Best Music Movies of 1937

1.

A Day at the Races

5.3
7.5/10 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

3.9
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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Heidi
3.

Heidi

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Heidi is orphaned and her uncaring maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with her reclusive, grumpy paternal grandfather, Adolph Kramer. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her sweet ways and sheer love. When Dete later returns and steals Heidi away to become the companion of a rich man's wheelchair-bound daughter, the grandfather is heartsick to discover his little girl missing and immediately sets out to get her back.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley, Thomas Beck, Mary Nash, Sidney Blackmer, Pauline Moore, Marcia Mae Jones, Mady Christians ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1937-10-15
4.

Broadway Melody of 1938

3.6
6.7/10 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 : One Hundred Men and a Girl
5.

One Hundred Men and a Girl

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Leopold Stokowski, Adolphe Menjou, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert, Alma Kruger, J. Scott Smart, Frank Jenks ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1937-09-05
Best Music Movies of 1937 : A Damsel in Distress
6.

A Damsel in Distress

3.5
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 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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Hollywood Party
7.

Hollywood Party

3.2
4.8/10 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 : Over She Goes
8.

Over She Goes

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Plot and counter-plot jostle each other in this romantic comedy about a music-hall star who finds himself much in demand when he inherits a title!

Starring: Stanley Lupino, Claire Luce, Gina Malo, Max Baer, Laddie Cliff, Sally Gray, Syd Walker, Richard Murdoch, Judy Kelly, John Wood ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1937-08-16
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Double or Nothing
9.

Double or Nothing

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A philanthropist's will dictates that four people receive $5,000 apiece, 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.

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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : On the Avenue
10.

On the Avenue

2.9
6.7/10 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
11.

Maytime

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore, Herman Bing, Tom Brown, Lynne Carver, Rafaela Ottiano, Charles Judels, Paul Porcasi, Sig Ruman ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1937-03-26
12.

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

2.9
6.3/10 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: 1937-11-25
13.

The Firefly

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Nina Maria Azara is the beautiful and alluring singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Her mission is to seduce French Officers, in order for them to reveal Napolean's intentions toward Spain. She is sent to Bayonne, France to gather military secrets. Prior to this, she meets, Don Diego while performing at a club. Unknown to her, Don Diego is actually Captain Andre, who is sent to Spain to spy on her. While in France, Nina discovers Diego's true identity, only after she has fallen in love with him. Nina Maria outwits her potential captors and returns to Spain, and goes into hiding. Napoleon's troops invade Spain, resulting in Nina's capture. In a strange twist of fate, Nina and Captain Andre are reunited, but, the 2 nations are now at war... Written by Kelly

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Warren William, Billy Gilbert, Douglass Dumbrille, Henry Daniell, Leonard Penn, Tom Rutherford, Belle Mitchell, George Zucco ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1937-11-05
14.

Skeleton Frolics

2.8
6.7/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Woodland Café
15.

Woodland Café

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Bugs of all kinds convene on a jazz club for an evening of fun.

Starring: Carrie Collins, Jimmie Cushman, Margie Hines, C.B. Johnson, James Miller, Thelma Porter, Eddie Prinz, Duke Upshaw, Clarrie Collins, Elvia Allman ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1937-03-13
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Postal Union
16.

Postal Union

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A telegraph postal union worker has no luck when asks a pretty co-worker to marry him. She says he'd have to be a magician to get her to say yes. Things are complicated when, as a favor to a stuttering acquaintance, he takes his overweight girlfriend to the movies to propose to her by proxy. Unfortunately the pretty co-worker spots him with her in the theater, so he begins to learn magic tricks.

Starring: Georgie Price, Vera Dunn, Marilyn Marlowe, Toni Lane, Eddie Bruce, Alice Murphy ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1937-09-11
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Wake Up and Live
17.

Wake Up and Live

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell.

Starring: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Alice Faye, Patsy Kelly, Ned Sparks, Jack Haley, Walter Catlett, Grace Bradley, Joan Davis, Leah Ray ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1937-08-23
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Ali Baba Goes to Town
18.

