Best Music Movies of 1938

1.

Alexander's Ragtime Band

3.8
6.9/10 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
2.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

3.6
7.0/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Carefree
3.

Carefree

3.6
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
4.

Four Daughters

3.6
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
5.

The Great Waltz

3.3
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
6.

Ideas in Search of Light

3.2
6.9/10 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
7.

Mad About Music

3.1
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
8.

Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The scene is set at Billy Rose's Casa Manana Revue, filmed at the Fort Worth Frontier Fiesta (1937), an enormous production created as part of the Texas Centennial civic celebrations. The opening song, "The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful" emanated from the first edition of the Revue and became a hit song on two continents in 1936.

Starring: Lee Dixon, Virginia Grey, Peggy Ryan, Billy Rose, Harriet Hoctor ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1938-04-26
Best Music Movies of 1938 : College Swing
9.

College Swing

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Gracie Alden tries to graduate from college to get an inheritance.

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton, Florence George, Ben Blue, Betty Grable, Jackie Coogan, John Payne ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1938-04-29
10.

Listen, Darling

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

To stop Pinkie's widowed, struggling mother Dottie from marrying a well-off older man they know she doesn't love, teenager Pinkie and her best friend Buzz kidnap her in the family travel trailer to live a carefree life on the open road. They then get the idea to find Dottie a financially secure husband whom both she and Pinkie would like.

Starring: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, Alan Hale, Scotty Beckett, Gene Lockhart, Charley Grapewin, Barnett Parker, Edgar Dearing ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1938-10-21
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Little Miss Broadway
11.

Little Miss Broadway

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.

Starring: Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante, Phyllis Brooks, Edna May Oliver, George Barbier, Edward Ellis, Jane Darwell, El Brendel, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1938-07-29
12.

The Great Philips Review

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Puppet animation of Bert Ambrose and His Orchestra performing. A Puppetoon animated short film.

Starring: Bert Ambrose, Sam Browne, Evelyn Dall ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1938-11-13
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Josette
13.

Josette

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

Starring: Don Ameche, Simone Simon, Robert Young, Joan Davis, Bert Lahr, Paul Hurst, William Collier Sr., Tala Birell, Lynn Bari, William Demarest ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1938-06-03
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Happy Landing
14.

Happy Landing

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Bandleader (Romero) and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.

Starring: Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman, Cesar Romero, Billy Gilbert, Wally Vernon, Leah Ray, El Brendel, Marcelle Corday ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1938-01-23
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Have You Got Any Castles?
15.

Have You Got Any Castles?

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all joining in on a song, The Thin Man entering The White House Cookbook and exiting much fatter, and The House of Seven (Clark) Gables singing backup to Old King Cole. The Three Musketeers break loose, become Three Men on a Horse, grab the Seven Keys to Baldpate, and set the Prisoner of Zenda free. They are soon chased by horsemen from The Charge of the Light Brigade and Under Two Flags and beset by the cannons of All Quiet on the Western Front. All this disturbs the sleep of Rip Van Winkle, who opens Hurricane so that everyone is (all together now) Gone with the Wind.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Delos Jewkes, Tedd Pierce, Georgia Stark ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1938-06-25
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Start Cheering
16.

Start Cheering

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

After retiring from movies to get an education, a man discovers his ex-staff is trying to have him expelled.

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry, Charles Starrett, Craig E. Earle, Gertrude Niesen, Raymond Walburn, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1938-03-03
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Sing, You Sinners
17.

Sing, You Sinners

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through swapping and gambling. It seems the only thing all three can join in is their singing act, which Mike and Dave hate. Finally, all Joe's hopes are pinned on a race horse he's acquired swapping, but it's a bigger gamble than his family knows.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor, Elizabeth Patterson, Ellen Drew, John Gallaudet, William Haade, Paul White, Irving Bacon, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1938-09-02
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Swing Cat's Jamboree
18.

Swing Cat's Jamboree

2.8
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
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Her Jungle Love
19.

Her Jungle Love

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa, a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish, Virginia Vale, Jonathan Hale, Archie Twitchell, Edward Earle, Sonny Chorre, Tony Urchel ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1938-04-15
20.

Freddie Rich and His Orchestra

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A musical short subject in which band leader Freddie Rich conducts three musical numbers with his orchestra, with solos by Nan Wynn with the Three Symphonettes. In the midst of the radio broadcast on which the band is performing, a gangly guitarist named Joe Sodja interrupts and asks to perform.

