based on a play by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton; music by Cole Porter;
starring Bing Crosby & Donald O'Connor

"The Pajama Game" [Warner Bros./First National Aug 1957]
Pajama Game musical feature film starring Doris Day  Demands by workers in a pajama factory for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are simply ignored by management; in the midst of this ordeal, romance begins to blossom between the head of the grievance committee and the handsome new factory superintendent. Directed by George Abbott & Stanley Donen; screenplay by George Abbott & Richard Bissell, based on the 'record-smashing hit Broadway play', which is based on the novel "7½ Cents"; starring Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr., Reta Shaw, Barbara Nichols, Thelma Pelish, Jack Straw, Ralph Dunn, Owen Martin, Jackie Kelk & Ralph W. Chambers
Westlake/Osiris color DVD [2/2010] for $9.98
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2005] for $13.99
Warner Home Video color VHS [4/92] for $2.10 {sic}
Warner Home Video color VHS [7/2001] for $4.44
Collectables soundtrack CD [7/2001] 12 tracks for $14.65
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
The Pajama Game Broadway musical 1954 cast recording  "The Pajama Game" Broadway musical [1954]
Sony Records Broadway cast recording CD [5/2000] 22 tracks - out of prodn/many used
1954 Broadway musical based on the novel "7½ Cents"; hit original run May 1954 to Nov 1956 {1063 performances}; revival Dec 1973 to Feb 1974, revival Feb-June 2006; book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell; music & lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross; directed by George Abbott & Jerome Robbins; cast includes Eddie Foy Jr., Janis Paige, John Raitt, Marion Colby, Ralph Dunn, Carol Haney, Thelma Pelish, Stanley Prager, Reta Shaw & Rae Allen
7½ Cents / Seven-half Cents novel by Richard Bissell  
"7½ Cents" [1953] by Richard Bissell
Kindle Edition from Harold Matson Co. [6/2011] for $4.99
Little, Brown 8x6 hardcover [1953] out of print/used
Little, Brown BCE 7¾x5¼ hardcover [1953] out of print/used

Cole Porter's "Silk Stockings" [1957]
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian, starring Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse; full credits from IMDb

Cole Porter's "Les Girls" [1957] /tt0050631/ directed by George Cukor,
starring Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall & Taina Elg


"Gigi" [MGM 1958]
full credits from IMDb

"South Pacific"  [Fox March 1958]
Directed by Joshua Logan; screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical, based on
"Tales of The South Pacific" by James A. Michener; starring Rossano Brazzi {singing voice by Giorgio Tozzi}, Mitzi Gaynor,
John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Tom Laughlin & Francis Kahele;
full credits at IMDb

"Never Steal Anything Small" [Universal Feb 1959]
Never Steal Anything Small musical feature film  Musical feature film in CinemaScope & Eastman Color; ambitious Jake is after the presidency of longshoreman union Local 26. When he meets the wife of an upright young attorney,Jake breaks up their marriage, pursues the girl, and pins a grand larceny rap on her husband — all set to music! Adapted & directed by Charles Lederer; based on the play "The Devil's Hornpipe" by Maxwell Anderson & Rouben Mamoulian; starring James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Cara Williams, Nehemiah Persoff, Royal Dano, Horace McMahon, Anthony Caruso, Virginia Vincent & Jack Albertson
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Universal Studios color VHS [1998] for $39.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" TV special [NBC-TV April 1960]
Bell Telephone Hour adaptation of the 1885 comic opera co-directed by Savoyard actor Martyn Green; featuring
Groucho Marx {as Ko-Ko}, Stanley Holloway {as Pooh-Bah} & Helen Traubel {as Katisha} • credits at IMDb

"Flower Drum Song"  [1961] B000H1RFPA

"Snow White and The Three Stooges" [Fox May 1961]
Snow White and The Three Stooges feature film starring The Three Stooges  An ice-skating princess escapes assassination by her jealous stepmother, the queen. The princess seeks refuge at the home of the seven dwarfs, where The Three Stooges are house-sitting. Their amnesiac ward is in reality Prince Charming; he and the princess fall in love. The evil queen disguises herself as a witch and gets the princess to bite the poisoned apple; the prince recovers his memory and leads a revolt and rescues the princess in the nick of time. The evil queen rides her broom into a mountain peak and is killed, and the prince & princess marry and live happily ever after. Filmed in color & widescreen; directed by Walter Lang; starring Larry Fine & Moe Howard & Curly-Joe DeRita, Olympic figure skating champion Carol Heiss, Edson Stroll, Patricia Medina & Guy Rolfe; W.G.A. nomination for Best Musical Screenplay
Fox widescreen color DVD [4/2005] for $6.99
Fox color VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

