Best Music Movies of 1929


The Skeleton Dance

7.7/10 IMDB

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-08-29

The Cocoanuts

6.8/10 IMDB

During the Florida land boom, the Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Cyril Ring, Kay Francis, Margaret Dumont, Basil Ruysdael ..
Directed by: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley
Release date: 1929-05-23
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Haunted House

The Haunted House

7.0/10 IMDB

Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted. The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along.

Directed by: Walt Disney
Release date: 1929-12-02
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Applause


7.1/10 IMDB

This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.

Starring: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron, Henry Wadsworth, Mack Gray, Dorothy Cumming ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1929-10-07
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Marianne


6.1/10 IMDB

At the conclusion of World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who was sent to the front.

Starring: Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Cliff Edwards, Benny Rubin, Scott Kolk, George Baxter, Robert Edeson, Émile Chautard, Oscar Apfel, John Carroll ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1929-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Hit the Deck

Hit the Deck

7.6/10 IMDB

A sailor finds himself the object of a cafe owner's affections.

Starring: Jack Oakie, Polly Walker, Roger Gray, Franker Wood, Harry Sweet, Marguerita Padula, June Clyde, Wallace MacDonald, George Ovey, Ethel Clayton ..
Directed by: Luther Reed
Release date: 1929-12-25


6.7/10 IMDB

A black laborer turns preacher after accidentally killing a man.

Starring: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray, Fanny Belle DeKnight, Everett McGarrity, Victoria Spivey, Milton Dickerson, Robert Couch, Walter Tait ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1929-08-20
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Rio Rita

Rio Rita

6.0/10 IMDB

Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Starring: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Don Alvarado, Georges Renavent, Helen Kaiser, Lita Chevret ..
Directed by: Luther Reed
Release date: 1929-09-15
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

6.6/10 IMDB

Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel, Mary Forbes, Jackie Cooper, Henry Armetta, Peter Gawthorne, Sharon Lynn, Frank Richardson ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1929-12-25
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Broadway Melody

The Broadway Melody

5.6/10 IMDB

The vaudeville act of Harriet and Queenie Mahoney comes to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. When Eddie meets Queenie, he soon falls in love with her—but she is already being courted by Jock Warriner, a member of New York high society. Queenie eventually recognises that, to Jock, she is nothing more than a toy, and that Eddie is in love with her.

Starring: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love, Nacio Herb Brown, Mary Doran, Arthur Freed, James Gleason, Eddie Kane, Carla Laemmle, Jed Prouty ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1929-02-08
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Hollywood Revue of 1929

The Hollywood Revue of 1929

5.8/10 IMDB

An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Page ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1929-11-23
Best Music Movies of 1929 : My Bag o' Tricks

My Bag o' Tricks

6.2/10 IMDB

A vaudeville act. Trixie Friganza performs first a story and then a song. For the story, she wears a wide-brimmed had and a matching diaphanous shawl. She tells of a visit to a friend who has a five-year old son. The mother tells Trixie a tale of stepping out on her husband, and to conceal the story from the boy, spells out key words. By the story's end, mom is in for a surprise and Trixie has a moral for us. Then, the hat and shawl come off, a base fiddle comes out, and Trixie sings us a comic song about her first two husbands.

Starring: Trixie Friganza ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-01-15
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Pointed Heels

Pointed Heels

5.7/10 IMDB

Fay Wray plays a beautiful showgirl who falls for a rich Park Avenue guy played by Phillips Holmes. William Powell is a producer in love with Miss Wray, but he won't use his influences to take any advantages.... as usual, he's a perfect gentleman. Pointed Heels was supposed to have been a vehicle for "boop-boop-a-doop" girl Helen Kane, but by the time the film was released, Kane's role was reduced to a supporting part.

Starring: William Powell, Helen Kane, Fay Wray, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Phillips Holmes, Eugene Pallette, Adrienne Dore, Virginia Bruce ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1929-12-20
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Dance of Life

The Dance of Life

6.8/10 IMDB

A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts. In order to save money on the road, they get married. Soon their act begins to catch on, and they find themselves booked onto Broadway. They also realize that they actually are in love with each other, but just when things are starting to look up, the comic starts to let success go to his head.

