Best Music Movies of 1943


Phantom of the Opera

6.4/10 IMDB

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom".

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Jane Farrar, J. Edward Bromberg, Fritz Feld, Frank Puglia, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1943-08-12
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The Yankee Doodle Mouse

The Yankee Doodle Mouse

7.7/10 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

The Hard Way

7.1/10 IMDB

Helen Chernen 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

Cabin in the Sky

7.1/10 IMDB

When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens, remembering nothing and struggles to do right by his devout wife, Petunia, while an angel known as the General and the devil's son, Lucifer Jr., fight for his soul.

Starring: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Kenneth Spencer, John W. Bubbles, Oscar Polk, Mantan Moreland, Willie Best ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1943-04-09

Stormy Weather

7.3/10 IMDB

Dancing great Bill Williamson sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: Just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to settle down. Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.

Starring: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham, Fats Waller, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson, Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe, Doris Ake, Juliette Ball ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1943-07-21

Thank Your Lucky Stars

6.8/10 IMDB

An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1943-09-25

Du Barry Was a Lady

6.1/10 IMDB

Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is in love with a poor dancer but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Starring: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Donald Meek, Douglass Dumbrille, George Givot, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1943-08-13

Presenting Lily Mars

6.8/10 IMDB

Starstruck Indiana small-town girl Lily is pestering theatrical producer John Thornway for a role but he is reluctant.

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Mártha Eggerth, Douglas Croft, Leonid Kinskey, Patricia Barker ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1943-04-29

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

6.7/10 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

Thousands Cheer

6.2/10 IMDB

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars.

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles, Ben Blue, Frances Rafferty, Mary Elliott, Frank Jenks, Frank Sully, Dick Simmons ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1943-01-01

The Gang's All Here

6.6/10 IMDB

A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

Starring: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman, Eugene Pallette, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton, Tony De Marco, James Ellison, Sheila Ryan ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1943-12-24
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit

6.3/10 IMDB

Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, pursuing her in the guise of a carefree drifter.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, Robert Ryan, Elizabeth Patterson, Marjorie Gateson, Freddie Slack, Bobby Barber, Eric Blore, Neil Hamilton ..
Directed by: Edward H. Griffith
Release date: 1943-07-13
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Stage Door Canteen

Stage Door Canteen

6.3/10 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

This Is the Army

5.8/10 IMDB

In WW I dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the War, he becomes a producer. In WW II his son Johnny Jones, who was before his fathers assistant, gets the order to stage a knew all-soldier show, called THIS IS THE ARMY. But in his pesonal life he has problems, because he refuses to marry his fiancée until the war is over.

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Charles Butterworth, Dolores Costello, Una Merkel, Stanley Ridges, Rosemary DeCamp, Ruth Donnelly ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1943-08-14
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Hi Diddle Diddle

Hi Diddle Diddle

6.7/10 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 : 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
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Pigs in a Polka

Pigs in a Polka

6.8/10 IMDB

A tuxedo-clad wolf Master of Ceremonies 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.

Starring: Sara Berner, Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1943-02-06

Reveille with Beverly

6.6/10 IMDB

Beverly Ross, the switchboard operator at a local radio station, jumps at the chance to be the DJ for an early morning show before the soldiers at a nearby army camp assemble for reveille. Beverly, with her modern music, camp bulletins and chatter, is a hit with the soldiers. Beverly's younger brother and his two buddies are soldiers at the camp. The buddies vie for Beverly's attentions.

Starring: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Sinatra, Tim Ryan, Larry Parks, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt, Adele Mara ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1943-02-04

Best Foot Forward

6.4/10 IMDB

Bud Hooper, a cadet at Winsocki Military Academy, sends an invitation to movie star Lucille Ball to come to Winsocki's big dance. Ball's publicity-hungry agent convinces her to go in order to boost her career. Complications arise when Bud's girlfriend Helen Schlesinger unexpectedly shows up, too.

