Best Music Movies of 1937

1.

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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : On the Avenue
2.

On the Avenue

2.7
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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : You Can't Have Everything
3.

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 : The Girl Said No
4.

The Girl Said No

2.7
6.5/10 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 : MGM Christmas Trailer
5.

MGM Christmas Trailer

2.7
7.3/10 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
6.

Rosalie

2.6
6.1/10 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 : Waikiki Wedding
7.

Waikiki Wedding

2.6
6.1/10 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 : Thrill of a Lifetime
8.

Thrill of a Lifetime

2.5
6.1/10 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 : Rose of Tralee
9.

Rose of Tralee

2.4
4.4/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1937 : New Faces of 1937
10.

New Faces of 1937

2.0
5.8/10 IMDB

A crooked producer makes money from Broadway flops by selling more than 100% interest to multiple parties. He only fails if it makes a profit.

Starring: Joe Penner, Milton Berle, Harry Parke, Harriet Nelson, William Brady, Jerome Cowan, Thelma Leeds, Tommy Mack, Bert Gordon, Lorraine Krueger ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1937-07-02

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