Ali Baba Goes to Town

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

While visiting Hollywood a starstruck movie fan (Eddie Cantor) fantasizes about himself cast in an Arabian adventure. Director David Butler's comedy--with many songs--also features Tony Martin, Roland Young, Gypsy Rose Lee (billed as Rose Hovick), John Carradine, June Lang, Virginia Field, Charles Lane, The Peters Sisters and many big-name guest stars playing themselves.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang, Gypsy Rose Lee, John Carradine, Virginia Field, Jeni Le Gon, Douglass Dumbrille, Alan Dinehart ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1937-10-29
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Hollywood Hotel
19.

Hollywood Hotel

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

After losing a coveted role in an upcoming film to another actress, screen queen Mona Marshall (Lola Lane) protests by refusing to appear at her current movie's premiere. Her agent discovers struggling actress Virginia Stanton (Rosemary Lane) -- an exact match for Mona -- and sends her to the premiere instead, with young musician Ronnie Bowers (Dick Powell). After various mishaps, including a case of mistaken identity, Ronnie and Virginia struggle to find success in Hollywood.

Starring: Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Hugh Herbert, Ted Healy, Glenda Farrell, Johnnie Davis, Louella Parsons, Alan Mowbray, Mabel Todd ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1937-12-20
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Top of the Town
20.

Top of the Town

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

In this musical set in swingin' Manhattan, an heiress plans a ballet in the famous Moonbeam ballroom located atop a 100-story skyscraper. Unfortunately, the attending audience is quite bored until someone starts the place swinging. Musical numbers include: "Blame It on the Rhumba," "Where Are You?" "Jamboree," "Top of the Town," "I Feel That Foolish Feeling Coming On," "There's No Two Ways About It," "Fireman Save My Child"

Starring: Doris Nolan, George Murphy, Ella Logan, Hugh Herbert, Gerald Oliver Smith, Mischa Auer, Gregory Ratoff, Peggy Ryan, J. Scott Smart, Ray Mayer ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy, Sam White, Walter Lang
Release date: 1937-04-17
Best Music Movies of 1937 : A Car-Tune Portrait
21.

A Car-Tune Portrait

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An orchestra puts on a symphony.

Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1937-06-26
Best Music Movies of 1937 : The Girl in the Taxi
22.

The Girl in the Taxi

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

In this British musical, set in Paris, an apparently upstanding husband and father spends his nights fooling around with wild women. His son, wanting to be just like his dad, begins dating a seductive widow--the same widow his father has been seeing. Trouble ensues when the father refuses to let his daughter marry her true love. When the fiancée learns of the father-son shenanigans, he begins blackmailing them into letting him marry the daughter.

Starring: Frances Day, Henri Garat, Lawrence Grossmith, Jean Gillie, Mackenzie Ward, John Deverell, Helen Haye, Ben Field, Albert Whelan, Laurence Hanray ..
Directed by: André Berthomieu
Release date: 1937-09-02
Best Music Movies of 1937 : You Can't Have Everything
23.

You Can't Have Everything

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...

Starring: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger, Gypsy Rose Lee, Arthur Treacher, Tony Martin, Phyllis Brooks, Wally Vernon, Louis Prima, George Davis ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1937-08-02
Best Music Movies of 1937 : High, Wide and Handsome
24.

High, Wide and Handsome

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson, Raymond Walburn, Charles Bickford, Akim Tamiroff, Ben Blue, William Frawley, Alan Hale ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1937-07-21
Best Music Movies of 1937 : MGM Christmas Trailer
25.

MGM Christmas Trailer

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

In November 1937, Judy Garland sang "Silent Night, Holy Night" with the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers of Long Beach, California. MGM filmed the event in color for use in their 1937 Christmas trailer. The trailer opens with a shot of a small rural church in the snow, lighted up in the dark of night - a Christmas card effect. The camera then moves inside where we see Judy singing at the front of the choir.

Starring: Judy Garland ..
Release date: 1937-12-16
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Ups and Downs
26.

Ups and Downs

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

An elevator operator and an engaged girl in love dodge the girl's fiancee and attempt to win over her father.

Starring: June Allyson, Phil Silvers, Hal Le Roy, Toni Lane, Fred Hillebrand, Reed Brown Jr., Alexander Campbell ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1937-10-09
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Talent Scout
27.

Talent Scout

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

A Hollywood heartthrob helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.

Starring: Donald Woods, Jeanne Madden, Fred Lawrence, Rosalind Marquis, Joseph Crehan, Charles Halton, Teddy Hart, Mary Treen, Robert Paige, Al Herman ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1937-07-24
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Border Cafe
28.

