Best Music Movies of 1941


The Reluctant Dragon

6.8/10 IMDB

Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.

Starring: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant, Claud Allister, Barnett Parker, Billy Lee, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Ward Kimball ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1941-06-19


7.4/10 IMDB

Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert, Mischa Auer, Jane Frazee, Elisha Cook Jr., Robert Paige, Clarence Kolb, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1941-12-25

The Strawberry Blonde

7.2/10 IMDB

Biff Grimes is desperately in love with Virginia, but his best friend Hugo marries her and manipulates Biff into becoming involved in his somewhat nefarious businesses. Hugo appears to have stolen Biff's dreams, and Biff has to deal with the realisation that having what he wants and wanting what another has can be very different things.

Starring: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Una O'Connor, George Reeves, Lucile Fairbanks, Herbert Anderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-02-21
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Buck Privates

Buck Privates

7.0/10 IMDB

Petty con artists Slicker Smith and Herbie Brown mistakenly join the Army evading the cops. The cop chasing them winds up as their drill instructor. A rich young man and his former working class chauffeur are not only in the same unit, they're vying for a pretty girl who seems attracted to both.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis, Jane Frazee, Nat Pendleton, Samuel S. Hinds, Harry Strang, Nella Walker, Leonard Elliott ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1941-01-31

Sun Valley Serenade

7.1/10 IMDB

When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

Starring: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, Joan Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, William B. Davidson, Almira Sessions, Mel Ruick ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1941-08-29

Blues in the Night

6.7/10 IMDB

A struggling band find themselves attached to a fugitive and drawn into a series of old feuds and love affairs, as they try to stay together and find musical success.

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Carson, Wallace Ford, Elia Kazan, Howard Da Silva, Joyce Compton, Faith Domergue ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1941-11-15

You'll Never Get Rich

6.7/10 IMDB

A Broadway choreographer gets drafted and coincidentally ends up in the same army base as his object of affection’s boyfriend.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, John Hubbard, Osa Massen, Frieda Inescort, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Donald MacBride, Cliff Nazarro, Marjorie Gateson ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1941-09-25

Ziegfeld Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.

Starring: Judy Garland, James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Jackie Cooper, Tony Martin, Ian Hunter, Charles Winninger, Edward Everett Horton, Philip Dorn ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1941-04-25
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Moon Over Miami

Moon Over Miami

6.7/10 IMDB

After losing nearly all of an inheritance to taxes, sisters Kay (Betty Grable) and Barbara Latimer (Carole Landis), waitresses at a drive-in restaurant in Texas, scheme to find rich husbands. With the aid of their aunt Susan (Charlotte Greenwood), the sisters take the last of their money and head to a well-known Miami resort where they soon meet two wealthy young men, Phil (Don Ameche) and Jeff (Robert Cummings), who begin a fierce rivalry for Kay, not realizing that Barbara has fallen in love with one of them.

Starring: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Jack Haley, Carole Landis, Charlotte Greenwood, Cobina Wright, Lynne Roberts, Robert Conway, George Lessey ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1941-07-04

Babes on Broadway

6.6/10 IMDB

Penny Morris and Tommy Williams are both starstruck young teens but nobody seems to give them any chance to perform. Instead, they decide to put up their own show to collect money for a summer camp for the kids.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, Donald Meek, Alexander Woollcott, Luis Alberni, James Gleason ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1941-12-31

Road to Zanzibar

6.7/10 IMDB

Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Lionel Royce, Leigh Whipper, Norma Varden ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1941-04-11

The Big Store

6.5/10 IMDB

A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Tony Martin, Virginia Grey, Margaret Dumont, Douglass Dumbrille, William Tannen, Marion Martin, Virginia O'Brien ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1941-06-20

Lady Be Good

6.4/10 IMDB

Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.

Starring: Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, Red Skelton, Phil Silvers, John Carroll, Virginia O'Brien, Tom Conway, Dan Dailey ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1941-09-18
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Pot o' Gold

Pot o' Gold

5.9/10 IMDB

Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices. Soon, Jimmy finds himself trying to help the band by getting them gigs and trying to reconcile the family with his uncle.

