Best Music Movies of 1930

1.

Animal Crackers

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse when a valuable painting goes missing. The intrepid Captain Spaulding attempts to solve the crime with the help of his silly secretary Horatio Jamison, while sparring with the anarchic Signor Emanuel Ravelli and his nutty sidekick The Professor.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Lillian Roth, Margaret Dumont, Louis Sorin, Hal Thompson, Margaret Irving, Kathryn Reece ..
Directed by: Victor Heerman
Release date: 1930-08-28
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Love Parade
2.

The Love Parade

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth, Eugene Pallette, E.H. Calvert, Edgar Norton, Lionel Belmore, Virginia Bruce, Yola d'Avril ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1930-01-18
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Whoopee!
3.

Whoopee!

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks he's just giving her a ride; but she left a note saying they've eloped! Chasing them are jilted Bob, Henry's nurse Mary (who's been trying to seduce him) and others.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt, Jack Rutherford, Walter Law, Spencer Charters, Albert Hackett, Chief Caupolican, Lou-Scha-Enya ..
Directed by: Thornton Freeland
Release date: 1930-10-05
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Monte Carlo
4.

Monte Carlo

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A countess fleeing her husband mistakes a count for her hairdresser at a Monte Carlo casino.

Starring: Jack Buchanan, Jeanette MacDonald, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts, Tyler Brooke, John Roche, Lionel Belmore, Albert Conti, Helen Garden, Donald Novis ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1930-08-27
Best Music Movies of 1930 : King of Jazz
5.

King of Jazz

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

Starring: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, The Rhythm Boys, Kathryn Crawford, Carla Laemmle ..
Directed by: John Murray Anderson
Release date: 1930-04-20
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Grand Uproar
6.

Grand Uproar

3.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Bimbo sings a funny take-off of "Gay Caballero" and the comedy construction is adequate to the situation.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-10-03
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Madam Satan
7.

Madam Satan

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Bob is an unfaithful husband. Angela has a plan to win back his affections.

Starring: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth, Roland Young, Elsa Peterson, Jack King, Eddie Prinz, Boyd Irwin, Wallace MacDonald, Tyler Brooke ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1930-09-20
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Harmony Heaven
8.

Harmony Heaven

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The tale of a young songwriter, the actress who helps him find success, and the vamp who sets her sights on him.

Starring: Polly Ward, Stuart Hall, Trilby Clark, Philip Hewland, Percy Standing, Gus Sharland, Aubrey Fitzgerald, Edna Prince, Jack Raine, Bill Shine ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1930-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Follow Thru
9.

Follow Thru

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs, a handsome golf pro, and his goofy friend, Jack Martin, show up. Lora takes him on as her golf teacher to work on her putt. She falls for him, but so do several other women. Meanwhile Angie Howard, Lora's friend, chases after Jack. A lot of silliness ensues.

Starring: Charles Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Jack Haley, Zelma O'Neal, Eugene Pallette, Thelma Todd, Claude King, Kathryn Givney, Geneva Mitchell, Don Tomkins ..
Directed by: Lloyd Corrigan, Laurence Schwab
Release date: 1930-09-26
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Show Girl in Hollywood
10.

Show Girl in Hollywood

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Broadway actress leaves New York to become a star in Hollywood, and succeeds despite sleazy directors and her own ego.

Starring: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet, Ford Sterling, John Miljan, Virginia Sale, Lee Shumway, Herman Bing, Noah Beery Jr., Noah Beery ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1930-04-20
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Sally
11.

Sally

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Sally is an orphan who was named by the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing. Working as a waitress, she serves Blair (Alexander Gray), and they both fall for each other, but Blair is engaged to socialite Marcia. Sally is hired to impersonate a famous Russian dancer named Noskerova, but at that engagement, she is found to be a phoney. Undaunted, she proceeds with her life and has a show on Broadway, but she still thinks of Blair.

Starring: Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray, Joe E. Brown, T. Roy Barnes, Pert Kelton, Ford Sterling, Maude Turner Gordon, E.J. Ratcliffe, Jack Duffy, Ethel Stone ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1930-01-12
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Mysterious Mose
12.

Mysterious Mose

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Betty Boop (with dog's ears) can't sleep on a scary night, so she sings the title song and meets the gentleman in question...a surreal version of Bimbo.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Follow the Leader
13.

Follow the Leader

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

Starring: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz, Lida Kane, Ethel Merman, Bobby Watson, Donald Kirke, Holly Hall, Preston Foster ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1930-12-06
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Paramount on Parade
14.

