Best Music Movies of 1938


Alexander's Ragtime Band

7.0/10 IMDB

Classical violinist, Roger Grant disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with the band's singer, Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend and, when Roger returns home after the war, an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman, Jack Haley, Jean Hersholt, Helen Westley, John Carradine, Paul Hurst, Wally Vernon ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1938-05-24
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Carefree


7.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Tony Flagg's friend Steven has problems in the relationship with his fiancée Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Tony. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with him. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear, Jack Carson, Clarence Kolb, Franklin Pangborn, Walter Kingsford, Kay Sutton, Bobby Barber ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1938-09-02

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

7.1/10 IMDB

Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Phyllis Brooks, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, Bill Robinson, Raymond Scott, Alan Dinehart ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1938-03-18

Four Daughters

6.9/10 IMDB

Musician Adam Lemp and his four equally musical daughters, Emma, Ann, Kay, and Thea, live happily together. Each daughter has an upstanding young man for whom she cares. However, the arrival of a cynical, slovenly young composer named Mickey Borden turns the household upside-down, and romantic and tragic complications ensue.

Starring: Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, John Garfield, Frank McHugh, May Robson, Gale Page, Dick Foran, Vera Lewis, Tom Dugan, Eddie Acuff ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-08-09

Swiss Miss

6.7/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie are mousetrap salesmen hoping for better business in Switzerland, with Stan's theory that because there is more cheese in Switzerland, there should be more mice.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Grete Natzler, Walter Woolf King, Eric Blore, Adia Kuznetzoff, Charles Judels, Ludovico Tomarchio, Franz Hug, Jean De Briac ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1938-05-20

The Great Waltz

6.5/10 IMDB

Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.

Starring: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert, Lionel Atwill, Curt Bois, Leonid Kinskey, Al Shean, Minna Gombell, George Houston ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1938-11-04

Ideas in Search of Light

7.2/10 IMDB

Black-and-white abstract animated short of light, shadows, and reflections by The Dodals (Karel Dodal (1900-1986) in collaboration with his wife, Irena Dodalová).

Directed by: Karel Dodal, Irena Dodalová
Release date: 1938-08-31
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Mad About Music

Mad About Music

7.2/10 IMDB

A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Herbert Marshall, Gail Patrick, Arthur Treacher, William Frawley, Marcia Mae Jones, Helen Parrish, Jackie Moran, Elisabeth Risdon, Nana Bryant ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1938-02-27
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Tres anclados en París

Tres anclados en París

6.9/10 IMDB

Three Argentines who live in Paris and dream of returning to Buenos Aires but lack resources for the passage, find their opportunity when a landowner, a business man and his daughter arrive in Paris. In a game of rigged poker the three anchors obtain the money for the passages from the newcomers; it happens however that the employer has made an embezzlement and will go to jail if he does not return the money. The character represented by Parravicini, who is the true father of his adopted daughter, gives him the money won to solve his problem and the three remain in Paris to see them in an end with the best poetry of Romero crossing a bridge under the mist , silent, once again anchored but with the happy sadness of recovered self-esteem.

Starring: Hugo del Carril, Enrique Serrano, Irma Córdoba, Tito Lusiardo, Florencio Parravicini ..
Directed by: Manuel Romero
Release date: 1938-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Swing Cat's Jamboree

Swing Cat's Jamboree

6.8/10 IMDB

"Swing cat" Louis Prima and his jazz quartette play songs and accompany featured singers and dancers.

Starring: Louis Prima, Lloyd Shirley, Ted Gary, Mitzi Dahl ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1938-08-06

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