The  Musicals Collection A-L

Musicals M-Z

April Love
    Starring: Pat Boone & Shirley Jones


A potential juvenile delinquent is sent to work on a Kentucky farm. There he meets the apple-cheeked girl next door and decides that mending his ways might be an option. Before long, he is devoting himself to the task of training a horse to become a winning trotter. Nominated for an Academy Award, the film's title song proved to be one of Pat Boone's most durable hits. A musical remake of 1944's “Home in Indiana”.


At Long Last Love
    Starring: Burt Reynolds & Cybil Shepherd

This film was Peter Bogdanovich's honor to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woman named Brooke Carter and an Italian gambler named Johnny Spanish meet and fall in love. All four people meet each other and become friends (actually, Kitty and Brooke had been friends since high school), and soon, Brooke's crude, fun-loving maid Elizabeth falls in love with Michael's valet Rodney James. Later on, Michael and Brooke fall in love, and Kitty and Johnny decide to follow them around. In order to make Brooke and Michael jealous, they try to look like they are falling in love as well. Eventually, Michael and Johnny get into a fight but then immediately make up. Soon, Brooke and Kitty make up. The two couples pair off successfully and they live happily ever after.

Banjo On My Knee
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Buddy Ebsen                     & Walter Brennan

Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.

The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend
    Starring: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero & Rudy Vallee

Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.

Bernadine
    Starring:
Janet Gaynor, Pat Boone, Terry Moore
                    & Dean Jagger

High school students enter a fictional woman's name (bernardine mudd) in a contest. The contestant wins and hilarity ensues.

The Best Things in Life Are Free
    Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Gordon MacCrae
                    & Dan Dailey

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.

Broadway Melody of 1938
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Elanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen
                    & Judy Garland

Steve Raleigh wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.

Carnival in Costa Rica
    Starring: Cesar Romero, Vera Ellan, Celeste Holm
                        & Dick Haymes

Pepe Castro and Luisa Molina return to Costa Rica from U.S. schools to find that their parents have arranged their marriage. Pepe has brought his new sweetheart Celeste with him from the USA, but can't get a word in edgewise with his father. Then Luisa meets American coffee buyer Jeff Stephens at the fiesta. Meanwhile, the obtuse parents continue to plan the wrong marriage.

Call Me Mister
    Starring: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey & Danny Thomas

G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.

Celebration at Big Sur
    Starring: Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Joni Mitchell,
                    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,
                        The Edwin Hawkins Singers,
                            & Mimi Farina

This documentary chronicles the 1969 Big Sur Festival and features the folk-rock tunes of many of the era's most influential musicians. A classic concert film!!

Come Blow Your Horn
    Starring: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bill, Lee J Cobb,
                    Jill St John, Molly Picon & Barbara Rush


Alan, a cad of a bachelor from a middle-class family, lives the high life in a luxurious penthouse in Manhattan, with plenty of pretty girls at his disposal. His gaudy and extravagant lifestyle is a constant worry to his Old World Jewish parents. However, Alan has a close relationship with his younger brother Buddy, who comes to live with him. Soon Buddy learns exactly how Alan is able to maintain his expensive apartment and clothes habit.


Dancing Co-Ed
    Starring: Lana Turner, Richard Carlson,
                    Artie Shaw & Anne Rutherford

Right before the dancing Tobius' ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobius that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a countrywide competition among all college girls. However the contest is bogus: young dancer Patty Marlow is sent to a little college in the Midwest. Only Pug, a college reporter, suspects something.

Dancing in the Dark
    Starring: William Powell, Adolphe Menjou
                        & Betsy Drake

Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.

Delicious
    Starring: Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell

A varied group of immigrants head for the USA aboard S.S. Mauronia, including Russians Sascha, Mischa, Toscha, and Olga. Sascha has fallen for Scots lassie Heather; Olga is courted by Chris Jansen, valet of first class passenger Larry Beaumont. Heather catches Larry's eye, to the discomfiture of Larry's other flame Diana. On arrival, Heather has immigration trouble, and a variety of complications ensue.