Paramount on Parade

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

This 1930 film, a collection of songs and sketches showcasing Paramount Studios' contract stars, credits 11 directors (including Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Victor Schertzinger and Edmund Goulding). The cast features Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Jean Arthur, William Powell, Maurice Chevalier, Kay Francis, Buddy Rogers, Jack Oakie, Stuart Erwin and Nancy Carroll.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Clara Bow, Evelyn Brent, Clive Brook, Kay Francis, Fredric March, William Powell, Fay Wray ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, Edmund Goulding, Frank Tuttle, A. Edward Sutherland, Edwin H. Knopf, Dorothy Arzner, Lothar Mendes, Victor Heerman, Victor Schertzinger, Otto Brower
Release date: 1930-04-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Wise Flies
15.

Wise Flies

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A hillbilly sleeps; atop his bald head, flies have constructed a playground. Other flies ski-jump off his nose...

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-07-17
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Flame of Love
16.

The Flame of Love

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

In Russia, a Chinese dancer gives herself to a duke to save her brother's life.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Georg H. Schnell, John Longden, Percy Standing, Mona Goya, Fred Schwartz, Ley On ..
Directed by: Walter Summers, Richard Eichberg
Release date: 1930-03-30
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Life of the Party
17.

The Life of the Party

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Two gold diggers try a French dressmaker, two Mr. Smiths and Havana.

Starring: Winnie Lightner, Irene Delroy, Charles Butterworth, Jack Whiting, Charles Judels, John Davidson, Arthur Hoyt, Bobby Barber, Carrie Daumery, William Irving ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1930-10-25
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Playing Around
18.

Playing Around

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go.

Starring: Alice White, Chester Morris, William Bakewell, Richard Carlyle, Marion Byron, Maurice Black, Lionel Belmore, Shep Camp, Ann Brody, Nellie V. Nichols ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1930-01-19
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Reaching for the Moon
19.

Reaching for the Moon

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and feels he has also lost his girl.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels, Edward Everett Horton, Claud Allister, Jack Mulhall, Walter Walker, June MacCloy, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bing Crosby, William H. O'Brien ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1930-12-29
20.

Her Future

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A defendant pleads her case in court and promises to stay out of trouble from now on through singing.

Starring: Ethel Merman ..
Directed by: Mort Blumenstock
Release date: 1930-04-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Free and Easy
21.

Free and Easy

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

Gopher City Kansas hosts a beauty contest. The winner, Elvira Plunkett, and her mother go to Hollywood. The Chamber of Commerce also provides Elvira with an agent, Gopher City's own Elmer J. Butz. Elmer likes Elvira and the shy Elvira likes him, but Mrs. Plunkett, a formidable woman, has little use for hapless Elmer. On the train west, they meet movie star Larry Mitchell, who takes a shine to Elvira and helps her meet MGM directors once they get to Tinsel Town. Elmer, meanwhile, wants to help Elvira with her career and he also wants to be her man. Movie stardom does come to the Gopher City entourage, but to whom is a surprise. And who will win the lovely Elvira's hand?

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza, Robert Montgomery, Fred Niblo, Edgar Dearing, Gwen Lee, John Miljan, Lionel Barrymore, William Haines ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1930-03-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Rain or Shine
22.

Rain or Shine

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Young Mary Rainey takes the reins of her deceased father's failing circus. With the help of the Inimitable Smiley Johnson, she hopes to bring fortune back to her ragtag band of ragged shoeleather performers.

Starring: Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, Dave Chasen, Tom Howard, Alan Roscoe, Adolph Milar, Clarence Muse, Nella Walker, William Collier Jr. ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1930-08-15
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Barnacle Bill
23.

Barnacle Bill

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Sailor Bimbo (as Barnacle Bill) jumps ship with his little black book and visits his lady friend, Betty Boop (with dog's ears).

Starring: Ann Little, Billy Murray ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-08-29
Best Music Movies of 1930 : New Moon
24.

New Moon

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

New Moon is the name of the ship crossing the Caspian Sea. A young Lt. Petroff meets the Princess Tanya and they have a ship board romance. Upon arriving at the port of Krasnov, Petroff learns that Tanya is engaged to the old Governor Brusiloff. Petroff, disillusioned, crashes the ball to talk with Tanya. Found by Brusiloff, they invent a story about her lost bracelet. To reward him, and remove him, Brusiloff sends Petroff to the remote, and deadly, Fort Darvaz. Soon, the big battle against overwhelming odds will begin.

Starring: Lawrence Tibbett, Grace Moore, Adolphe Menjou, Roland Young, Gus Shy, Emily Fitzroy, Frankie Genardi, Tyler Brooke, John Carroll, Harry Cording ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1930-12-25
Best Music Movies of 1930 : No, No, Nanette
25.

No, No, Nanette

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A bible publisher is falling in love with a chorus girl and finds himself backing a Broadway show.

Starring: Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray, Lucien Littlefield, Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman, Bert Roach, Zasu Pitts, Mildred Harris ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1930-02-16
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Peacock Alley
26.