Border Cafe

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

The spoiled, hard-partying son of a senator runs away from home after being reprimanded by his father, finds himself down-on-his luck in a tiny western town, and is rehabilitated through the friendship and wisdom of a kind and patient rancher.

Starring: John Beal, Harry Carey, George Irving, J. Carrol Naish, Armida, Marjorie Lord, Leona Roberts, Lee Patrick, Paul Fix, Max Wagner ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1937-06-04
29.

Rosalie

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver, Ray Bolger, Ilona Massey, Billy Gilbert, Reginald Owen, Tom Rutherford, Clay Clement ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1937-12-24
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Hotel a la Swing
30.

Hotel a la Swing

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

In this musical-comedy short, an out-of-work theatre troupe assumes management of the debt-ridden Grand Majestic Hotel.

Starring: Eddie Foy Jr., Lane Tree & Edwards, Marcia Wayne, Nina Tinova, Dimitri, John Guy Sampsel, Rose Kessner ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1937-03-13
Best Music Movies of 1937 : The Girl Said No
31.

The Girl Said No

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Jimmie Allen, a shady bookie, is in love with Pearl Proctor, a greedy dance hall girl. He schemes to get her back after she rejects him; and along the way, he revives a failing Gilbert and Sullivan troupe.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Irene Hervey, Paula Stone, Edward Brophy, William Danforth, Vera Ross, Holmes Herbert, Richard Tucker, Harry Tyler, Gwili Andre ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1937-09-18
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Waikiki Wedding
32.

Waikiki Wedding

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Tony Marvin is a laid back but incredibly successful promoter and fair-haired boy for J. P. Todhunter's pineapple company located in beautiful Hawaii. He gets the company to sponsor a contest in which the winner gets a Hawaiian vacation and is obligated to write articles on the islands which, when published, will constitute a publicity coup for the company. Unfortunately, Georgia Smith, the winner, feels lonely and isolated in the Islands and wants to return to the States. With help from buddy Shad Buggle Tony tries to romantically divert Georgia without letting her know his true motivation.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross, George Barbier, Leif Erickson, Grady Sutton, Granville Bates, Anthony Quinn, Mitchell Lewis, George Regas ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1937-03-23
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Make a Wish
33.

Make a Wish

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Canary-voiced boy wonder Bobby Breen once more croons his way into our hearts in Make a Wish. While vacationing at a boys' camp, the rambunctious Breen befriends famed composer Basil Rathbone. Stuck for an inspiration for his latest operetta, Rathbone at last finds it when he meets Breen's gorgeous mother Marion Claire, a popular singer. Alas, her stiff-necked fiance Ralph Forbes refuses to allow her to return to the stage, whereupon Rathbone spirals into a depression -- and even worse, a profound case of writers' block. But Little-Mister-Fixit Breen manages to patch up everything just in time for Claire to debut in Rathbone's latest masterpiece. Offering much-needed comedy relief are Henry Armetta, Leon Errol and Donald Meek as a trio of parasitic would-be songwriters. Make a Wish was based on a story by Gertrude Berg, of "Molly Goldberg" fame.

Starring: Bobby Breen, Basil Rathbone, Henry Armetta, Donald Meek, Leon Errol, Billy Lee, Ralph Forbes, Leonid Kinskey, Herbert Rawlinson, Spencer Charters ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1937-09-01
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Varsity Show
34.

Varsity Show

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Winfield College students rebel against a stodgy professor who won't permit "swing" music be played in their varsity show. They appeal to a big Broadway alumnus and have him direct their show. What they don't know is that this "star's" last three shows were flops.

Starring: Dick Powell, Ted Healy, Rosemary Lane, Priscilla Lane, Walter Catlett, Johnnie Davis, Ford Washington Lee, John 'Bubbles' Sublett, Fred Waring, Sterling Holloway ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1937-09-04
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
35.

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

In this musical comedy, a crooked record producer uses his mob connections to force performers to do their stuff. The trouble really begins when the gangster's strong-arm tactics nearly cause a singer to lose his fiancée. A wide variety of entertainers appear including cowboy crooner Gene Autry, baseball hero Joe DiMaggio, and big band stars Cab Calloway, Ted Lewis, and the Kay Thompson Singers. Songs include "Mamma I Wanna Make Rhythm," "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round," "Heaven?," "I Owe You," and "It's Round-up Time in Reno."

