Best Music Movies of 1937

1.

Shall We Dance

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Ballet star Pete 'Petrov' Peters 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
2.

Heidi

3.8
7.3/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : A Damsel in Distress
3.

A Damsel in Distress

3.7
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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Double Or Nothing
4.

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
5.

Broadway Melody of 1938

3.1
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
6.

MGM Christmas Trailer

2.9
7.4/10 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
7.

Maytime

2.8
7.3/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : On the Avenue
8.

On the Avenue

2.7
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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : Hollywood Hotel
9.

Hollywood Hotel

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn't want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and Ronny. Ronny finds work as singing waiter in a drive in, and is spotted by a director of the same studio, who wants him to lend his voice for an leading actor in a musical.

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 : You Can't Have Everything
10.

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

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