Starring: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt, Charles Winninger, Mary Gordon, Frank Melton, Jed Prouty, Charles Arnt, Art Carney, James Flavin ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1941-04-03
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Second Chorus

Second Chorus

5.7/10 IMDB

Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are rival trumpeters with the Perennials, a college band, and both men are still attending college by failing their exams seven years in a row. In the midst of a performance, Danny spies Ellen Miller who ends up being made band manager. Both men compete for her affections while trying to get the other one fired.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw, Charles Butterworth, Burgess Meredith, Frank Melton, Jimmy Conlin, Don Brodie, Marjorie Kane, Joan Barclay ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1941-01-03
Best Music Movies of 1941 : San Antonio Rose

San Antonio Rose

6.7/10 IMDB

San Antonio Rose is an amiably wacky mini-musical evenly divided between its "official" stars, The Merry Macs, and a strong cast of supporting clowns. Robert Paige plays roadhouse operator Con Conway, whose establishment is in danger of being squeezed out by its competition. Stranded entertainers Hope Holloway (Jane Frazee) and Gabby Trent (Eve Arden) decide to revivify Conway's establishment by staging an energetic floor show built around the talented Merry Macs. A rival club owner dispatches his two top hooligans Jigsaw Kennedy (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Benny the Bounce (Shemp Howard) to wreck Conway's club by posing as waiters, but the two stupes are easily cowed into submission--by the leading ladies!

Starring: Jane Frazee, Robert Paige, Eve Arden, Lon Chaney Jr., Shemp Howard, The Merry Macs, Richard Lane, Elaine Condos, Louis Da Pron, Charles Lang ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1941-06-20
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Rhapsody in Rivets

Rhapsody in Rivets

7.1/10 IMDB

A construction foreman conducts his workers like a symphony orchestra as they build a skyscraper to Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2."

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1941-12-06
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Week-End in Havana

Week-End in Havana

6.5/10 IMDB

A ship company employee, Jay Williams, is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer, a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas, and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca, who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancée, Terry McCracken, when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.

Starring: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero, Sheldon Leonard, Cobina Wright, George Barbier, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Cass, Leonid Kinskey ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1941-10-17
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Air Mail Special

Air Mail Special

6.8/10 IMDB

Count Basie does a little rhyming rapping before going into this Benny Goodman instrumental composition. While he's playing, plenty of couples are jitterbugging constantly until, one by one, they get tired and start to fall down on the floor.

Starring: Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing ..
Directed by: Robert R. Snody
Release date: 1941-12-08

That Night in Rio

6.7/10 IMDB

An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Starring: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, S.Z. Sakall, J. Carrol Naish, Curt Bois, Leonid Kinskey, Frank Puglia, Maria Montez, Georges Renavent ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1941-04-11
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Time Out for Rhythm

Time Out for Rhythm

6.3/10 IMDB

A producer and his partner clash over two women in show business.

Starring: Rudy Vallee, Ann Miller, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins, Joan Merrill, Richard Lane, Stanley Andrews, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1941-06-05

Smilin' Through

6.4/10 IMDB

John Carteret has long been depressed and lonely, because, at his wedding years ago, his bride, Moonyean, was murdered. He accepts into his house Kathleen, the 5 year old orphaned niece of Moonyean, and she quickly grows up to look just like her aunt. Kathleen meets and falls in love with a mysterious stranger from America, Kenneth Wayne. When John hears of this he is furious, and we learn that it was Kenneth's father, Jeremy, who had killed Moonyean years before. John carries his grudge against Jeremy to the new generation, and threatens to ruin his niece's happiness, but he softens in the end.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Brian Aherne, Gene Raymond, Ian Hunter, Frances Robinson, Patrick O'Moore, Eric Lonsdale, Jackie Horner, David Clyde, Frances Carson ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1941-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase

6.1/10 IMDB

A bumbling senator investigating graft in Louisiana is the target of a scheme involving a Viennese beauty.

Starring: Bob Hope, Vera Zorina, Victor Moore, Irène Bordoni, Dona Drake, Raymond Walburn, Maxie Rosenbloom, Lynda Grey, Frank Albertson, Donald MacBride ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1941-12-31

The Chocolate Soldier

6.0/10 IMDB

Maria and Karl Lang are the singing duo of Vienna. Maria is very flirtatious and Karl very jealous. Karl decides to masquerade as a Russian guardsman and attempts to make Maria flirt with him - to test her loyalty to him - as the Russian, Karl makes a vigorous attempt to seduce Maria. For a moment she accepts then rejects. Karl is left in turmoil...