Starring: Lucille Ball, William Gaxton, Virginia Weidler, Tommy Dix, Nancy Walker, June Allyson, Kenny Bowers, Gloria DeHaven, Jack Jordan, Chill Wills ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1943-10-08
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Hers to Hold

Hers to Hold

6.3/10 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

Coney Island

6.4/10 IMDB

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star attraction (and Joe's love interest), Kate Farley, a brash singer with a penchant for flashy clothes. Eddie and Kate argue as he tries to soften her image. Eventually, Kate becomes the toast of Coney Island and the two fall in love. Joe then tries to sabotage their marriage plans.

Starring: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Phil Silvers, Charles Winninger, Matt Briggs, Phyllis Kennedy, Paul Hurst, Andrew Tombes, Frank Orth ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1943-06-18
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Hi, Buddy

Hi, Buddy

5.5/10 IMDB

Dick Foran and Harriet Hilliard (aka Harriet Nelson) top the cast of the Universal musical quickie Hi, Buddy. Foran plays GI Dave O'Connor, who comes to the rescue when a boy's club is threatened with foreclosure. Upon learning that the money targetted for the club has been appropriated by a crooked manager, O'Connor calls upon his army buddies to stage a big, fundraising show.

Starring: Dick Foran, Harriet Nelson, Robert Paige, Marjorie Lord, Bobs Watson, Jennifer Holt, Helene Stanley ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1943-02-26
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Larceny with Music

Larceny with Music

6.4/10 IMDB

A former bootlegger is now the prosperous owner of a popular nightclub. A hustling promoter manages to pass off a young singer as the heir to a fortune and gets her booked at the club.

Starring: Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle, Leo Carrillo, William Frawley, Gus Schilling, Lee Patrick, Samuel S. Hinds, Sig Arno, Alvino Rey, Alyce King ..
Directed by: Edward C. Lilley
Release date: 1943-09-10
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The Amazing Mrs. Holliday

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday

6.4/10 IMDB

A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Treacher, Harry Davenport, Grant Mitchell, Frieda Inescort, Bess Flowers, Elisabeth Risdon, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir, Bruce Manning
Release date: 1943-02-19
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Higher and Higher

Higher and Higher

6.0/10 IMDB

A valet to a bankrupt millionaire plans to rebuild his boss's fortune by passing a scullery maid off as a high-society debutante.

Starring: Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra, Leon Errol, Barbara Hale, Mel Tormé, Victor Borge, Marcy McGuire, Mary Wickes, Elisabeth Risdon ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1943-12-31
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Sweet Rosie O'Grady

6.2/10 IMDB

An American singer becomes engaged to an English duke, but is continuously pestered over her past as a burlesque dancer by a reporter from her hometown.

Starring: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou, Reginald Gardiner, Virginia Grey, Sig Ruman, Alan Dinehart, Hermes Pan, Phil Regan, Hobart Cavanaugh ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1943-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Three Cheers for the Girls

Three Cheers for the Girls

6.6/10 IMDB

This short film showcases six production numbers from various Warner Bros. musicals.

Starring: Lynn Baggett, Lois January, Allen Jenkins, Dolores Moran, Flower Parry, Dick Powell, Poppy Wilde ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1943-05-08

Hello, Frisco, Hello

6.5/10 IMDB

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Starring: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari, Laird Cregar, June Havoc, Ward Bond, George Barbier, George Barbier, Adele Jergens ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1943-03-26
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The Powers Girl

The Powers Girl

6.5/10 IMDB

Two small-town sisters who've come to New York City for very different reasons find themselves competing for the affections of a brash magazine photographer. Comedy.

Starring: George Murphy, Anne Shirley, Carole Landis, Dennis Day, Rafael Alcayde, Jean Ames, Mary Treen, Alan Mowbray, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1943-01-15
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The Desert Song

The Desert Song

5.9/10 IMDB

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman, Gene Lockhart, Faye Emerson, Victor Francen, Curt Bois, Jack La Rue, Marcel Dalio ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Rhythm Serenade

Rhythm Serenade

5.7/10 IMDB

Patriotic musical romance. After her school is closed, teacher Ann tries to join up. However, she is persuaded to organise a nursery for a munitions factory.