Starring: Hal Skelly, Nancy Carroll, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Theodore, Charles D. Brown, Al St. John, May Boley, Oscar Levant, Gladys DuBois, James Quinn ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1929-08-16
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Border Romance

Border Romance

6.0/10 IMDB

In a cantina across the border, Bob Hamlin shoots a man that threatens his friend. He and his pals escape but return that night for the dance as Bob is attracted to Conchita. Running once more from the Rurales, Bob takes Conchita. They escape again only to find themselves pinned down when Buck and his gang of horse thieves attack.

Starring: Armida, Don Terry, Marjorie Kane, Victor Potel, Wesley Barry, Nita Martan, J. Frank Glendon, Harry von Meter, Willy Castello ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1929-05-25
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Baby Rose Marie: The Child Wonder

Baby Rose Marie: The Child Wonder

6.5/10 IMDB

Rose Marie, aged five or six, sings three numbers, "Heigh Ho, Everybody, Heigh Ho", "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You", and "Don't Be Like That". She's animated throughout, acting as well as singing.

Starring: Rose Marie ..
Directed by: Bryan Foy
Release date: 1929-06-12
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Black and Tan

Black and Tan

6.4/10 IMDB

Duke Ellington plays hot jazz in a fictional story that finds him down on his luck; he tries in vain to dissuade his friend, dancer Fredi Washington, from working with heart trouble even though it means work for his band. Sure enough, she collapses on stage...

Starring: Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Wellman Braud, Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton, Edgar Connor, Alec Lovejoy, Fredi Washington, Arthur Whetsol ..
Directed by: Dudley Murphy
Release date: 1929-12-08
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Desert Song

The Desert Song

6.7/10 IMDB

French General Birabeau has been sent to Morocco to root out and destroy the Riffs, a band of Arab rebels, who threaten the safety of the French outpost in the Moroccan desert. Their dashing, daredevil leader is the mysterious "Red Shadow". Margot Bonvalet, a lovely, sassy French girl, is soon to be married at the fort to Birabeau's right-hand man, Captain Fontaine. Birabeau's son Pierre, in reality the Red Shadow, loves Margot, but pretends to be a milksop to preserve his secret identity. Margot tells Pierre that she secretly yearns to be swept into the arms of some bold, dashing sheik, perhaps even the Red Shadow himself. Pierre, as the Red Shadow, kidnaps Margot and declares his love for her.

Starring: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur, Edward Martindel, Jack Pratt, Roberto E. Guzmán, Otto Hoffman, Marie Wells, John Miljan ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1929-04-08
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Glorifying the American Girl

Glorifying the American Girl

5.8/10 IMDB

A young woman, who wants to be in the Follies, is making ends meet by working at a department store's sheet music department, where she sings the latest hits. She is accompanied on piano by her childhood boyfriend, who is in love with her, despite her single-minded interest in her career. When a vaudeville performer asks her to join him as his new partner, she sees it as an opportunity to make her dream come true. Upon arriving in New York City, our heroine finds out that her new partner is only interested in sleeping with her and makes this a condition of making her a star. Soon, however, she is discovered by a representative of Ziegfeld.

Starring: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Dan Healy, Edward Crandall, Gloria Shea, Sarah Edwards, Noah Beery, Irving Berlin ..
Directed by: Millard Webb
Release date: 1929-12-07
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Broadway


6.2/10 IMDB

A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

Starring: Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Merna Kennedy, Thomas E. Jackson, Otis Harlan, Robert Ellis, Marion Lord, Fritz Feld, George Davis, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Pál Fej?s
Release date: 1929-05-27
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Happy Days

Happy Days

5.7/10 IMDB

Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it.

Starring: Stuart Erwin, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Frank Albertson, Rex Bell, Victor McLaglen, El Brendel, George Jessel ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1929-09-16
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Broadway Babies

Broadway Babies

6.1/10 IMDB

Dee is a naive chorus girl living in a boarding house full of low-paid actors. Dee and Billy are in love and he helps her to move from chorus girl to star. Things run afoul when jealousy, misunderstandings and sleazy men enter the picture.