   "West Side Story" [United Artists 1961]
Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn & Rita Moreno; won 10 Oscars including
Best Picture; at end of 2011, holds #66 box office ranking, at 55,970,300 tickets
full credits from IMDb • theme music [4min : 26sec]

"Meredith Willson's The Music Man" [1962]
/tt0056262/ dvd=B00000F14B bluray=/B001B51B9M/

"State Fair" musical [1962] /tt0056526/

"Gypsy" [1962]

   "My Fair Lady" [Warner Bros. 1964]
full credits from IMDb

"Mary Poppins" musical feature [Walt Disney Aug 1964] /tt0058331/
at end of 2011, holds #25 box office ranking, at 78,181,800 tickets

"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" [1964]

   "The Sound of Music" [20th Century Fox 1965]
full credits from IMDb

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" [1966]
Directed by Richard Lester; starring Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford
& Jack Gilford; full credits at IMDb

"Camelot" [1967]

"The Young Girls of Rochefort" [France 1967]

"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" [1967]
/tt0061791/ starring Robert Morse, Michele Lee & Rudy Vallee

"The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" [Disney March 1968] /tt0063389/
starring Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson, Walter Brennan

"Yellow Submarine" [Apple Corps / United Artists 1968]
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • official movie site

"Yellow Submarine" animated remake in 3-D [in turnaround 3/2011]
To be directed by Robert Zemeckis • latest info at IMDb

"Funny Girl" [Columbia Pictures Sept 1968] /tt0062994/

sequel "Funny Lady" [1975] /tt0073026/

   "Oliver!" [Columbia Pictures 1968]
full credits from IMDb

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" [United Artists Dec 1968] /tt0062803/ starring Dick Van Dyke

"Hello, Dolly" [Fox 1969]

"Paint Your Wagon" [1969]
starring Lee Marvin, Jean Seaberg & Clint Eastwood

"Sweet Charity" [1969]

"Fiddler On The Roof" [1971]
won 3 Oscars; full credits at IMDb

Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" [1971] /tt0066732/

"The Boyfriend" [1971] /tt0066858/ with Twiggy & Tommy Tune

"Cabaret" [1972]

"1 7 7 6" feature film [Columbia Nov 1972]
1776 video  A musical version of the meetings in Philadelphia prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Peter H. Hunt; starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard {as Thomas Jefferson} & Blythe Danner
Col/TriStar color DVD [7/2002] for $22.46
Col/TriStar color VHS [4/91] for $17.99
Col/TriStar color VHS [8/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Brian De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise" [1974] /tt0071994/

Stanley Donen's "The Little Prince" [1974] /tt0071762/

"Mame" [1974]

"Tommy" [1975]

Peter Bogdanovich's "At Long Last Love" [March 1975] /tt0072665/

"Nashville" [Paramount June 1975]
Nashville movie poster  Essentially a musical, with various storylines converging at a performance at the Parthenon in Nashville. Co-produced & directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; script by Joan Tewkesbury; ensemble cast including Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles & Keenan Wynn; won Oscar for Best Original Song, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Supporting Actress (RB & LT); DGA & WGA Award noms; listed on National Film Registry (1992)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2000] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [1/98] 2 tapes - out of prodn/many used
M.C.A. soundtrack CD [5/2000] for $10.99
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" blue poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Bugsy  Malone"  [RSO/Paramount 1976]
Bugsy Malone movie   A parody of gangster films: subteen kids dressed up in pinstripe suits and flapper dresses, shooting 'splurge' guns, driving pedal cars, and dancing – this is a musical! Written & directed by Alan Parker; starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi & Martin Lev
Panorama color DVD [10/2005] for $21.49
Paramount color VHS [2/96] for $13.99
Musicrama soundtrack CD [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"New York, New York" [1977] /tt0076451/ directed by Martin Scorsese

"Saturday Night Fever" [1977]

"Grease" [1978]

"The Wiz" [1978]

"All That Jazz" [1979]

"Hair" [1979]

"No Maps On My Taps" [1979] /tt0079633/ [1:50] Milestone 2017 [2:03]

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