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Risë Stevens, Nigel Bruce, Florence Bates, Dorothy Raye, Paul Godkin ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1941-11-01

A Little Jive Is Good for You

6.7/10 IMDB

Martha Tilton sings in this Soundies film from 1941, with Slate Brothers, and Ben Pollack and His Orchestra accompanying.

Starring: Martha Tilton ..
Directed by: Josef Berne
Release date: 1941-02-20
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Play Girl

Play Girl

6.3/10 IMDB

When a gold digger starts to get a little old to ply her trade, she teaches a younger woman all her tricks.

Starring: Kay Francis, Mildred Coles, Nigel Bruce, Margaret Hamilton, James Ellison, Katharine Alexander, G.P. Huntley, Kane Richmond, Stanley Andrews, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Frank Woodruff
Release date: 1941-01-29
Best Music Movies of 1941 : The Masked Rider

The Masked Rider

6.2/10 IMDB

The beautiful owner of a silver mine in Mexico asks an employee for help when bandits keep robbing her shipments.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Grant Withers, Guy D'Ennery, Virginia Carroll, Carmella Cansino, Roy Barcroft ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1941-10-24
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Turned Out Nice Again

Turned Out Nice Again

6.3/10 IMDB

George Pearson, an employee at an underwear factory, is caught between his modern wife and his meddling mother. After buying a special yarn and getting his wife to promote it, he has an argument with his boss, Mr Dawson who insults Pearson's wife and refuses to apologise. Pearson then resigns. After finding out that the yarn is actually worth a fair amount, Mr Dawson tries to buy it from Pearson but he has some competition.

Starring: George Formby, Peggy Bryan, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman, O.B. Clarence, Mackenzie Ward, Ronald Ward, John Salew, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Hay Petrie ..
Directed by: Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1941-08-01
Best Music Movies of 1941 : The Great American Broadcast

The Great American Broadcast

6.6/10 IMDB

After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.

Starring: Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, John Payne, Cesar Romero, James Newill, Charles Fuqua, The Ink Spots, Hoppy Jones, Poppy Wilde, Fayard Nicholas ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1941-05-09
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Road Show

Road Show

6.0/10 IMDB

Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There he befriends Colonel Carraway, and together they escape, catching a ride with a beautiful blonde who proves to be Penguin Moore, carnival owner.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, Charles Butterworth, Patsy Kelly, George E. Stone, Margaret Roach, Polly Ann Young, Edward Norris, Marjorie Woodworth ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1941-02-18
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Nice Girl?

Nice Girl?

6.6/10 IMDB

Jane is a nice girl and has had her eyes on a young man who seems more interested in his hand-built car than in Jane. She decides to shed her "nice girl" image when an associate of her father comes to town on his way to study Australian Aboriginal tribes.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack, Robert Benchley, Helen Broderick, Ann Gillis, Anne Gwynne, Elisabeth Risdon, Nana Bryant ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1941-02-21
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Birth of the Blues

Birth of the Blues

6.3/10 IMDB

Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Brian Donlevy, Carolyn Lee, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, J. Carrol Naish, Warren Hymer, Horace McMahon, Ruby Elzy, Jack Teagarden ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1941-11-07
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Road to Happiness

Road to Happiness

5.8/10 IMDB

A struggling singer, devoted to his young son, fears the child's super-spoiled, unloving but wealthy mother will gain custody of the boy.

Starring: John Boles, Mona Barrie, Billy Lee, Selmer Jackson, Roscoe Karns, Lillian Elliott, Paul Porcasi, Sam Flint, Brandon Hurst, Byron Foulger ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1941-12-19
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Zis Boom Bah

Zis Boom Bah

4.5/10 IMDB

"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who's sent to college to spy on his bratty son.

Starring: Grace Hayes, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Huntz Hall, Jan Wiley, Frank Elliott, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Benny Rubin ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1941-12-07
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Skip to My Lou

Skip to My Lou

5.3/10 IMDB

Four dancers, two males and two females, merrily dance to the merry tune of "Skip to my Lou".