Starring: Alice White, Marion Byron, Sally Eilers, Charles Delaney, Tom Dugan, Bodil Rosing, Maurice Black, Fred Kohler, Louis Natheaux, Jocelyn Lee ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1929-06-28
Best Music Movies of 1929 : St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues

6.5/10 IMDB

In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and dancers.

Starring: Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson, Alec Lovejoy, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson, Thomas Morris ..
Directed by: Dudley Murphy
Release date: 1929-09-08

Broadway Scandals

5.3/10 IMDB

Ted Howard, a vaudevillian left, stranded in a tank town. A local girl, Mary (Sally O'Neil), proposes to finance a new act with her savings and the team succeeds in a minor way until Ted is discovered by Broadway femme fatale Valeska (Carmel Myers). Not wishing to stand in her partner's way, Mary nobly resigns from the act and instead accepts a minor role in the show. She proves a sensation on opening night, however, and a jealous Valeska demands her ousted. But Ted, who is in love with Mary, reorganizes their old act and they begin a new life together as man and wife.

Starring: Sally O'Neil, Jack Egan, Carmel Myers, Tom O'Brien, J. Barney Sherry, John Hyams, Charles C. Wilson, Doris Dawson, Charles Lane, Bill Elliott ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1929-11-10
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Say It with Songs

Say It with Songs

4.9/10 IMDB

Joe Lane, radio entertainer and songwriter, learns that the manager of the studio, Arthur Phillips, has made improper advances to his wife, Katherine. Infuriated, Lane engages him in a fight, and the encounter results in Phillips' accidental death. Joe goes to prison for a few years, and when he is released he visits his son, Little Pal, at school and is begged by him to run away together.

Starring: Al Jolson, Davey Lee, Marian Nixon, Holmes Herbert, Kenneth Thomson, Fred Kohler, Frank Campeau, John Bowers, Ernest Hilliard, Arthur Hoyt ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1929-08-05
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Show of Shows

Show of Shows

5.8/10 IMDB

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appear actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway and of course the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts.

Starring: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner, Hobart Bosworth, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, William Bakewell, Richard Barthelmess, Viola Dana, Marceline Day ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1929-11-21
Best Music Movies of 1929 : On With the Show!

On With the Show!

5.8/10 IMDB

With unpaid actors and staff, the stage show Phantom Sweetheart seems doomed. To complicate matters, the box office takings have been robbed and the leading lady refuses to appear. Can the show be saved?

Starring: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Sally O'Neil, William Bakewell, Joe E. Brown, Ethel Waters, Louise Fazenda, Sam Hardy, Harry Gribbon, Anita Garvin ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1929-07-13
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy

7.5/10 IMDB

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 up with a scheme to put on his own show in a theater and show his father that he can be a success, but things don't work out quite as well as he planned.

Starring: George Jessel, Gwen Lee, Richard Tucker, Gayne Whitman, Margaret Quimby, Rosa Rosanova, William H. Strauss ..
Directed by: Charles C. Wilson, Norman Taurog
Release date: 1929-02-02
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Big Revue

The Big Revue

6.5/10 IMDB

A musical revue featuring children, primarily girls, is presented. The first number has a chorus of girls performing a high kicking dance routine with tambourines, before two soloists, a boy and a girl, take center stage to do a gymnastic dance number. The girls chorus then takes over to perform a synchronized song and tap dance style number. Next, the young female orchestra leader introduces the Gumm Sisters, the three who sing and dance on stage by themselves. The final number has another chorus of dancing girls performing an Arabian-themed number.

Starring: Judy Garland, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Virginia Gumm, The Meglin Kiddies ..
Release date: 1929-08-14
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Fox Movietone Follies of 1929

Fox Movietone Follies of 1929

6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Breeden, Lola Lane, DeWitt Jennings, Sharon Lynn, Arthur Stone, Stepin Fetchit, Warren Hymer, Archie Gottler, Arthur Kay, Mario Dominici ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1929-05-25
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Hearts in Dixie

Hearts in Dixie

6.2/10 IMDB

Nappus sends his grandson north for schooling to shelter him from their community.