Starring: Phil Regan, Leo Carrillo, Ann Dvorak, Tamara Geva, James Gleason, Gene Autry, Joe DiMaggio, Henry Armetta, Luis Alberni, Max Terhune ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1937-11-26
Best Music Movies of 1937 : She Had to Eat
36.

She Had to Eat

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

An Arizona gas station owner faces comic adventures after traveling with an eccentric millionaire to New City, where he meets up with a small-time con woman and is repeatedly mistaken for a gangster.

Starring: Jack Haley, Rochelle Hudson, Eugene Pallette, Arthur Treacher, Douglas Fowley, John Qualen, Tom Kennedy, Franklin Pangborn, Tom Dugan, Lynn Bari ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1937-07-02
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Swing High, Swing Low
37.

Swing High, Swing Low

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success. Fame and fortune go to his head which eventually destroys his relationship Maggie and his career.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Charles Butterworth, Jean Dixon, Dorothy Lamour, Harvey Stephens, Cecil Cunningham, Charles Arnt, Franklin Pangborn, Anthony Quinn ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1937-03-12
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Thrill of a Lifetime
38.

Thrill of a Lifetime

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

"Howdy" Nelson believes there is no such think as real love and that romance can be cooked up between any eligible persons (of the opposite sex.) He is so imbued with the idea that he has established a summer camp for that reason,and has written a play on the subject. The Yacht Club Boys visit the camp, misrepresenting themselves as Broadway producers, and the talented guest of the camp put on Nelson's play...which all ends up with a lot of marriage mating; Judy and Skipper, Betty Jane and Stanley and...Gwen and "Howdy,' the guy who was positive there was no such thing as true love.

Starring: Betty Grable, Judy Canova, Ben Blue, Buster Crabbe, Dorothy Lamour, Franklin Pangborn, Leif Erickson, Eleanore Whitney, Johnny Downs, Si Jenks ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1937-12-03
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Vogues of 1938
39.

Vogues of 1938

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An early Technicolor musical that concentrates on the fashions of the late 1930s, this film was reissued under the title All This and Glamour Too. The top models of the era, including several who are advertising household products, are in the cast. The plot centers around a chic boutique, whose owner, George Curson (Warner Baxter), tries hard to please his customers while keeping peace with his unhappy wife. A wealthy young woman, Wendy Van Klettering (Joan Bennett), decides to take a job as a model at the fashion house, just to amuse herself, but her presence annoys Curson, who must put together the best possible show to compete with rival fashion houses at the Seven Arts Ball. The film includes several hit songs, including the Oscar-nominated "That Old Feeling" by Sammy Fain and Lew Brown.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Joan Bennett, Helen Vinson, Mischa Auer, Alan Mowbray, Jerome Cowan, Alma Kruger, Marjorie Gateson, Penny Singleton, Polly Rowles ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1937-08-18
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Rose of Tralee
40.

Rose of Tralee

2.4
4.7/10 IMDB

An Irish singer heads to America to seek fame and fortune. Once successful he returns home to search for his family.

Starring: Fred Conyngham, Dorothy Dare, Binkie Stuart, Kathleen O'Regan, Talbot O'Farrell, C. Denier Warren, Harry Adnes, Sydney Fairbrother, Patrick Ludlow, Hamilton Keene ..
Directed by: Oswald Mitchell
Release date: 1937-04-01
41.

The Little Maestro

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

A silent, little man carrying a violin case wanders into the kitchen of a swanky nightclub looking for a meal. The chef takes pity on him and convinces the nightclub's owner that the man is actually a world-famous artist. The owner insists that the man perform for his customers. That's when the fun begins.

Starring: Jerry Bergen, Billy Gray, Adia Kuznetzoff, James Nolan, Richard Tucker ..
Directed by: Joseph Sherman
Release date: 1937-03-26
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Rhythm in the Clouds
42.

Rhythm in the Clouds

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Judy Walker is a poor songwriter who, through mistaken identity, gets her songs played on the radio.

Starring: Patricia Ellis, Warren Hull, Zeffie Tilbury, William Newell, Richard Carle, Charles Judels, Joyce Compton, Robert Paige, Esther Howard, Suzanne Kaaren ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1937-06-21
43.

