Best Music Movies of 1934


Babes in Toyland

7.1/10 IMDB

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight, Henry Brandon, Florence Roberts, Virginia Karns, Marie Wilson, Johnny Downs, Scotty Beckett ..
Directed by: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-12-14

The Gay Divorcee

7.4/10 IMDB

Seeking a divorce from her absentee husband, Mimi Glossop travels to an English seaside resort. There she falls in love with dancer Guy Holden, whom she later mistakes for the corespondent her lawyer hired.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman, William Austin, Betty Grable ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1934-10-12
Best Music Movies of 1934 : The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

7.2/10 IMDB

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Minna Gombell, Ruth Channing, Sterling Holloway, Donald Meek, Herman Bing ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1934-11-02

Fashions of 1934

6.6/10 IMDB

When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.

Starring: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert, Verree Teasdale, Reginald Owen, Henry O'Neill, Phillip Reed, Dorothy Burgess, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: William Dieterle, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1934-02-14

Bright Eyes

7.2/10 IMDB

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Starring: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen, Lois Wilson, Charles Sellon, Walter Johnson, Jane Withers, Theodore von Eltz, Dorothy Christy ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1934-12-28
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Service with a Smile

Service with a Smile

7.1/10 IMDB

Walter Webb, thinking his gas station has been destroyed, describes a "super-deluxe" gas station run by chorus girls to his insurance agent.

Starring: Leon Errol, Maxine Doyle, Herbert Evans, Harry Seymour, Frank Darien ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1934-07-28
Best Music Movies of 1934 : The Wise Little Hen

The Wise Little Hen

7.0/10 IMDB

Join Donald Duck in his debut in the classic animated short The Wise Little Hen. The Little Hen is planting corn and would like to have help from Peter Pig and Donald Duck, but they refuse stating they each have a "tummy ache." When it comes time to harvest the corn, Peter Pig and Donald still refuse to help the Hen, so she and her chicks do the harvest by themselves. Finally, the hen cooks the corn and offers some to Donald and Peter Pig, but when they look more carefully they discover a surprise.

Starring: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Purv Pullen, Mae Questel, The Three Rhythm Kings ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1934-06-08


7.1/10 IMDB

A reformer's daughter wins the lead role in a scandalous Broadway show.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Vinton, Phil Regan, Arthur Aylesworth, Johnny Arthur ..
Directed by: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1934-09-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : My Song for You

My Song for You

5.4/10 IMDB

In this opera-oriented musical, Riccardo Gatti, an Italian young tenor in Venice, meets a young woman who sneaks into the opera house to try and get her fiancé hired as the orchestra's pianist.

Starring: Jan Kiepura, Aileen Marson, Emlyn Williams, Sonnie Hale, Reginald Smith, Gina Malo, George Merritt, Muriel George, D.J. Williams, Bruce Winston ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1934-07-30
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Love, Life and Laughter

Love, Life and Laughter

5.5/10 IMDB

Gracie plays a London publican's daughter named after Nell Gwynn, who much like the original, becomes romantically involved with a King(John Loder).

Starring: Gracie Fields, John Loder, Ivor Barnard, Alan Aynesworth, Fred Duprez, Esme Percy, Horace Kenney, Eric Maturin, Robb Wilton, Norah Howard ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1934-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : The Goddess of Spring

The Goddess of Spring

6.6/10 IMDB

The goddess is greeted by dancing flowers and fairies. The devil comes and takes her away to be his queen. She's despondent, as winter settles in above ground. But the devil isn't happy either, and offers anything to make her happy. They reach an agreement: she'll spend six months above ground and six below. Thus we have seasons.

Starring: Kenny Baker, Tudor Williams, Jessica Dragonette, Purv Pullen, Diana Gaylen ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1934-11-03
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho

Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho

7.1/10 IMDB

This jazz musical short has a comedy plot about marital infidelity.