Starring: Vera Lynn, Betty Jardine, Peter Murray-Hill, Julien Mitchell ..
Directed by: Gordon Wellesley
Release date: 1943-10-11
Best Music Movies of 1943 : We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again

5.9/10 IMDB

A young dancer trying to make it in London during World War II discovers that people like her singing voice, too. Although she's at first reluctant to sing, she finally does and becomes a star. She hooks up with a young musician who composes classical music and turns his nose up at this vulgar "popular" music, but she believes he can be a success at it and sets out to turn him around.

Starring: Vera Lynn, Betty Jardine, Frederick Leister, Patricia Roc, Geraldo ..
Directed by: Philip Brandon
Release date: 1943-01-18
Best Music Movies of 1943 : You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith

You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith

5.7/10 IMDB

A young woman marries a soldier to fulfill the conditions of a will. However, when she gets ready to divorce him, she realizes that she actually loves him, and determines to find a way to keep him.

Starring: Allan Jones, Evelyn Ankers, Billie Burke, David Bruce, Stanley Clements, Patsy O'Connor, Mantan Moreland, Luis Alberni, Harry Hayden ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1943-10-22
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Heavenly Music

Heavenly Music

6.2/10 IMDB

Bandleader/singer/songwriter Ted Barry arrives to heaven. The receptionist tells him that before he can take his place in the Hall of Music, a committee must review his work and decide whether he is worthy of admittance.

Starring: Frederick Brady, Mary Elliott, Eric Blore, Steven Geray, Fritz Feld, Elmer Jerome, Eric Mayne, Lionel Royce, Billie Thomas, William Yetter Sr. ..
Directed by: Josef Berne
Release date: 1943-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Man from Music Mountain

Man from Music Mountain

6.2/10 IMDB

Roy returns home to fine a range feud between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. When his friend is killed he finds the rifle had a defective pin. He learns the rifle belongs to a ranch hand named Barker and that a third party has caused the feud. When he captures outlaws trying to blow up a dam, he claims Barker was the killer. But Barker has switched rifles and the outlaws now accuse Roy and Roy finds himself in trouble.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Bob Nolan, Ruth Terry, Paul Kelly, Ann Gillis, George Cleveland, Pat Brady, Renie Riano, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1943-10-30
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Something to Shout About

Something to Shout About

5.5/10 IMDB

A press agent, a composer and a landlord of a theatrical boardinghouse revive vaudeville on Broadway.

Starring: Don Ameche, Janet Blair, Jack Oakie, William Gaxton, Cobina Wright, Veda Ann Borg, Jaye Martin, Cyd Charisse, Teddy Wilson, Hazel Scott ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1943-02-25
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Cavalcade of Dance

Cavalcade of Dance

6.0/10 IMDB

Ballroom dancers Veloz and Yolanda perform the various dance fads of the first half of the twentieth century.

Starring: Veloz, Yolanda, Art Gilmore ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1943-10-03

I Dood It

6.2/10 IMDB

Constance Shaw, a Broadway dance star, and Joseph Rivington Reynolds, a keen fan of hers, marry after she breaks up with her fiancé. Connie thinks Joseph owns a gold mine, but he actually works as a presser at a hotel valet shop. When everyone learns what he really is, Joseph is banned from the theater. When he sneaks in again, he learns of a plot to set off a bomb in the adjoining munitions warehouse.

Starring: Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley, Patricia Dane, Sam Levene, Thurston Hall, Lena Horne, Hazel Scott, Jimmy Dorsey, Helen O'Connell ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1943-09-01
Best Music Movies of 1943 : So's Your Uncle

So's Your Uncle

5.8/10 IMDB

Circumstances arise that result in a man impersonating his uncle. As the "uncle", he finds himself pursued by his girlfriend's aunt, who does not approve of their relationship.

