Best Music Movies of 1937

1.

A Day at the Races

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, Leonard Ceeley, Douglass Dumbrille, Esther Muir ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1937-06-11
2.

Shall We Dance

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Ballet star Petrov arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for but barely knows. By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie has churned through the rumour mill and turned into a hot gossip item—that the two celebrities are secretly married.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gallian, William Brisbane, Harriet Hoctor, Charles Coleman, Richard Tucker ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1937-05-07
3.

Broadway Melody of 1938

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Binnie Barnes, Buddy Ebsen, Sophie Tucker, Judy Garland, Charles Igor Gorin, Raymond Walburn, Robert Benchley ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1937-08-20
Best Music Movies of 1937 : A Damsel in Distress
4.

A Damsel in Distress

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau (bumping into dancer Jerry Halliday, instead), she is restricted to the castle to curb her scandalous behavior. Albert then summons Jerry to Alyce's aid in order to "protect his investment."

Starring: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine, Reginald Gardiner, Ray Noble, Constance Collier, Montagu Love, Harry Watson, Jan Duggan ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1937-11-19
5.

Hollywood Party

3.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Elissa Landi and Charley Chase (playing Asian Charley Chan Chase) host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood. After introducing a few Hollywood luminaries who are attending the party, they present a number of musical and/or dance performances to entertain the crowd. This set of performances also includes ethnic Chinese actress Anna May Wong modeling some fashions she brought back from her first ever trip to China. Through it all, one of the guests, already inebriated, is having a few problems mixing and serving the cocktails he wants.

Starring: Elissa Landi, Charley Chase, Joe Morrison, Leon Errol, Clark Gable, Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown, Freddie Bartholomew, Sunnie O'Dea, Anna May Wong ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1937-04-03
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Double Or Nothing
6.

Double Or Nothing

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

In this lively musical, an eccentric philanthropist's will dictates that four people receive $5,000 with the stipulation that the first one who can double the amount-- without dishonesty-- will win a cool million. Hindering the four are the avaricious relatives of the late millionaire. Songs include: "It's On, It's Off," "Double or Nothing," "Listen My Children," "Smarty," "The Moon Got in My Eyes" and "After You."

Starring: Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Andy Devine, Mary Carlisle, William Frawley, Samuel S. Hinds, Benny Baker, William Henry, Fay Holden, Bert Hanlon ..
Directed by: Theodore Reed
Release date: 1937-09-17
7.

The Robber Symphony

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A bag of loot is stashed in a piano that belongs to a family of traveling entertainers. A gang of robbers tries to get the loot back, and though they kddnap two members of the troop, the third, a young boy, has run off with the piano.

Starring: Françoise Rosay, Magda Sonja, George Graves, Jim Gérald, Henri Valbel ..
Directed by: Friedrich Fehér
Release date: 1937-07-01
Best Music Movies of 1937 : On the Avenue
8.

On the Avenue

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.

Starring: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, George Barbier, Alan Mowbray, Douglas Fowley, Joan Davis ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1937-02-12
9.

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Cricket West is a hopeful actress with a plan and a pair of vocal chords that bring down the house. Along with her eccentric aunt, she plays host to the local jockeys, whose leader is the cocky but highly skilled Timmie Donovan. A young English gentleman comes to town convincing Donovan to ride his horse in a high stakes race.

Starring: Judy Garland, Ronald Sinclair, Mickey Rooney, C. Aubrey Smith, Sophie Tucker, Forrester Harvey, Charles D. Brown, Frankie Darro, Henry Kolker, Helen Troy ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1937-12-03
10.

Skeleton Frolics

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Ub Iwerks dusts off the skeletons from his early-Disney days and puts them to work at Columbia… in a graveyard replete with eerie owls and surrealistic bats, skeletons begin to rise from their graves and form a loosely-jointed band.

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1937-01-29

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