Do You Love Me?
    Starring: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Harry James
                     
& Maureen O'hara

Katharine Hilliard, mousy dean of a stuffy music school, meets and is insulted by swing band leader Barry Clayton on a train. To "show" him she takes a friend's advice, removes her glasses, and puts on a designer gown. Naturally, she becomes gorgeous. Soon, both Barry and crooner Jimmy Hale are after her, and she finds herself in the midst of triangles and misunderstandings.

Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (Unaired TV Pilot)
   Starring: Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones,
                        Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

After the Monkees, Mickey Dolenz & Davy Jones got together with Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart to record 2 albums and a TV Variety show…the albums flopped & the variety show never got picked up  & here it is, the entire pilot that never aired.

The Dolly Sisters
    Starring: Betty Grable, June Haver & John Payne

In 1904, Uncle Latsie comes to New York from Hungary with two little nieces, who immediately take to cafe dancing. In 1912 they're still at it, but to pay Uncle's card debts they decide to go into vaudeville. Singer Harry Fox, whom they meet en route, schemes to get them an audition with the great Hammerstein; but their resulting success takes them far out of Harry's league. Lots of songs with a little story.

Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce
    Starring: Michael Nesmith

The follow up to Nesmith’s grammy winning video, Elephant Parts, is a funny and down right hilarious trip through the mind & genius that is Michael Nesmith ! 90 min of skits and music videos. Along with Mike is Jimmy Buffet, Jim Stafford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jay Leno, Jerry Sienfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Begley Jr, Martin Mull, Gary Shandling, Rosanne Cash, & Dick Cavett.

The Duchess of Idaho
    Starring: Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Mel Torme’
                     
& Lena Horne

Ellen Hallit is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it. To help her, her roommate Chris decides to step in, and devises a plan. Chris follows Morrison on his trip to Sun Valley, Idaho and plays the over-attentive female, hoping that he will send for Ellen (who often played his "fiancée" when he had a female he couldn't discourage otherwise.) Complications arise when Chris catches the eye of Band-Leader Dick Layne, and finds herself caught in a triangle between the two men.

Finders Keepers
    Starring: Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Robert Morely
                        & Vivienne Ventura

A colorful, musical fiesta of a movie! Arriving at a Spanish hotel in which they are booked to play, Cliff and The Shadows find it deserted. The local population have fled after the accidental loss of a powerful bomb by the American Air Force. US troops, foreign spies, unscrupulous locals and the boys joined by a vivacious native charmer are all in pursuit of the missing bomb!

Fireman, Save My Child
    Starring: Spike Jones, Buddy Hackett & Hugh O'Brien

Hilariously funny as chaos reigns in San Francisco when a fire station manned by nincompoops receives their first gasoline-driven fire engine

* Please note that the quality of this feature falls into the  “Fair- Good” range and is listed at the lower price of $17.95

Footlight Serenade
    Starring: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature,
            Jane Wyman, James Gleason & Phil Silvers

Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.

Four Jills in a Jeep
    Starring: Betty Grable, Kay Francis, Carole Landis,
                    Martha Raye, Alice Faye, Mitzi Mayfair
                       & Carmen Miranda

The "Jills" are Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Mitzi Mayfair and Martha Raye, four members of a USO show unit touring Europe and North Africa. Rousing musical comedy, based on the girls' real wartime exploits, also features Phil Silvers, Dick Haymes, an d guest appearances by Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda and Jimmy Dorsey and His Band. Songs include "Crazy Me," "How Blue the Night," "Over There".

The Gang's All Here
    Starring: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, James Ellison
                    & Benny Goodman

Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancée

Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
    Starring: Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain, Alan Young
                    & Rudy Vallee

It's a spoof of the 50's musicals that were practically unspoofable in the first place. Enormously over-the- top it's nonetheless a great deal of fun; loud, brashy, colorful and vulgar. Travilla's costumes should give you a clue that it wasn't to be taken seriously. Monroe's principal costumer, he purposely spoofed himself with this picture. Relax and enjoy. Enjoy Paris in 1955 and delectable Jane and Jeanne.

