Best Music Movies of 1942

1.

Holiday Inn

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, Marek Windheim, James Bell, John Gallaudet ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1942-07-10
2.

You Were Never Lovelier

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Xavier Cugat, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks, Adele Mara, Gus Schilling, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1942-11-19
3.

Road to Morocco

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Vladimir Sokoloff, Yvonne De Carlo, John George, Poppy Wilde, Dona Drake, Mikhail Rasumny ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1942-11-10
4.

Pardon My Sarong

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige, Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Nan Wynn, William Demarest, Samuel S. Hinds, Marie McDonald ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1942-08-07
5.

Song of the Islands

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls in love with O'Brien's daughter, Eileen, and even his father can't break them up after he arrives and himself falls under the spell of island splendor.

Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell, George Barbier, Billy Gilbert, Hilo Hattie, Lillian Porter, Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1942-03-13
Best Music Movies of 1942 : Heart of the Rio Grande
6.

Heart of the Rio Grande

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, Edith Fellows, Pierre Watkin, Joe Strauch Jr., William Haade, Sarah Padden, Jean Porter, Jimmy Wakely Trio ..
Directed by: William Morgan
Release date: 1942-03-11
Best Music Movies of 1942 : Aquarela do Brasil
7.

Aquarela do Brasil

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

José Carioca, showing Donald Duck around South America and introducing him to the samba

Starring: José Oliveira, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1942-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1942 : Lake Titicaca
8.

Lake Titicaca

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Donald is visiting South America, where he is first overcome by altitude sickness. He spends some time in the picturesque market. Then he take a llama up into the mountains, with exciting results.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Fred Shields ..
Directed by: William Roberts
Release date: 1942-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1942 : Springtime in the Rockies
9.

Springtime in the Rockies

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again.

Starring: Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton, Harry James, Jackie Gleason, Iron Eyes Cody, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1942-11-06
10.

Seven Sweethearts

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Little Deft Michigan follows the customs of old-world Holland and is known for its Tulip Festival. The owner of the hotel insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Cecilia Parker, Peggy Moran, Dorothy Morris, Frances Rafferty, Frances Raeburn, Carl Esmond, Michael Butler ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1942-11-13

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