Peacock Alley

2.4
4.8/10 IMDB

Claire Tree is a singer/dancer who goes after what she wants in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner, so when she finds herself in the New York City hotel-suite, in fashionable Peacock Alley, of Stoddard Channing, she wastes no time.

Starring: Mae Murray, George Barraud, Jason Robards Sr., Richard Tucker, William L. Thorne, Phillips Smalley, Billy Bevan, E.H. Calvert, Arthur Hoyt ..
Directed by: Marcel De Sano
Release date: 1930-01-10
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Happy Hottentots
27.

The Happy Hottentots

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

Two desperate singers take a job as the singing act in a movie theater between shows. They soon regret their decision.

Starring: Joe Frisco, Bob Callahan, Billy Gilbert, Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian, Gus Leonard ..
Directed by: Bryan Foy
Release date: 1930-04-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Come Take a Trip in My Airship
28.

Come Take a Trip in My Airship

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Kitty, a girl black cat, gets a piano delivered to her rooftop apartment by two Bimbo-like piano movers, using a pulley to hoist it up the outside.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-05-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Sap from Syracuse
29.

The Sap from Syracuse

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Ellen Saunders is an heiress on a cruise to Europe being pursued by a day laborer mistaken for a prominent mining engineer. During the cruise, he foils two crooks try to get rid of her.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, George Barbier, Jack Oakie, Verree Teasdale, Granville Bates, J. Malcolm Dunn, Sidney Riggs, Bernard Jukes, Walter Fenner, Betty Starbuck ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1930-07-26
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Just Imagine
30.

Just Imagine

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.

Starring: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White, Frank Albertson, Hobart Bosworth, Hobart Bosworth, Mischa Auer, George Irving ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1930-11-23
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Young Man of Manhattan
31.

Young Man of Manhattan

2.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Two flappers try to get their newspaper reporter boyfriends to pay attention to them.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, Ginger Rogers, Charles Ruggles, Leslie Austin, H. Dudley Hawley, Lorraine Aalbu, Aileene Aalbu, Fern Aalbu, Harriet Aalbu ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1930-04-19
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Puttin' on the Ritz
32.

Puttin' on the Ritz

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A vaudeville and nightclub performer becomes successful and forgets who his friends really are.

Starring: Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, James Gleason, Aileen Pringle, Lilyan Tashman, Sidney Franklin, Purnell Pratt, Richard Tucker, Eddie Kane, George Irving ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1930-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Oh, for a Man!
33.

Oh, for a Man!

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who wants some spice in her personal life. She threatens to forsake opera for a wild, romantic fling. One night, a burglar, Barney McGann breaks into Carlotta's boudoir while she's asleep to steal her jewelery. Carlotta awakes and is facinated with Barney. They date and marry at her Villa in Italy. Soon Barney can't take being married to a diva and leaves her. Carlotta picks herself up and returns to opera. One night as Carlotta is asleep in her boudoir, she is awaken by someone breaking in...

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Reginald Denny, Bela Lugosi, Marjorie White, Warren Hymer, Alison Skipworth, Albert Conti, André Cheron, Gino Corrado, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1930-11-28
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Crying for the Carolines
34.

Crying for the Carolines

2.3
4.7/10 IMDB

Spooney Melodies were a series of live-action musical shorts produced by the Leon Schlesinger Studios during the 1930s that capitalized on the popularity of organ music played in Palace-style movie theaters and were intended to be played as the short before the main feature. This short film is the only surviving example of the series, which was something of a precursor to the animated "Merrie Melodies" cartoons that followed later.

Starring: Milton Charles ..
Release date: 1930-04-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Love in the Rough
35.

Love in the Rough

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

When a shipping clerk is recruited by his employer to help his golf game, his boss insists he conceal his humble identity at the country club.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Jordan, Benny Rubin, J. C. Nugent, Penny Singleton, Tyrell Davis, Harry Burns, Allan Lane, Catherine Moylan, Edwards Davis ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1930-09-05
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Dogway Melody
36.

The Dogway Melody

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

An all-dog cast (with human voiceovers) recreates famous scenes from early musical films, particularly The Broadway Melody. The finale is a chorus line of dogs performing "Singing in the Rain" spoofing Cliff Edwards' original version of the song in The Hollywood Revue of 1929. Also spoofed is Al Jolson's performance of "Mammy" in The Jazz Singer.

Starring: Zion Myers, Jules White ..
Directed by: Zion Myers, Jules White
Release date: 1930-12-20
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Dixiana
37.

Dixiana

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A circus performer falls in love with the son of a plantation owner in antebellum New Orleans. When the young man's stepmother objects to the wedding, the couple has to decide if they can make their relationship work.

Starring: Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Joseph Cawthorn, Jobyna Howland, Dorothy Lee, Ralf Harolde, Bill Robinson, Eddy Chandler ..
Directed by: Luther Reed
Release date: 1930-08-01
Best Music Movies of 1930 : A Lady's Morals
38.