Clean Pastures

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

The Lord sees that the stock value of "Pair-o-dice" is dropping on the exchange so he dispatches a slow-witted and slow-talking angel to sinful Harlem to recruit new customers. When this fails, God finds success sending a group of musical angels with a little more swing in their style, so much so that even the Devil wants to join up!

Starring: Mel Blanc, The Four Blackbirds, Danny Webb ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1937-05-22
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
44.

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.

Starring: Kenny Baker, Frank McHugh, Alice Brady, Gertrude Michael, Jane Wyman, John Eldredge, Henry O'Neill, Harry Davenport, Ferris Taylor, Linda Perry ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1937-08-11
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Merry Go Round of 1938
45.

Merry Go Round of 1938

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

Two screwy characters travel to Hollywood and cause mischief.

Starring: Bert Lahr, Billy House, Alice Brady, Mischa Auer, Joy Hodges, Louise Fazenda, Hattie McDaniel, Jimmy Savo, John 'Dusty' King, Barbara Read ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1937-11-14
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Hittin' the Trail
46.

Hittin' the Trail

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

his was one of the earlier uses of Robert Tansey's favorite plot (only the 3rd time he had trotted it out of the stable, but he got six more films out of it in later years) in which a group of outlaws (wrongly jailed this time) are let out to join up with the good guys against a worse bunch of outlaws. And, not unusual in the B-western genre, most of the production crew wore several hats; director Robert N. Bradbury and supervisor Lindsley Parsons wrote a song for Tommy Bupp, one of the actually good kid actors of the time who proved real quick-like that singing wasn't his strong suit, while Robert Emmett Tansey worked three jobs under three names... Robert Emmett on story and screenplay, Robert Tansey as the production manager and Al Lane as the assistant director. And, for a change, music director Frank Sanucci actually earned a composers' credit as he did write a song... Written by Les Adams

Starring: Tex Ritter, Jerry Bergh, Tommy Bupp, Earl Dwire, Charles King, 'Snub' Pollard, Ed Cassidy, Jack C. Smith, Archie Ricks, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1937-04-03
Best Music Movies of 1937 : I'll Take Romance
47.

I'll Take Romance

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Theater manager James Guthrie's (Melvyn Douglas) career depends on famed soprano Elsa Terry (Grace Moore) singing in his Buenos Aires opera house, however, Elsa breaks the contract in favor of a more lucrative deal in Paris. Desperate, James begins showering her with flowers and candy in an attempt to woo her to the Argentinian opera house. When Elsa overhears James confess to his friend Pancho that he'd be willing to resort to kidnapping to get Elsa to Argentina, she mistakenly believes his motives to be solely romantic.

Starring: Grace Moore, Melvyn Douglas, Helen Westley, Stuart Erwin, Margaret Hamilton, Walter Kingsford, Richard Carle, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Esther Muir, Frank Forest ..
Directed by: Edward H. Griffith
Release date: 1937-11-17
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Hitting a New High
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Hitting a New High

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

A Paris cabaret singer dreams of becoming a Metropolitan Opera singer. A press agent arranges her Manhattan debut by way of Africa.

Starring: Lily Pons, Jack Oakie, John Howard, Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, Eduardo Ciannelli, Luis Alberni, Vinton Hayworth, Leonard Carey, John Howard ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1937-12-24
49.

Pick a Star

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to Hollywood and achieves movie stardom with the help of a publicity man.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, Rosina Lawrence, Mischa Auer, Lyda Roberti, Charles Halton, Tom Dugan, Russell Hicks ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1937-05-21
Best Music Movies of 1937 : You're a Sweetheart
50.

You're a Sweetheart

2.0
5.7/10 IMDB

A Broadway producer is in a quandary when he discovers that the opening of his newest big production coincides with that of a major charity event. He despairs that the show will close after opening night until an ingenious writer suggests that he simply give the production snob-appeal by making the tickets nearly impossible to get by fabricating a story that they were all purchased by a flamboyant Texas oil baron who is totally besotted by the show's star.

Starring: Alice Faye, George Murphy, Ken Murray, Charles Winninger, Andy Devine, William Gargan, Tony Labriola, Frank Jenks, Frances Hunt, Casper Reardon ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1937-12-26

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