Starring: Cab Calloway, Sidney Easton, Fredi Washington, Ethel Moses ..
Directed by: Fred Waller
Release date: 1934-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Operator 13

Operator 13

5.9/10 IMDB

American Civil War, 1862. After the disaster of the Second Battle of Bull Run, Major Allen, chief of the Secret Service of the Union, asks actress Gail Loveless to become one of his operators and infiltrate enemy territory.

Starring: Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker, Katharine Alexander, Ted Healy, Russell Hardie, Henry Wadsworth, Douglass Dumbrille, Willard Robertson, Fuzzy Knight ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1934-06-08
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Princess Charming

Princess Charming

6.6/10 IMDB

Revolution breaks out in a small European kingdom, and a young princess is forced to flee for her life. She heads for the neighboring country, which just happens to be ruled by the king she is betrothed to. Unfortunately, the new revolutionary government won't let citizens leave, which she actually doesn't mind all that much because she's not particularly jazzed about marrying the elderly king. He sends a young naval officer to bring her across the border, but in order to do so they are forced into a marriage of convenience. Complications ensue.

Starring: Evelyn Laye, Henry Wilcoxon, Yvonne Arnaud, Finlay Currie, George Grossmith, Max Miller ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1934-04-24
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Those Were the Days

Those Were the Days

6.6/10 IMDB

A farce based on Arthur Wing Pinero's play 'The Magistrate' in which the son (John Mills) of a stern magistrate (Will Hay) visits a music hall against the wishes of his father. In true farcical style, the magistrate too ends up at the music hall, and before long all the characters are trying not to avoid each other... Mainly notable (a) because of its depiction of the music hall as seen by a generation which knew it intimately (b) because of its use of music hall acts of the time and (c) because it gave Will Hay his first film role.

Starring: Will Hay, Iris Hoey, Angela Baddeley, Claud Allister, George Graves, John Mills, Jane Carr, Marguerite Allan, H.F. Maltby, Laurence Hanray ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1934-04-02
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Here Is My Heart

Here Is My Heart

6.7/10 IMDB

A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order to be near the woman he loves, a European princess.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Kitty Carlisle, Roland Young, Alison Skipworth, Reginald Owen, William Frawley, Marian Mansfield, Cecilia Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Arthur Housman ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1934-12-28
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Kid Millions

Kid Millions

6.7/10 IMDB

A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy, Berton Churchill, Warren Hymer, Paul Harvey, Jesse Block, Eva Sully, Otto Hoffman ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany
Release date: 1934-11-10
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Twenty Million Sweethearts

Twenty Million Sweethearts

6.4/10 IMDB

Unscrupulous agent Rush Blake makes singing waiter Buddy Clayton a big radio star while Peggy Cornell, who has lost her own radio show, helps Buddy.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, The Mills Brothers, Allen Jenkins, Grant Mitchell, Joseph Cawthorn, Joan Wheeler, Henry O'Neill, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1934-05-26
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Waltzes from Vienna

Waltzes from Vienna

5.8/10 IMDB

The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Esmond Knight, Jessie Matthews, Fay Compton, Frank Vosper, Robert Hale, Charles Heslop, Hindle Edgar, Marcus Barron, Betty Huntley-Wright ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1934-03-15
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Music in the Air

Music in the Air

6.0/10 IMDB

A songwriter's young daughter (June Lang) begins to dream of stardom when she's offered the lead role in a new operetta.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Douglass Montgomery, June Lang, Al Shean, Reginald Owen, Joseph Cawthorn, Hobart Bosworth, Sara Haden, Roger Imhof ..
Directed by: Joe May
Release date: 1934-12-13
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Wonder Bar

Wonder Bar

6.6/10 IMDB

Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves Harry, but he is in love with Liane, the wife of a wealthy business man. Al Wonder and the conductor/singer Tommy are in love with Inez. When Inez finds out that Harry wants to leave Paris and is going to the USA with Liane, she kills him.