Starring: Freddie Rich, Nan Wynn, Joe Sodja ..
Directed by: Lloyd French
Release date: 1938-05-28
Best Music Movies of 1938 : The Big Broadcast of 1938
21.

The Big Broadcast of 1938

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Lynne Overman, Ben Blue, Leif Erickson, Rufe Davis, Patricia Wilder ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1938-02-11
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Straight, Place and Show
22.

Straight, Place and Show

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

The Ritz Brothers go to the race track. They raise training end entrance money in a wrestling match and help a young man train the horse of his fiancée.

Starring: Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Phyllis Brooks, Richard Arlen, Ethel Merman, George Barbier, Sidney Blackmer, Will Stanton, Ivan Lebedeff ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1938-09-30
Best Music Movies of 1938 : The Duke Is Tops
23.

The Duke Is Tops

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.

Starring: Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner, Monte Hawley, Willie Covan, Neva Peoples, Vernon McCalla, Edward Thompson, Johnny Taylor ..
Directed by: William L. Nolte
Release date: 1938-07-15
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Farmyard Symphony
24.

Farmyard Symphony

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The farm comes to life, to various classical tunes. The high point is a rooster serenading a chicken, with all the animals joining in. But then comes the sound that's even more welcome to the animals: the farmer and his wife with food (the only actual words spoken).

Starring: Lee Sweetland, Lee Millar, Dorothy Lloyd, Bea Hager, Billy Bletcher, Melvin J. Gibby, Victor Rodman, Max Terhune, Clarence Nash, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Jack Cutting
Release date: 1938-10-14
25.

Thanks for the Memory

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Steve Merrick is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Merrick's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

Starring: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Charles Butterworth, Otto Kruger, Hedda Hopper, Laura Hope Crews, Emma Dunn, Roscoe Karns, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Edward Gargan ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1938-11-11
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Out Where the Stars Begin
26.

Out Where the Stars Begin

2.6
5.2/10 IMDB

When the ballerina star of a musical feature walks off in a huff, aided by the fit-throwing director, her understudy steps in and a star is born.

Starring: Evelyn Thawl, Jeffrey Lynn, Armida, Fritz Feld, Charley Foy, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, George Brent, Dick Foran, Jack George ..
Directed by: Bobby Connolly
Release date: 1938-05-28
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Sweethearts
27.

Sweethearts

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Florence Rice, Mischa Auer, Herman Bing, George Barbier, Reginald Gardiner, Fay Holden ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1938-12-30
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Broadway Musketeers
28.

Broadway Musketeers

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Three women who grew up in an orphanage cross paths later in life: one unhappily married with a young daughter, one an office secretary, and one a nightclub performer.

Starring: Margaret Lindsay, Ann Sheridan, Marie Wilson, John Litel, Janet Chapman, Dick Purcell, Richard Bond, Anthony Averill, Horace McMahon, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1938-10-08
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Just Around the Corner
29.

Just Around the Corner

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Penny helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with Corporal Jones.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Amanda Duff, Bill Robinson, Bert Lahr, Franklin Pangborn, Cora Witherspoon, Claude Gillingwater, Benny Bartlett, Marilyn Knowlden ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1938-11-11
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Blond Cheat
30.

Blond Cheat

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Socially prominent Michael Ashburn, chief assistant for a London loan broker makes a large loan during a closing time to a man for a pair of earrings. He is unaware that the collateral can not be removed from the ears in which they reside, so then Julie becomes part of the collateral.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Kellaway, Cecil Cunningham, Lilian Bond, Robert Coote, Olaf Hytten, John Sutton, Claud Allister, Leonard Carey ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1938-06-17
Best Music Movies of 1938 : The Lady Objects
31.

The Lady Objects

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

A former college football hero and his college sweetheart get married. Marital turmoil ensues as her criminal law practice soars while he cannot get his career as an architect off the ground. They separate, and the man begins making extra money by singing in a nightclub. When he is unjustly accused of murder, it is up to his estranged wife to defend him in court.

Starring: Gloria Stuart, Lanny Ross, Joan Marsh, Roy Benson, Pierre Watkin, Robert Paige, Arthur Loft, Stanley Andrews, Jan Buckingham, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1938-10-12
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Under Western Stars
32.

Under Western Stars

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

In his starring debut, Roy gets elected to Congress in order to bring water to the ranchers in his district. In Washington, he learns he needs the backing of a key congressman and gets that man to go west for an inspection trip. When the congressman is initially unimpressed, Roy gets the inspection party stranded without water to show the true conditions.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Maple City Four, Guy Usher, Tom Chatterton, Kenneth Harlan, Stephen Chase, Brandon Beach, Earl Dwire ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1938-04-20
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Snow Gets in Your Eyes
33.

