Best Music Movies of 1935


Top Hat

7.7/10 IMDB

Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel room, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lucille Ball, Gino Corrado, Dennis O'Keefe, Leonard Mudie ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1935-08-29
Best Music Movies of 1935 : The Band Concert

The Band Concert

7.9/10 IMDB

Mickey is trying to lead a concert of The William Tell Overture, but he's continually disrupted by ice cream vendor Donald, who uses a seemingly endless supply of flutes to play Turkey in the Straw instead. After Donald gives up, a bee comes along and causes his own havoc. The band then reaches the Storm sequence, and the weather also starts to pick up; a tornado comes along, but they keep playing.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1935-02-23

Broadway Melody of 1936

6.8/10 IMDB

Lovely, gifted Irene Foster hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits to show him what he's missing!

Starring: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen, June Knight, Vilma Ebsen, Nick Long Jr., Robert Wildhack ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1935-09-20

Gold Diggers of 1935

6.9/10 IMDB

Romance strikes when a vacationing millionairess and her daughter and son spend their vacation at a posh New England resort.

Starring: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Hugh Herbert, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Joseph Cawthorn, Grant Mitchell, Dorothy Dare ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1935-03-15

Curly Top

6.9/10 IMDB

Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson, Jane Darwell, Rafaela Ottiano, Esther Dale, Etienne Girardot, Arthur Treacher, Maurice Murphy, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1935-07-26
Best Music Movies of 1935 : Page Miss Glory

Page Miss Glory

6.7/10 IMDB

A country girl goes to the city and gets a job in a posh hotel, and winds up becoming an instant celebrity thanks to an ambitious photographer.

Starring: Marion Davies, Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor, Frank McHugh, Lyle Talbot, Allen Jenkins, Barton MacLane, Patsy Kelly, Hobart Cavanaugh ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1935-09-07
Best Music Movies of 1935 : Go Into Your Dance

Go Into Your Dance

6.1/10 IMDB

An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.

Starring: Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Patsy Kelly, Akim Tamiroff, Helen Morgan, Sharon Lynn, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Phil Regan ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1935-04-20

Naughty Marietta

6.7/10 IMDB

A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with a mercenary.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester, Douglass Dumbrille, Joseph Cawthorn, Cecilia Parker, Walter Kingsford, Greta Meyer, Akim Tamiroff ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1935-03-29
Best Music Movies of 1935 : Mississippi


6.6/10 IMDB

A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceé's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him.

Starring: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Gail Patrick, Queenie Smith, Claude Gillingwater, Ann Sheridan ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1935-03-22
Best Music Movies of 1935 : An All-Colored Vaudeville Show

An All-Colored Vaudeville Show

7.0/10 IMDB

Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers, a band that initially backs up Eunice Wilson and then sings "Tiger Rag".

Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1935-06-21

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