Starring: Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del Río, Ricardo Cortez, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ruth Donnelly, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, Hal Le Roy ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1934-03-31
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Gentlemen Are Born

Gentlemen Are Born

6.3/10 IMDB

A well-cloistered and protected-against-reality group of college students get their diplomas in the heart of the Great Depression, and quickly learn that the piece of paper the diploma is written on is worth about eighteen-dollars-a-week in the job-market...for the lucky ones. Some of them fare even worse.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Jean Muir, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Ross Alexander, Dick Foran, Charles Starrett, Russell Hicks, Robert Light, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1934-11-17
Best Music Movies of 1934 : The Chases of Pimple Street

The Chases of Pimple Street

6.8/10 IMDB

In order to get out of his boss's doghouse, Charley pairs his troublesome sister-in-law with an important client and inevitable complications result.

Starring: Charley Chase, Betty Mack, Ruthelma Stevens, Hattie McDaniel, Gertrude Astor ..
Directed by: Charley Chase
Release date: 1934-12-22
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Happiness Ahead

Happiness Ahead

6.6/10 IMDB

Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.

Starring: Dick Powell, Josephine Hutchinson, John Halliday, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly, Dorothy Dare, Marjorie Gateson, Gavin Gordon, Russell Hicks ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1934-10-27
Best Music Movies of 1934 : We're Not Dressing

We're Not Dressing

6.0/10 IMDB

Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. She makes her way to an island with the help of singing sailor Stephen Jones. Her friend Edith, Uncle Hubert, and Princes Michael and Alexander make it to the same island but all prove to be useless in the art of survival. The sailor is the only one with the practical knowhow to survive but Doris and the others snub his leadership offer. That is until he starts a clam bake and wafts the fumes in their starving faces. The group gradually gives into his leadership, the only question now is if Doris will give into his charms.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Leon Errol, Ray Milland, Jay Henry ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1934-04-27
Best Music Movies of 1934 : One Night of Love

One Night of Love

5.7/10 IMDB

Mary Barrett is an aspiring opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their relationship develops into love. But, jealousy and misunderstandings prevent Mary and Guilio from acknowledging their true feelings.

Starring: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie, Jessie Ralph, Andrés de Segurola, Rosemary Glosz, Nydia Westman, Luis Alberni, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1934-07-16
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Radio Parade of 1935

Radio Parade of 1935

6.3/10 IMDB

One of the first screen outings for Will Hay. Hay plays the Director General of the National Broadcasting Group (NBG) who hides away in his office unaware that the general feeling about his programming is that it is too high-brow and the public are not happy. However, when he discovers this he decides to take action and promotes Jimmy, his Head of the Complaints Department, to Programme Director. Jimmy decides that a series of variety spectaculars are what the public want and sets about hiring the acts. But obstacles are put in his way and he discovers that the NBG has its own cluster of wannabe variety stars.

Starring: Will Hay, Helen Chandler, Clifford Mollison, Davy Burnaby, Alfred Drayton, Billy Bennett, Lily Morris, Nellie Wallace, Teddy Joyce ..
Directed by: Arthur B. Woods
Release date: 1934-12-12
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Cockeyed Cavaliers

Cockeyed Cavaliers

6.4/10 IMDB

Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd, Dorothy Lee, Noah Beery, Robert Greig, Henry Sedley, Billy Gilbert, Franklin Pangborn, Alfred P. James ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1934-06-29

Murder at the Vanities

6.5/10 IMDB

Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack is offering to let him see the show from an unusual viewpoint after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered woman and Bill immediately suspects Eric of the crime.

Starring: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael, Jessie Ralph, Charles Middleton, Gail Patrick, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1934-05-18
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall

7.1/10 IMDB

An aunt objects to the romance between her niece and a neighbour's nephew, and steps in to put an end to the love affair – with comic consequences...

Starring: Bobby Howes, Marian Marsh, Margaret Bannerman, Viola Lyel, Bertha Belmore, Syd Crossley, Mary Sheridan, Freddie Watts, Stewart Granger, Henry B. Longhurst ..
Directed by: John Daumery
Release date: 1934-06-20

Hips, Hips, Hooray!

6.4/10 IMDB

Hips, Hips, Hooray! is a 1934 slapstick comedy film starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Thelma Todd, and Dorothy Lee.