Snow Gets in Your Eyes

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A department store has an indoor ski slide for the annual contest for store employees. Salesgirl June has two admirers - a sausage salesman in the store and the store's snooty ski instructor. The Dandridge Sisters (Dorothy, Vivian and non-sister Etta Jones) perform two numbers.

Starring: Virginia Grey, Roger Converse, Charles Judels, Hudson Shotwell, King Baggot, Margaret Bert, Chester Clute, Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge, Etta Jones ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1938-05-14
34.

Toyland Casino

2.5
4.8/10 IMDB

A score of amateur children sing and dance in costume in a multi-act musical revue.

Starring: Albert Adams, Kingsley Colton, Bernard Daly, Barbara Dennison, Bob Hastings, Jean Hemond, Francis Lacey, Abbe Lane, Richard Monahan, Frank Morgenweck ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1938-10-08
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Katnip Kollege
35.

Katnip Kollege

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

At the Katnip Kollege, we see a roomful of cats taking a course in Swingology. Everyone swings except Johnny, who can't cut it and has to sit in the dunce chair. Miss Kitty Bright tells him to look her up when he learns how to swing. Finally, listening to the pendulum clock at night, Johnny gets the beat. He rushes out to where everyone is playing and sings "Easy As Rollin' Off a Log" to Kitty Bright. She joins in; he grabs a trumpet for an instrumental break, with the complete band. They both fall off a log; she covers him with kisses.

Starring: Johnnie Davis, Mabel Todd, Poley McClintock, George MacFarland ..
Directed by: Cal Howard, Cal Dalton
Release date: 1938-06-11
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Man from Music Mountain
36.

Man from Music Mountain

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Scanlon is pulling off a land swindle by selling lots in a ghost town claiming the power company is bringing in a line. As a bonus he throws in shares in a worthless gold mine. Gene is on to Scanlon and tries to get him to buy back the deeds by salting the mine with gold. But when a new vein is really discovered Gene has to stop the sales but is trapped in the mine by Scanlon's men.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Sally Payne, Ivan Miller, Ed Cassidy, Lew Kelly, Howard Chase, Al Terry, Frankie Marvin ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1938-08-15
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Swingtime in the Movies
37.

Swingtime in the Movies

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

In this musical short, a waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary gets her big break.

Starring: Fritz Feld, Kathryn Kane, John Carroll, Charley Foy, Jerry Colonna, Helen Lynd, Irene Franklin, Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, John Garfield ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1938-12-24
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Billy The Kid Returns
38.

Billy The Kid Returns

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ranchers. As Billy's death is unknown, Roy gets Garrett to let him pose as Billy to continue the fight, but without the killing.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Lynne Roberts, Morgan Wallace, Wade Boteler, Fred Kohler, Edwin Stanley, Horace Murphy, Joseph Crehan, Robert Emmett Keane ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1938-09-04
39.

The Magician's Daughter

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A magician's daughter falls in love with a reporter for a magazine. When the magazine publishes a story that exposes her father's methods, she dumps the reporter. He now must convince her that he had nothing to do with the magazine's exposé.

Starring: Eleanor Lynn, Frank Albertson, Maurice Cass ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1938-07-16
Best Music Movies of 1938 : That Certain Age
40.

That Certain Age

2.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first Fullerton invites Bullit to the peace and quiet of his own home to write a series of European affair articles. When Fullerton's adolescent daughter Alice develops a crush on Bullit, her suitor, boyscout Ken Warren, doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Ken Warren, and even Vincent Bullit himself do their best to sway young Alice's feelings away from the older man. It's a difficult task though, as she is at 'that certain age.'

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Melvyn Douglas, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Nancy Carroll, John Halliday, Jackie Searl, Juanita Quigley, Charles Coleman, Peggy Stewart ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1938-10-06
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Garden of the Moon
41.

Garden of the Moon

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Don Vincente is determined to make a success of himself and his band. He gets his break by performing at the Garden of the Moon, which is broadcast over the radio. The problem is that John Quinn is the club's ruthless, scheming manager who will do anything to keep Vincente under his thumb. John's assistant, Toni Blake, falls for Vincente, complicating the escalating war.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Margaret Lindsay, John Payne, Johnnie Davis, Melville Cooper, Isabel Jeans, Mabel Todd, Penny Singleton, Dick Purcell, Curt Bois ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1938-09-23
42.