Starring: Stepin Fetchit, Clarence Muse, Eugene Jackson, Dorothy Morrison, A.C.H. Billbrew, Richard Brooks, Richard Carlyle, Gertrude Howard, Clifford Ingram, Bernice Pilot ..
Directed by: Paul Sloane
Release date: 1929-01-02
Best Music Movies of 1929 : A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic

A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic

5.7/10 IMDB

A simple filmed performance featuring Cantor, done up in his stage minstrel makeup, allegedly at the Ziegfeld Theatre Roof Garden, but actually filmed on a soundstage at the Paramount Astoria studio.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Richard Dix, Mary Eaton, Oscar Shaw, Eddie Elkins ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1929-05-04
Best Music Movies of 1929 : After the Round-Up

After the Round-Up

4.1/10 IMDB

The Rounders, an 11-man band, are the act here as they perform three stars in a gimmick that is meant to have them as cowboys who are gathered around after a hard days work to cut loose and sing some songs.

Starring: Kenneth Casey, Raymond Boole, Walter Dupre, J.L. Forstner, Harry Furney ..
Directed by: Doc Salomon
Release date: 1929-01-25
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Girl from Woolworth's

The Girl from Woolworth's

7.4/10 IMDB

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 job than they actually do. Bill later finds her handbag on the subway, returns it to her and invites her to dinner. They dine at the swanky Mayfield Club, where owner Lawrence Mayfield is also attracted to Daisy and offers her a job there as a singer. Bill is not happy, although Daisy is. Complications ensue.

Starring: Alice White, Gladden James, Bert Moorhouse, Patricia Caron, William Orlamond, Milla Davenport, Charles Delaney, Rita Flynn, Ben Hall, Wheeler Oakman ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1929-10-27

Ruth Etting in Favorite Melodies

6.3/10 IMDB

Singer Ruth Etting sings two popular tunes of 1929. The whole short is filmed in one take.

Starring: Ruth Etting ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1929-03-15
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Grace Johnston and The Indiana Five

Grace Johnston and The Indiana Five

5.9/10 IMDB

Grace starts the film by singing 'That's My Baby.' The five band members do an instrumental, then Grace sings 'Glad Rag Doll.'

Starring: Grace Johnston ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-09-06
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Gold Diggers of Broadway

Gold Diggers of Broadway

7.0/10 IMDB

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Starring: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington, Lilyan Tashman, William Bakewell, Nick Lucas, Helen Foster, Albert Gran, Neely Edwards ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1929-08-30
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Footlights and Fools

Footlights and Fools

7.0/10 IMDB

Moore plays the "dual" role of a French singer in America who was originally an American chorus girl in France to acquire a new persona.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Raymond Hackett, Fredric March, Virginia Lee Corbin, Edward Martindel, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Frederick Howard, Mickey Bennett, Sydney Jarvis, Cleve Moore ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1929-12-08
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Gotham Rhythm Boys

The Gotham Rhythm Boys

6.2/10 IMDB

The Gotham Rhythm Boys perform a few of their songs.

Starring: Eddie Lewis, Tom Miller, Lou Monte ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-09-27
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Innocents of Paris

Innocents of Paris

7.6/10 IMDB

Directed by Richard Wallace.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Beecher, Russell Simpson, George Fawcett, John Miljan, Margaret Livingston, David Durand, Helene Costello ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1929-01-02
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Little Johnny Jones

Little Johnny Jones

7.2/10 IMDB

Little Johnny Jones is a jockey who is in love with his all-American sweetheart, Mary Baker, and also his career as the rider of thoroughbred horses. But he almost loses both when he is tricked by a showgirl, Vivian Dale. His story of vindication swings from the racetracks of America to England and the historical National Derby, with plenty of red-white-and-blue bunting waving behind the little patriot.