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd, Dorothy Lee, George Meeker, Ruth Etting, Phyllis Barry, Matt Briggs, James P. Burtis, Spencer Charters ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1934-02-02
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Betty Boop's Rise to Fame

Betty Boop's Rise to Fame

6.2/10 IMDB

A reporter interviews Max Fleischer about his creation, and Betty illustrates with excerpts from three prior cartoons.

Starring: Cab Calloway, Mae Questel, Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1934-05-18
Best Music Movies of 1934 : And She Learned About Dames

And She Learned About Dames

6.1/10 IMDB

Students at New York's Rovina Finishing School for Girls send their photographs to the makers of Claybury's Beauty Soap, in the hope of being chosen as "Miss Complexion of 1934." Martha Howson wins the contest, which includes a trip to Hollywood and a tour of the Warner Brothers lot with Lyle Talbot. When she gets to the studio, all she wants to do is meet Dick Powell, star of the new Warner Brothers film Dames (1934).

Starring: Lyle Talbot, Martha Merrill, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Ethelreda Leopold, Zasu Pitts, Dick Powell ..
Release date: 1934-03-27

Hollywood Party

6.0/10 IMDB

Jimmy Durante is jungle movie star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. When Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws him a big Hollywood star-studded party so that he might use the lions in his next movie. But, his film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl, Polly Moran, Charles Butterworth, Eddie Quillan, June Clyde, Lupe Vélez, George Givot ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski, Allan Dwan, Edmund Goulding, Russell Mack, Charles Reisner, Roy Rowland, George Stevens, Sam Wood
Release date: 1934-05-24
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Good Morning, Eve!

Good Morning, Eve!

6.0/10 IMDB

Adam and Eve are in the Garden of Eden preparing their latest meal. After the meal, they take a stroll through time. They make a few stops along the way for some musical interludes. These stops include in the Gardens of Emperor Nero of Rome for a concert circa 100 A.D., in King Arthur's court, and at a beach resort in current times.

Starring: Leon Errol, June MacCloy, Vernon Dent, Maxine Doyle ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1934-09-22

The Broken Melody

5.9/10 IMDB

A composer goes to Devil's Island for killing his wife's lover, then writes an opera about it.

Starring: John Garrick, Margot Grahame, Merle Oberon, Austin Trevor, Charles Carson, Conway Dixon, Harry Terry, Andreas Malandrinos, Toni Edgar-Bruce, Stella Rho ..
Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
Release date: 1934-12-02
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Blossom Time

Blossom Time

6.7/10 IMDB

World-renowned tenor Richard Tauber features in a dramatisation of the life of Schubert, focusing on the composer's unrequited love for a dance master's daughter.

Starring: Richard Tauber, Jane Baxter, Carl Esmond, Athene Seyler, Paul Graetz, Charles Carson, Marguerite Allan, Edward Chapman, Lester Matthews, Gibb McLaughlin ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1934-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Jolly Little Elves

Jolly Little Elves

6.0/10 IMDB

A poor shoemaker and his wife have only a stale donut and a cup of coffee left to share. An elf drops by, and they offer to share with him. He teaches them (in song) to dunk the donut in the coffee. Later, as they sleep, he brings several other elves back, and they work through the night making shoes in humorous ways. The shoes are a success. Soon, the shoemaker and his wife are quite prosperous. They treat the elves to a feast of donuts and coffee, and the elves treat us to another chorus of "Dunk! Dunk! Dunk!".

Starring: Bernice Hansen ..
Directed by: Manuel Moreno
Release date: 1934-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Strictly Dynamite

Strictly Dynamite

5.6/10 IMDB

A failed poet ends up becoming a gag writer for a bombastic comedian.

