Best Music Movies of 1933

1.

Duck Soup

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1933-11-12
2.

42nd Street

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Starring: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Allen Jenkins ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-03-11
Best Music Movies of 1933 : Three Little Pigs
3.

Three Little Pigs

4.4
7.5/10 IMDB

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1933-05-27
Best Music Movies of 1933 : Gold Diggers of 1933
4.

Gold Diggers of 1933

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Billy Barty, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1933-05-27
5.

Footlight Parade

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences. This film has been inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert, Claire Dodd, Gordon Westcott ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-10-21
6.

Dancing Lady

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Janie lives to dance and will dance anywhere, even stripping in a burlesque house. Tod Newton, the rich playboy, discovers her there and helps her get a job in a real Broadway musical being directed by Patch. Tod thinks he can get what he wants from Janie, Patch thinks Janie is using her charms rather than talent to get to the top, and Janie thinks Patch is the greatest. Steve, the stage manager, has the Three Stooges helping him manage all the show girls. Fred Astaire and Nelson Eddy make appearances as famous Broadway personalities.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson, Winnie Lightner, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley, Ted Healy, Moe Howard, Curly Howard ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1933-11-24
7.

Flying Down to Rio

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A dance band leader finds love and success in Brazil.

Starring: Dolores del Río, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Blanche Friderici, Walter Walker, Etta Moten, Roy D'Arcy, Maurice Black ..
Directed by: Thornton Freeland
Release date: 1933-12-22
Best Music Movies of 1933 : Hello Pop
8.

Hello Pop

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A stage director is trying to put on a musical/comedy revue, but has to contend with temperamental musicians, an inept stage crew and his three idiot sons.

Starring: Ted Healy, Henry Armetta, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Bonnie Bonnell, The Albertina Rasch Girls, Edward Brophy, Grace Hayes, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ..
Directed by: Jack Cummings
Release date: 1933-09-15
Best Music Movies of 1933 : Going Hollywood
9.

Going Hollywood

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of Sylvia, a French teacher at an all-girl school, who wants to find love. When she hears Bill Williams on the radio, she decides to go visit and thank him. However, difficult problems lay ahead when Lili gets in the way.

Starring: Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay, Stuart Erwin, Ned Sparks, Patsy Kelly, Bobby Watson, Three Radio Rogues, Eddie Bartell, Wallace Beery ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1933-12-22
Best Music Movies of 1933 : A Bedtime Story
10.

A Bedtime Story

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Parisian playboy plays father to an abandoned baby who interferes with his womanising.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Helen Twelvetrees, Edward Everett Horton, Baby LeRoy, Adrienne Ames, Earle Foxe, Leah Ray, Betty Lorraine, Gertrude Michael, Ernest Wood ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1933-04-22

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