Starring: Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin ..
Release date: 1941-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Let's Make Music

Let's Make Music

6.2/10 IMDB

An elderly schoolmarm makes a hit in New York after a bandleader jazzes up her corny song.

Starring: Bob Crosby, Jean Rogers, Elisabeth Risdon, Joseph Buloff, Joyce Compton, Benny Bartlett, Louis Jean Heydt, Louis Jean Heydt, Grant Withers, Jimmy Conlin ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1941-01-17
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Puddin' Head

Puddin' Head

6.0/10 IMDB

On the day that United Broadcasting System's new building is dedicated, bumbling vice-president Harold L. Montgomery, Sr. discovers that he gave the wrong survey to the builders.....

Starring: Judy Canova, Eddie Foy Jr., Francis Lederer, Raymond Walburn, Slim Summerville, Alma Kruger, Astrid Allwyn, Chick Chandler, Betty Blythe, M.J. Frankovich ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1941-06-25
Best Music Movies of 1941 : You Will Remember

You Will Remember

6.0/10 IMDB

Biography of popular English composer Leslie Stuart (Robert Morley), who rose to fame through performances of his songs by the tenor Ellaline Terriss (Dorothy Hyson). The peak of Stuart's success in the early 1900s is followed by poverty and obscurity with the arriving Jazz Age. In debtor's prison, Stuart is rescued by friends from happier times, and achieves a comeback in British music halls shortly before his death.

Starring: Robert Morley, Emlyn Williams, Dorothy Hyson, Tom E. Finglass, Nicholas Phipps, Gertrude Musgrove, Charles Lefeaux, Allan Jeayes, Charles Victor, Maire O'Neill ..
Directed by: Jack Raymond
Release date: 1941-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Jesse James at Bay

Jesse James at Bay

5.7/10 IMDB

When Jesse learns that Krager is cheating settlers, he and his gang rob trains to obtain money for them to purchase their land. Krager, finding a Jesse look alike in Burns, hires him to wreck havoc on the ranchers. When Jesse kills Burns he switches clothes and goes after the culprits.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne, Pierre Watkin, Ivan Miller, Hal Taliaferro, Gale Storm, Roy Barcroft, Jack Kirk, Chester Conklin ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1941-10-17
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Playmates


5.4/10 IMDB

Lulu Monahan, the press agent for John Barrymore, is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser, plant a story that the great Shakespearean actor, over his heartfelt objections, will teach Kyser how to play Shakespeare, which isn't the same as playing Paducah, which soon becomes evident.

Starring: Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Vélez, Patsy Kelly, Ginny Simms, May Robson, Jack Carr ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1941-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Honolulu Lu

Honolulu Lu

6.3/10 IMDB

While in Hawaii, Velez begins the film as a risque nightclub act and due to her involvement with a group of sailors becomes a beauty queen.

Starring: Lupe Vélez, Leo Carrillo, Bruce Bennett, Marjorie Gateson, Don Beddoe, Forrest Tucker, George McKay, Nina Campana, Roger Clark, Helen Dickson ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1941-12-11
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Ice-Capades


5.4/10 IMDB

Bob Clemens is a cameraman for newsreels. Assigned to shoot the Swiss ice skater Karen Vadja, he arrives too late, so decides to film a woman skating on a different New York rink and pass her off as Karen. The scheme backfires when promoter Larry Herman takes a look at Bob's film and decides to make the skater a star. Unfortunately, it's actually amateur (and illegal immigrant) Marie Bergin in the newsreel footage, not the great figure skater from Switzerland. Chaos ensues as Bob tries to straighten everybody out.

Starring: James Ellison, Jerry Colonna, Dorothy Lewis, Barbara Jo Allen, Phil Taylor, Alan Mowbray, Phil Silvers, Gus Schilling, Tim Ryan, Harry Clark ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1941-08-19
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Where Did You Get That Girl?

Where Did You Get That Girl?

5.1/10 IMDB

In this musical comedy, a motley band of musicians have only their extreme poverty in common. They end up writing a hit and getting a recording contract. The trouble is, the composer's works are never played without another band member doctoring them up to make them swingier. Fortunately, the composer isn't too averse to the changes as he has just won the heart of the beauty who sings his revamped songs. Songs include: "Where Did You Get That Girl?" (Harry Puck, Bert Kalmar, sung by Helen Parrish), "Sergeant Swing," "Rug-Cuttin' Romeo" (Milton Rosen, Everett Carter).