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Norman Foster, Lupe Vélez, William Gargan, Marian Nixon, Eugene Pallette, Sterling Holloway, Minna Gombell, Leila Bennett, Franklin Pangborn ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1934-05-11
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Sweet Adeline

Sweet Adeline

5.5/10 IMDB

In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But Sid frets as Adeline spends increasing amounts of time with the dashing Major Day.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Donald Woods, Hugh Herbert, Ned Sparks, Joseph Cawthorn, Wini Shaw, Louis Calhern, Nydia Westman, Dorothy Dare, Phil Regan ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1934-12-29
Best Music Movies of 1934 : George White's Scandals

George White's Scandals

6.3/10 IMDB

Reporter Miss Lee is looking for a story and approaches George White as he's assembling the latest edition of his famous revue. As it turns out, she has lots of backstage gossip to choose from

Starring: Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Durante, Alice Faye, Adrienne Ames, Gregory Ratoff, Cliff Edwards, Dixie Dunbar, George White, Gertrude Michael, Warren Hymer ..
Directed by: Thornton Freeland, Harry Lachman, George White
Release date: 1934-03-15
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

6.3/10 IMDB

Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Nancy Carroll, Jack Benny, Sydney Howard, Mitzi Green, Sid Silvers, Frank Parker, Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Morgan, Shirley Grey ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1934-11-02
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Susie's Affairs

Susie's Affairs

6.3/10 IMDB

Susie and her pals pretend they're society swells.

Starring: Betty Grable, Thelma White, Marion Byron, Gene Sheldon, Art Jarrett, Lois January, Red Stanley ..
Directed by: Archie Gottler
Release date: 1934-06-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Down to Their Last Yacht

Down to Their Last Yacht

4.7/10 IMDB

Left only with their yacht after going broke in the Great Depression, a high-society family sets sail for the South Seas. Screwball comedy, with songs.

Starring: Mary Boland, Polly Moran, Ned Sparks, Sidney Blackmer, Marjorie Gateson, Sidney Fox, Sterling Holloway, Irene Franklin, Charles Coleman, Maurice Black ..
Directed by: Paul Sloane
Release date: 1934-08-31
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Chu Chin Chow

Chu Chin Chow

6.1/10 IMDB

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Starring: Anna May Wong, George Robey, Fritz Kortner, John Garrick, Pearl Argyle, Malcolm 'Mr. Jetsam' McEachern, Dennis Hoey, Sydney Fairbrother, Laurence Hanray, Frank Cochrane ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1934-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove

Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove

5.4/10 IMDB

Several members of MGM's 'galaxy of stars' attend an evening of music and a fashion show.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Gary Cooper, Mary Pickford, Jack Oakie, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mack Brown, Toby Wing, Richard Cromwell, Mary Brian, Ann Sheridan ..
Directed by: Louis Lewyn
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

5.7/10 IMDB

Señor Martinez, a famous theater owner, visits a local café in Mexico because of its reputation for good food and to audition the famous dancer who performs there. Martinez tells the café owner that if the dancer is as good as he has heard, he will offer the dancer a contract to perform in his theater. The café's female singer hears about this and is determined that he won't leave the café without her.

Starring: Steffi Duna, Don Alvarado, Paul Porcasi, Eduardo Durant, Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band, Sam Appel, Chris-Pin Martin, Julian Rivero, Charles Stevens ..
Directed by: Lloyd Corrigan
Release date: 1934-08-31
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Holiday Land

Holiday Land

5.8/10 IMDB

Scrappy does not want to get up and go to school. As the days peel off his calendar, the dates representing holidays come to life. Father time, in particular, takes Scrappy on a holidays tour.

Starring: Beatrice Hagen, Marie Arbuckle, Barbara Whitson, Connee Boswell, Purv Pullen, Dorothy Compton, Beatrice Hagen, Mary Moder ..
Directed by: Sid Marcus
Release date: 1934-11-09

Flirtation Walk

5.6/10 IMDB

A private stationed in Hawaii gets involved with the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when he's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star her.

Starring: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O’Brien, Ross Alexander, John Arledge, John Eldredge, Henry O'Neill, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Frederick Burton, John Darrow ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1934 : Pettin' in the Park

Pettin' in the Park

5.3/10 IMDB

Another cartoon by Warner Brothers that is plugging a song from its movie "Gold Diggers of 1933".

Directed by: Bernard B. Brown
Release date: 1934-01-27

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