A Lady's Morals

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Romantic biography of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind and her famous affairs.

Starring: Grace Moore, Reginald Denny, Wallace Beery, Jobyna Howland, Gus Shy, Gilbert Emery, George F. Marion ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1930-11-08
39.

Bubbles

2.3
4.7/10 IMDB

A Vitaphone Varieties short. Features costumed children in a cavern-like land of make-believe where they sing and tap-dance. Marjorie Kane sings an introductory song. A very young Judy Garland, in one of her earliest surviving film appearances, performs the song "The Land of Let's Pretend" as part of the vaudeville act "The Gumm Sisters".

Starring: Judy Garland, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Marjorie Kane, Mary McCarty ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1930-04-22
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Safety in Numbers
40.

Safety in Numbers

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Before handing over a large inheritance, a guardian hires three chorus girls to educate his charge about the "underside" of big-city life.

Starring: Charles Rogers, Kathryn Crawford, Josephine Dunn, Carole Lombard, Roscoe Karns, Richard Tucker, Francis McDonald, Raoul Paoli, Virginia Bruce, Geneva Mitchell ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1930-05-30
Best Music Movies of 1930 : A Night in a Dormitory
41.

A Night in a Dormitory

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

The adventures of a schoolgirl in a nightclub as related by her to her dormitory sisters.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Thelma White, Ruth Hamilton, Si Wills, Eddie Elkins, Tommy Dorsey ..
Directed by: Harry Delmar
Release date: 1930-01-05
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Sunny Skies
42.

Sunny Skies

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Story of a football hero whose temper and drinking threaten his spot on the team, and his romantic life. His naive comical roommate remains his steadfast supporter.

Starring: Benny Rubin, Marceline Day, Rex Lease, Marjorie Kane, Harry Lee, Wesley Barry, Greta Granstedt, Robert Livingston, James Wilcox, Eddy Chandler ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1930-05-17
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Elstree Calling
43.

Elstree Calling

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live television broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself).

Starring: Anna May Wong, Will Fyffe, Lily Morris, Gordon Begg, Tommy Handley, Teddy Brown, Helen Burnell, Donald Calthrop, Bobbie Comber, Lawrence Green ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Hulbert, Paul Murray, André Charlot, Adrian Brunel
Release date: 1930-02-01
Best Music Movies of 1930 : The Lottery Bride
44.

The Lottery Bride

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, John Garrick, Joe E. Brown, Zasu Pitts, Robert Chisholm, Joseph Macaulay, Harry Gribbon, Carroll Nye ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1930-11-27
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Children of Pleasure
45.

Children of Pleasure

2.1
5.7/10 IMDB

A successful songwriter, dazzled by high society, falls for a society girl who is just playing around.

Starring: Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson, Judith Wood, Kenneth Thomson, Lee Kohlmar, May Boley, Benny Rubin, Jack Benny, Sidney Bracey, Mary Carlisle ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1930-04-26
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Bright Lights
46.

Bright Lights

2.1
5.7/10 IMDB

In this light-hearted musical, an early color film, a successful actress tires of the bustle and hustle of her tawdry life and settles down to what she thinks is the blissful mundaneness of married life. Unfortunately, the actual drudgery of wifedom takes her by surprise and domestic turmoil ensues.

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Frank Fay, Noah Beery, Daphne Pollard, James Murray, Frank McHugh, Inez Courtney, Tom Dugan, Philip Strange, Edmund Breese ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1930-09-21
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Call of the Flesh
47.

Call of the Flesh

2.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A student nun falls in love with a Mexican singer starring in a cafe next door to her convent.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Ernest Torrence, Nance O'Neil, Renée Adorée, Mathilde Comont, Russell Hopton, Sidney D'Albrook, Julia Griffith, Fred Hueston ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1930-08-16
Best Music Movies of 1930 : Mammy
48.

Mammy

2.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Mammy features Al Jolson as the star of a travelling minstrel show, appearing in a small Southern town. Jolson falls in love with an actress in the troupe (Lois Moran), but she loves another. One of Jolson's fellow minstrels (Lowell Sherman) is shot backstage, and it is assumed thanks to several plot convolutions that Jolson is guilty of the deed.

Starring: Al Jolson, Louise Dresser, Lois Moran, Lowell Sherman, Hobart Bosworth, Tully Marshall, Mitchell Lewis, Jack Curtis ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1930-03-26
49.

In the Good Old Summertime

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

In this one, we get simple variations of people heading off to a May Day celebration, carrying a Maypole and a hippopotamus to serve as the Queen of the May.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-06-05
Best Music Movies of 1930 : My Gal Sal
50.

My Gal Sal

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

This Screen Song version of Paul Dresser's ballad is given a very soapy interpretation by a basso and then a barbershop group.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1930-10-17

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