Starring: Leon Errol, Helen Parrish, Charles Lang, Eddie Quillan, Franklin Pangborn, Stanley Fields, Tom Dugan, Joe Brown Jr., Leonard Sues, Ken Lundy ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1941-01-03
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Las Vegas Nights

Las Vegas Nights

5.2/10 IMDB

A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub. Frank Sinatra's first screen appearance.

Starring: Tommy Dorsey, Constance Moore, Bert Wheeler, Phil Regan, Virginia Dale, Jo Stafford, Lillian Cornell, Betty Brewer, William 'Red' Donahue, Hank Ladd ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1941-03-28
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Let's Go Collegiate

Let's Go Collegiate

5.0/10 IMDB

Rawley University is about to receive a star athlete who could give it the first championship rowing team it's ever had. Unfortunately, he gets drafted into the army before he's able to join the team. Two of the team's members get the bright idea of passing off a burly truck driver as the "athlete". Complications ensue.

Starring: Frankie Darro, Marcia Mae Jones, Jackie Moran, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Frank Sully, Gale Storm, Billy Griffith, Barton Yarborough, Frank Faylen ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1941-09-12
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Fiesta


4.7/10 IMDB

Cholita, after a long absence in Mexico City, is returning home to take up her duties as head of the rancho and, as everyone expects, to marry her childhood sweetheart José. Expectations are somewhat dashed as she shows up with Fernando to whom she is engaged. This makes José and Cholita's uncle more than a little bit put out as Fernando is not only not a Mexican, he is also a city slicker afraid of the country.

Starring: Ann Ayars, Jorge Negrete, Armida, George Givot, Antonio Moreno, Nick Moro, Frank Yaconelli, George Humbert, Francisco Moreno, Betty Bryson ..
Directed by: LeRoy Prinz
Release date: 1941-11-28
Best Music Movies of 1941 : The Blood of Jesus

The Blood of Jesus

5.3/10 IMDB

Razz accidentally shoots his wife Martha when his hunting rifle drops on the floor and discharges. The church congregation gathers at Martha’s bedside to pray for her recovery, and during this period an angel arrives to take Martha’s spirit from her body, but she is tempted by the slick Judas Green, who is an agent for Satan.

Starring: Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley, Reather Hardeman, Rogenia Goldthwaite, James B. Jones, Frank H. McClennan ..
Directed by: Spencer Williams
Release date: 1941-04-26
Best Music Movies of 1941 : Navy Blues

Navy Blues

5.7/10 IMDB

On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ has just transferred aboard their ship. What they haven't learned, however, is that the marksman's enlistment is up before the contest is supposed to take place.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Jack Oakie, Martha Raye, Jack Haley, Herbert Anderson, Jack Carson, Jackie Gleason, William T. Orr, Richard Lane, John Ridgely ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1941-09-13
Best Music Movies of 1941 : All-American Co-Ed

All-American Co-Ed

4.9/10 IMDB

Fraternity brothers enter one of their own into a scholarship lottery after a women's college insults them. Though the Zeta boys are celebrated for their comedy drag revue, staying undercover as a woman at an all-girls' school wasn't part of the rehearsal!

Starring: Frances Langford, Johnny Downs, Marjorie Woodworth, Noah Beery Jr., Esther Dale, Harry Langdon, Alan Hale Jr., Marie Windsor, Frank O'Connor, Jesse Graves ..
Directed by: LeRoy Prinz
Release date: 1941-10-31
Best Music Movies of 1941 : They Met in Argentina

They Met in Argentina

4.8/10 IMDB

A Texas oil millionaire, after failing to secure oil lands in Argentina, seeks out a famous racehorse in Buenos Aires and orders his representative to buy the nag at any price. The representative, Tim Kelly, has a love affair with Lolita O'Shea, the beautiful daughter of the prize horse's owner.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, James Ellison, Buddy Ebsen, Alberto Vilar, Robert Barrat, Joseph Buloff, Diosa Costello ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins, Jack Hively
Release date: 1941-04-25

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