Go West Young Lady
    Starring: Glenn Ford, Penny Singleton & Ann Miller

Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked bandit 'Pecos Pete'. Penny Singleton is adorably ditzy as the heroine, Glenn Ford honed his comic skills as "the tenderfoot" and sparkling Ann Miller as the tart-tongued saloon-singer steals the show. The Sammy Cahn score is a treat, and Annie's tip-tapping with Allen Jenkins singing "I Wish That I could Be a Singing Cowboy" is one of the many highlights of this unique lark of a film.

Gold Diggers of 1933
    Starring: Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell
                        & Ruby Keeler

A musical about the Depression? It's so crazy, it just might work. A poverty-flummoxed producer tries to mount an extravaganza with a handful of his favorite showgirls and an assist from a young composer with a fat bankroll and a secret.

The Great American Broadcast
    Starring: John Payne, Alice Faye, Cesar Romero
                      & Jack Benny

After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.

Greenwich Village
    Starring: Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine
                        & William Bendix


In 1922, novice composer Kenneth Harvey arrives in New York from Kansas, hoping to publish his concerto; he meets speakeasy owner Danny O'Mara, who hopes to put on a Broadway show. Ken's affairs take a turn for the better when he falls for singer Bonnie Watson. But while he labors on orchestration, O'Mara is surreptitiously adapting his tunes to the Greenwich Village Gaieties

Hello Frisco Hello
    Starring: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie
                    &
Ward Bond

Set in San Francisco's Barbary Coast this 1943 romantic musical features a love triangle in which Faye is a singer hired by boorish saloon owner Payne. She develops a crush on him but he's interested in a society girl

High Time
    Starring: Bing Crosby, Tuesday Weld & Fabian

Widower and millionaire businessman Howard Harvey decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.

The Hollywood Revue of 1929
    Starring: Conrad Negal, Jack Benny, Joan Crawford,
                    Laurel & Hardy, Norma Shearer & Many More

An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players. This feature has Singing, Dancing, Comedy, Drama & everything You could Want!!! Nominated for Best Picture in 1929.

I Could Go On Singing
    Starring: Dirk Bogarde & Judy Garland

Jenny Bowman  is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne  to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she never had. When David returns, Matt is torn between his loyalty to his father and his affection for Jenny.

I Dream Too Much
    Starring: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball & Lili Pons

Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and does the cooking and cleaning. To get his music published, Annette takes it to Paul and he is won over - by her voice and not the music. So he manages her career and she becomes a star as an opera singer everywhere she goes. Since Jonathan cannot sell anything he writes, he leaves Annette and that makes Annette sad as she wants only to be his wife.

I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
    Starring: June Haver, Mark Stevens & William Frawley

A biopic of the career of Joe Howard, famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. The songs send tingles to the spine- a yearning for the carefree life at the turn of the century. Mark Stevens and June Haver are outstanding as the leads. Reg Gardiner and Martha Stewart are also great in their supporting roles. The songs- I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, Hello My Baby, Honeymoon, etc. are true classics.

Ice Follies of 1939
    Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Joan Crawford & Lew Ayres

Mary and Larry are are a modestly successful skating team. Shortly after their marriage, Mary gets a picture contract, while Larry is sitting at home, out of work. To prove that he can accomplish things on his own, he leaves Hollywood and convinces a former partner to put on an ice revue in Canada. The show is a huge success, but it makes it impossible for him to be with his wife, but the studio boss has a wonderful idea. This film is in total black & white.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling
    Starring: Anthony Quinn, June Haver & Monty Wooley

This Technicolor musical biopic tells the story of Irish-American composer Ernest R. Ball. Climbing to fame with such sentimental songs as "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (hence the title), Ball romances a lovely showgirl who in turn catches the eye of a charming underworld Crimelord. With lavish sets & brilliant musical numbers, this is a true classic.

