Best Music Movies of 1942

1.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

5.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, Frances Langford, George Barbier ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-05-29
2.

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
3.

You Were Never Lovelier

3.8
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
4.

For Me and My Gal

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Mártha Eggerth, Ben Blue, Stephen McNally, Lester Dorr, Ernie Alexander, Hooper Atchley, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1942-10-21
5.

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
6.

Roxie Hart

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A café in Chicago, 1942. On a rainy night, veteran reporter Homer Howard tells an increasing audience the story of Roxie Hart and the crime she was judged for in 1927.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman, Nigel Bruce, Phil Silvers, Sara Allgood, William Frawley, Spring Byington, Helene Reynolds ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-02-20
7.

Pardon My Sarong

3.5
6.8/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1942 : Song of the Islands
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Aquarela do Brasil

3.0
7.0/10 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

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