Best Music Movies of 1939


The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

6.9/10 IMDB

In 1911, minor stage comic, Vernon Castle meets the stage-struck Irene Foote. A few misadventures later, they marry and then abandon comedy to attempt a dancing career together. While they're performing in Paris, an agent sees them rehearse and starts them on their brilliant career as the world's foremost ballroom dancers. However, at the height of their fame, World War I begins.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan, Lew Fields, Etienne Girardot, Janet Beecher, Rolfe Sedan, Leonid Kinskey, Robert Strange ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1939-03-29
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Gone to the Dogs

Gone to the Dogs

6.3/10 IMDB

George is a disaster-prone zoo attendant who accidentally discovers a substance that accelerates motion, enabling his greyhound to run faster. This attracts the interest of a gang of criminals, who kidnap George's dog and plan to substitute their own in an important dog race. George and his friends defeat the crooks and their dog wins the race.

Starring: George Wallace, Lois Green, John Dobbie, John Fleeting, Ronald Whelan, Alec Kellaway ..
Directed by: Ken G. Hall
Release date: 1939-08-18
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Trouble Brewing

Trouble Brewing

6.7/10 IMDB

Ealing comedy starring music hall star George Formby. An eager newspaper reporter (Formby) goes undercover to expose a gang of counterfeiters. Posing as a wrestler and waiter in his investigative efforts, George proves a greater menace to public order than the criminals he is chasing.

Starring: George Formby, Googie Withers, Gus McNaughton, Esma Cannon, Garry Marsh, C. Denier Warren, Beatrix Fielden-Kaye, Joss Ambler, Ronald Shiner, Martita Hunt ..
Directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1939-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Man About Town

Man About Town

6.7/10 IMDB

Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.

Starring: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Binnie Barnes, Monty Woolley, Isabel Jeans, Phil Harris, Betty Grable, E. E. Clive, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1939-07-07

Let Freedom Ring

6.3/10 IMDB

A Harvard man fights a railroad baron with a disguise and the power of the press.

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Virginia Bruce, Victor McLaglen, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Charles Butterworth, H.B. Warner, Raymond Walburn, Dick Rich ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1939-02-24
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

6.1/10 IMDB

An abstract animation by Norman McLaren, who was born in Scotland in 1914. His interest in filmmaking began early in life after he became acquainted with works by the great Russian filmmakers Eisenstein and Pudovkin and the German animator Oskar Fischinger.

Directed by: Norman McLaren
Release date: 1939-11-13
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

5.6/10 IMDB

A temperamental director multiple times completely changes the concept during a movie's production.

Starring: Fritz Feld, Charley Foy, Kathryn Kane, Larry Williams, Tom Kennedy, Frederic Tozere, John Harron, Maggie Hathaway, John Ridgely, Ralph Sanford ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1939-07-01
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael

5.9/10 IMDB

Short musical subject featuring the work of composer Hoagy Carmichael performed by him and featuring Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra, as well as vocalist Meredith Blake.

Starring: Hoagy Carmichael, Jack Teagarden, Meredith Blake ..
Directed by: Leslie M. Roush
Release date: 1939-05-05
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Naughty But Nice

Naughty But Nice

6.0/10 IMDB

Donald Hardwick (Dick Powell) is a stuffed-shirt, classical music professor. His family and small-town music college that he works are of equal mindset. When Don visits his black-sheep aunt in New York in order to find a buyer for his Rhapsody he is exposed to her shocking swing music crowd. His life begins to make dramatic changes after drinking a "lemonade" that turns out to be a Hurricane.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Helen Broderick, Allen Jenkins, Zasu Pitts, Maxie Rosenbloom, Jerry Colonna, Luis Alberni ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1939-06-23
Best Music Movies of 1939 : Sighs of Spain

Sighs of Spain

6.5/10 IMDB

Dolores, a woman of bad temper and good feelings, works as a laundress with her daughter Sole. They live with the stepfather and godfather, a charming bon vivant who often returns home drunk. They all have a very different character, but share the illusion of seeing Sole turned into a great artist. Then, a representative of artists comes to Sevilla looking for a good singer to launch to fame

Starring: Juan Calvo, Estrellita Castro, Miguel Ligero, Roberto Rey, Alberto Romea, Concha Catalá, Fortunato García, Pedro Fernández Cuenca ..
Directed by: Benito Perojo
Release date: 1939-10-16

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