Best Music Movies of 1930

1.

Animal Crackers

5.3
7.5/10 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
7.1/10 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 : Monte Carlo
3.

Monte Carlo

3.5
6.8/10 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
4.

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
5.

Grand Uproar

3.2
5.0/10 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
6.

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 : Show Girl in Hollywood
7.

Show Girl in Hollywood

3.0
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
8.

Follow Thru

3.0
6.5/10 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 : Whoopee!
9.

Whoopee!

2.9
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 : Sally
10.

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

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