Gold Diggers in Paris

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

When the representative of the Paris International Dance Exposition arrives in New York to invite the Academy Ballet of America to compete for monetary prizes, the taxi driver mistakenly brings him to the Club Ballé, a nightclub on the brink of declaring bankruptcy. The owners, Terry Moore and Duke Dennis, jump at the chance to go, despite being aware of the mistake. They hire ballet teacher, Luis Leoni, and his only pupil, Kay Morrow, to join the group, hoping to teach their two dozen show girls ballet en route to Paris by ship. Also going along and rooming with Kay is Mona, Terry's ex-wife, who wants to keep an eye on her alimony checks. Naturally, Kay and Terry fall in love.

Starring: Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins, Gloria Dickson, Melville Cooper, Mabel Todd, Fritz Feld, Curt Bois, Edward Brophy ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1938-06-11
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Down in 'Arkansaw'
43.

Down in 'Arkansaw'

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A government representative travels to the backwoods of Arkansas to convince the people there of the benefits to them of a proposed dam on their river.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Leon Weaver, June Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Storey, Pinky Tomlin, Berton Churchill, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Walter Miller ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1938-10-07
44.

Two-Gun Man from Harlem

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A cowboy is wrongfully accused of murder. He winds up in Harlem, where he assumes the identity of a preacher-turned-gangster who looks like him. He infiltrates the gang to catch the men who framed him.

Starring: Herb Jeffries, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, Mantan Moreland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Spencer Williams, Mae Turner, Jess Lee Brooks, Rosalie Lincoln, Tom Southern ..
Directed by: Richard C. Kahn
Release date: 1938-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Tropic Holiday
45.

Tropic Holiday

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A screenwriter falls in love with a Mexican woman while searching for a story line south of the border.

Starring: Bob Burns, Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Martha Raye, Binnie Barnes, Tito Guízar, Elvira Ríos, Roberto Soto, Michael Visaroff, Bobbie Moya ..
Directed by: Theodore Reed
Release date: 1938-06-29
46.

Everybody Sing

2.2
6.2/10 IMDB

When boisterous Judy Bellaire (Judy Garland) encourages her fellow school chorus members to sing a classical piece with a modern swing beat, her scandalized teacher uses the musical mutiny as an excuse to expel her from the Colvin School for Girls. With the encouragement of Ricky Saboni (Allan Jones), her family's cook, Judy decides to follow her dream and audition for a stage musical. Meanwhile, Ricky struggles to gain the affection of Judy's sister, the lovely Sylvia (Lynne Carver).

Starring: Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Reginald Owen, Billie Burke, Reginald Gardiner, Lynne Carver, Helen Troy, Monty Woolley, Adia Kuznetzoff ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1938-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1938 : Campus Confessions
47.

Campus Confessions

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

This comical campus romance showcases the fancy footwork of All-American basketball player Hank Luisetti while it tells the story of a dean's son who does his very best to become a good student. When he fails, he turns to playing basketball and befriends Luisetti, which makes him quite popular. This doesn't sit well with the dean, who wants academics to be more important than sports.

Starring: Betty Grable, Eleanore Whitney, William Henry, Fritz Feld, John Arledge, Thurston Hall, Richard Denning, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1938-09-23
Best Music Movies of 1938 : My Lucky Star
48.

My Lucky Star

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

George Cabot Jr., the son of a department store owner, enrolls Kristina Nielsen, the store's sports clerk, at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for Larry Taylor, a teacher, and gets expelled.

Starring: Sonja Henie, Richard Greene, Joan Davis, Cesar Romero, Buddy Ebsen, Arthur Treacher, George Barbier, Gypsy Rose Lee, Billy Gilbert, Patricia Wilder ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1938-09-09
Best Music Movies of 1938 : The Canary Comes Across
49.

The Canary Comes Across

2.1
6.0/10 IMDB

A prisoner with a good singing voice escapes, only to grow jealous when an opera singer who looks like him is delivered back to the prison and receives attention, especially from Ann, the warden's daughter who leads the prison glee club.

Starring: Erik Rhodes, Virginia Grey, Maurice Black, Oscar O'Shea, George Cooper, Lester Dorr, George Guhl, Constantine Romanoff ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1938-01-26
50.

The Goldwyn Follies

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Vera Zorina, Kenny Baker, Andrea Leeds, Edgar Bergen, Helen Jepson, Phil Baker, Bobby Clark, Ella Logan, Jerome Cowan ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1938-02-04

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