Starring: Edward Buzzell, Alice Day, Edna Murphy, Robert Edeson, Wheeler Oakman, Ray Turner, Donald Reed ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1929-11-17
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Rainbow Man

Rainbow Man

6.5/10 IMDB

The Rainbow Man is a 1929 black and white American musical film.

Starring: Eddie Dowling, Marian Nixon, Frankie Darro, Sam Hardy, Lloyd Ingraham, George 'Gabby' Hayes ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1929-05-16

The Song Writers' Revue

5.9/10 IMDB

This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For several of these song writers, this is their only known appearance in a theatrically released film.

Starring: Gus Edwards, Dave Dreyer, Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk, Ray Heindorf, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed, Ray Egan, Jack Benny, Ann Dvorak ..
Directed by: Sammy Lee
Release date: 1929-11-27
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Bee & the Fox

The Bee & the Fox

5.3/10 IMDB

Harry Fox & Beatrice Curtis perform parts of their vaudeville act.

Starring: Harry Fox, Beatrice Curtis ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-07-22

The Voice of Hollywood No. 1

6.2/10 IMDB

Radio announcer Lloyd Hamilton tries on straw boaters while various performers do things on the mythical station STAR. They include Dorothy Burgess, Donald Kerr, Carlotta King, and Ruth Hiatt.

Starring: Lloyd Hamilton, Olive Borden, Dorothy Burgess, Robert Frazer, Ruth Hiatt, Donald Kerr, Carlotta King ..
Release date: 1929-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Close Harmony

Close Harmony

6.3/10 IMDB

Marjorie, a song-and-dance girl in the stage show of a palatial movie theater, becomes interested in Al West, a warehouse clerk who has put together an unusual jazz band, and uses her influence to get him a place on one of the programs. Max Mindel, the house manager, has a yen for Marjorie and, discovering that she is in love with Al, gives the band notice and hires harmony singers Barney & Bey as a replacement. Marjorie makes up to both men and soon breaks up the team. Al learns of her scheme, however, and makes her confess to the singers. Barney and Bey make up, and Max gives Al and his band one more chance. Al is a sensation, and Max offers him a contract for $1,000 a week.

Starring: Charles Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Jack Oakie, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Matty Roubert, Ricca Allen, Wade Boteler, Baby Mack, Oscar Smith ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1929-04-12
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Satires


5.2/10 IMDB

Mr. Young introduces the sketch in an appropriately melodramatic fashion, wearing an opera cape and a glowering expression. He recites a bit of doggerel about the current popularity of mystery plays ("full of thrills and sighing moans, slamming doors and ringing phones") and then slinks away. Eerie music, thunder, and sinister lighting set the scene. Vivien enters, frightened, and then John, ditto. They tiptoe about, and exchange ridiculous quips about how terrible it all is. Young staggers in, groaning, and slumps into a chair. Vivien screams, and dashes away. When John bumps into the corpse and excuses himself, the corpse comes to life long enough to say "That's all right" before falling dead again.

Starring: John T. Murray, Vivien Oakland, Ernest F. Young ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-09-06
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Tiger Rose

Tiger Rose

6.3/10 IMDB

A mountie pursues a man wanted for murder.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Lupe Vélez, Monte Blue, H.B. Warner, Tully Marshall, Grant Withers, Gaston Glass, Bull Montana, Slim Summerville, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1929-12-21
Best Music Movies of 1929 : Metro Movietone Revue #2

Metro Movietone Revue #2

5.2/10 IMDB

Early MGM sound short featuring vaudeville acts George Dewey Washington, Johnny Marvin, Rosemarie Sinnott, The Locust Sisters, and Harry Rose.

Starring: George Dewey Washington, Johnny Marvin, Rosemarie Sinnott, Harry Rose, The Five Locust Sisters ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1929-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1929 : The Opry House

The Opry House

6.5/10 IMDB

The Mound City Blue Blowers and Doris Walker perform popular songs of the day.

Starring: Lew Hearn, Doris Walker, The Mound City Blue Blowers ..
Directed by: Murray Roth
Release date: 1929-08-20

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