Best Music Movies of 1943


The Hard Way

7.1/10 IMDB

Helen Sherman pushes her younger sister Katherine into show business in order to escape their small town poverty.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Gladys George, Faye Emerson, Paul Cavanagh, Virginia Brissac, Ann Doran, Thurston Hall ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1943-01-13
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The Yankee Doodle Mouse

The Yankee Doodle Mouse

7.8/10 IMDB

As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; Jerry dropping light bulbs from an airplane like bombs; and Jerry sending a telegram with the message "Sighted Cat - Sank Same." Musical phrasings from various patriotic war songs are heard throughout.

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1943-06-26

Girl Crazy

6.8/10 IMDB

Rich kid Danny Churchill has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the Dean's granddaughter, Ginger Gray, who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny's romantic line. At least at first...

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, Rags Ragland, June Allyson, Nancy Walker, Guy Kibbee, Frances Rafferty, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1943-11-26

The Constant Nymph

6.8/10 IMDB

The daughter of a musical mentor adores a promising composer, who is quite fond of the adolescent. When her father dies, an uncle arrives with his own grown daughter, who begins a romance with the composer which culminates in marriage but creates an emotional rivalry that affects the three.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Alexis Smith, Brenda Marshall, Charles Coburn, May Whitty, Peter Lorre, Joyce Reynolds, Jean Muir, Montagu Love ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1943-06-23
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Stage Door Canteen

Stage Door Canteen

6.2/10 IMDB

A young soldier on a pass in New York City visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theater and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. The soldier meets a pretty young hostess and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance

Starring: Judith Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead, Kenny Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Herbert, Jean Hersholt, Lynn Fontanne, Anne G. Sterling ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1943-06-24

Lady of Burlesque

6.3/10 IMDB

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian, Gloria Dickson, Victoria Faust, Stephanie Bachelor, Charles Dingle, Marion Martin, Frank Conroy ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1943-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Hi Diddle Diddle

Hi Diddle Diddle

6.6/10 IMDB

When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.

Starring: Martha Scott, Adolphe Menjou, Pola Negri, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc, Walter Kingsford, Barton Hepburn, Byron Foulger, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1943-08-02
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Pigs in a Polka

Pigs in a Polka

7.1/10 IMDB

Dressed in a tuxedo, the Big Bad Wolf announces the evening's program: the tale of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, set to the music of Johannes Brahms's Hungarian Dances. Queue the fairy tale: we watch each pig build his house, the first two pigs dance and play, the wolf arrives and, wearing a gypsy woman's disguise, almost catches them. They run to hide in the brick house, where the wolf tries various ruses to gain entry, including dressing as a poverty-stricken old woman reduced to playing a violin for donations. He fools the two simple pigs and gets inside. Will he dine on pork? The house has an elevator, the wolf gets the shaft.

Starring: Sara Berner, Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1943-02-01
Best Music Movies of 1943 : His Butler's Sister

His Butler's Sister

7.0/10 IMDB

Aspiring singer Ann Carter visits her stepbrother in New York, hoping to make it on Broadway.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O’Brien, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Walter Catlett, Hans Conried, Evelyn Ankers, Florence Bates, Roscoe Karns ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1943-11-26

Hers to Hold

6.5/10 IMDB

Deanna Durbin is all grown up in Hers to Hold, the unofficial sequel to her "Three Smart Girls" films of the 1930s. Durbin plays Penelope Craig, the starry-eyed daughter of wealthy Judson and Dorothy Craig (Charles Winninger, Nella Walker). Developing a crush on much-older playboy Bill Morley (Joseph Cotton), Penelope stops at nothing to land the elusive Morley as her husband. Highlights include Durbin's renditions of "Begin the Beguine" and the "Seguidilla" from Carmen, and a captivating sequence that includes highlights from Durbin's earlier films, presented as home movies!

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Joseph Cotten, Charles Winninger, Ludwig Stössel, Nella Walker, Samuel S. Hinds, Evelyn Ankers, Fay Helm, Iris Adrian, Nydia Westman ..
Directed by: Frank Ryan
Release date: 1943-07-16

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