Best Music Movies of 1929

1.

The Skeleton Dance

4.7
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
2.

The Cocoanuts

3.8
7.0/10 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 : Marianne
3.

Marianne

3.5
6.2/10 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
4.

Hallelujah

3.5
6.8/10 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
5.

Rio Rita

3.3
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 : The Hollywood Revue of 1929
6.

The Hollywood Revue of 1929

3.1
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
7.

The Broadway Melody

3.1
5.7/10 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 : Sunny Side Up
8.

Sunny Side Up

3.1
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 Haunted House
9.

The Haunted House

3.0
7.1/10 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 : Pointed Heels
10.

Pointed Heels

2.9
6.1/10 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

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