It Happened to Jane
    Starring: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs
                    & Steve Forrest

Jane Osgood is trying to support her two young children by running a lobster business. After one of her shipments is ruined by inattention at the railroad station, Jane decides to take on Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world". With the help of her lifelong friend - and lawyer - George Denham, Jane sues Malone for the price of her lobsters & her lost business. What she ends up with is a lot more that either of them bargained for.

It's Only Rock & Roll
    Starring: Davy Jones (of the Monkees) & Carole King

This Made for TV movie follows the story of a young band on the verge of superstardom. Should they follow the direction of a sleazy record company exec or follow their hearts and be true to the music?

Jazz Boat
    Starring: Anthony Newley & Anne Aubrey

Bert is an electrician who gives the wrong people a "song and dance" about his supposed expertise as a cat burglar and now he has to pay the piper. The gang of young thieves brings him into their plans for a big heist and there is no obvious way Bert can get out of it.

Jumbo
    Starring: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd,
                    
Martha Raye, Dean Jagger & Lynn Wood

Pop and Kitty Wonder are the owners of the Wonder Circus and because of Pop's addiction to gambling they are constantly in debt and the creditors are very close to foreclosing on them. Their main attraction is Jumbo, the elephant and it seems that their competitor, John Noble wants Jumbo and is luring away all of their acts leaving them with virtually nothing. Then all of a sudden a mysterious man named Sam Rawlins joins them as a wire walker and Kitty is taken with him, what they don't know is that he's Noble's son.

KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park
    Starring: KISS, Deborah Ryan & Anthony Zerbe

The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an amusement park. It just so happens that he plans to uses the KISS concert as a platform to unleash his plan on the world. KISS must use their special powers ( given to them via the 2 super successful Marvel Comics of the late 70’s ) to stop him.

The Life of the Party
    Starring: Ann Miller, Joe Penner, Gene Raymond
                    & Harriet Hilliard

In this musical comedy, an irresponsible young heir is betrothed to the singing daughter of a wealthy matron. Unfortunately, the willful young is not even slightly interested in her "fiance," preferring the attentions of another instead. Unfortunately, the other man has a big problem. Though he really loves the girl, he will lose his $3 million inheritance if he marries her before the age of 30. Complicating matters is the private detective assigned to keep him from getting to involved with women such as the heroine.

Lillian Russell
    Starring: Alice Faye, Henry Fonda & Don Ameche

Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

Little Nellie Kelly
    Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy,
                    Charles Winniger & Douglas McPhail

Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again angers Nellie's father. Still, fear of never seeing his daughter again convinces the old man to also head to the States. In New York, Jerry becomes a policeman, although fighting crime seems to be easier than fighting with his father-in-law. Tragedy strikes when Nellie dies in childbirth. Jerry and the meddling old man continue to live together and have constant battles over how to raise young Nellie, who grows up to look exactly like her mother.

Looking for Love
    Starring: Connie Francis, Tim Hutton & Barbara Nichols

Libby has spent a whole month trying to get into show business with her singing, and has not made it. Therefore she decides to retire and get a job where she can meet the right man and get married. The right man turns out to be Paul Davis when she sees him at the supermarket. The only problem is that Paul ignores her as his ideal woman is TnT (tall and top heavy), which Libby is not. One day, Libby creates a clothes stand which she calls the 'Lady Valet'.

Lost Horizon (1973)
    Starring: Peter Finch, Liv Ullman, Sally Kellerman,
                    George Kennedy, Michael York,
                    Olivia Hussey, John Geilgud & Charles Boyer

This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La is a haven of peace and tranquility for world-weary diplomat Richard Conway. His ambitious brother, George, sees it as a prison from which he must escape, even if it means risking his life and bringing destruction to the ancient culture of Shangri-La.

Love Me or Leave Me
    Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney & Cameron Mitchell

Story of Jazz Age singing sensation Ruth Etting, who had looks, ambition and a haunting, smoke-tinged voice. It took more than that to make her a star. It took Marty 'The Gimp' Snyder, the limping, evil-tempered Chicago hood who propelled Ruth from dingy dance halls to Broadway fame...but turned her offstage life into a nightmare of violence and fear.


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