Starring: Billie Burke, Donald Woods, Elyse Knox, Frank Jenks, Robert Lowery, Irving Bacon, Chester Clute, Tom Kennedy, Paul Stanton, Rita Gould ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1943-09-01

Swing Fever

5.9/10 IMDB

Comedy about a bandleader with hypnotic powers.

Starring: Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan, Nat Pendleton, Lena Horne, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Curt Bois, Morris Ankrum, Mantan Moreland ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1943-11-01
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Tahiti Honey

Tahiti Honey

6.8/10 IMDB

The "Eleven Brooklyn Bombshells," a band led by Mickey Monroe ('Dennis O'Keefe (I)' ), are stranded in Tahiti at the time of the fall of France to the Nazis. Suzette "Suzie" Durand (Simone Simon). a French-American girl singing in a nightclub is consumed with a desire to go to the United States. Things go from bad to worse for the band,. and they are faced with the necessity of either taking a girl singer into the group,which they all regard as bad luck, or starving. The band insists that she be dropped as soon as they can earn enough to catch a bot home. But Mickey falls in love with Suzie, and smuggles her on board the ship.

Starring: Simone Simon, Dennis O'Keefe, Michael Whalen, Lionel Stander, Wally Vernon, Tom Seidel, Dan Seymour, Edward Gargan, Abigail Adams, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1943-04-06

Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra

6.5/10 IMDB

Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.

Starring: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1943-03-27

Let's Face It

6.0/10 IMDB

A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get back at their philandering husbands by hiring the soldier and two of his buddies as "escorts" for the weekend. Complications ensue when the husbands show up unexpectedly.

Starring: Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Zasu Pitts, Phyllis Povah, Dave Willock, Eve Arden, Cully Richards, Marjorie Weaver, Dona Drake, Raymond Walburn ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1943-08-04
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Miss London Ltd.

Miss London Ltd.

5.6/10 IMDB

Askey stars as a man trying to save his flagging escort agency. A new partner suggests getting some new girls in, just in time for the soldiers' leave. The film also features the English singing favourite of the forties, Anne Shelton.

Starring: Arthur Askey, Evelyn Dall, Anne Shelton, Richard Hearne, Max Bacon, Peter Graves, Jack Train, Jean Kent, Sheila Bligh, Noni Brooke ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1943-06-14
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Riding High

Riding High

4.9/10 IMDB

No relation to the 1950 Frank Capra film of the same name, the 1943 Technicolor musical Riding High is a by-the-numbers vehicle for Dorothy Lamour and Dick Powell. Lamour stars as Ann Castle, a former burlesque queen who heads westward to claim her father's silver mine. Powell plays mining engineer Steve Baird, who like Ann has a vested interest in the worked-out mine. With the help of genial counterfeiter Mortimer J. Slocum (Victor Moore), Steve and Ann are able to peddle mining stock, thus saving her from bankruptcy. The stockholders are in a lynching mood when it appears that they've been flim-flammed, but a last minute "miracle" saves the day. Featured in the cast are Paramount stalwarts Cass Daley and Gil Lamb, the former doing her quasi-Martha Raye act and the latter swallowing his harmonica for the millionth time. Production values are excellent and the songs are exuberantly performed; it's only in its hackneyed plot that Riding High slows to a clip-clop.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell, Victor Moore, Gil Lamb, Cass Daley, Bill Goodwin, Rod Cameron, Glenn Langan, Roscoe Karns, Douglas Fowley ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1943-11-11
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Silver Skates

Silver Skates

5.9/10 IMDB

The management of touring ice show faces mounting debts.

Starring: Kenny Baker, Belita, Patricia Morison, Werner Groebli, Hans Mauch, Irene Dare, Danny Shaw, Eugene Turner, Joyce Compton, Frank Faylen ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1943-02-26
Best Music Movies of 1943 : The United States Navy Band

The United States Navy Band

6.1/10 IMDB

The United States Navy Band, conducted by Lieutenant Charles Brendler, performs naval and patriotic numbers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Starring: Charles Brendler ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1943-01-25
Best Music Movies of 1943 : Campus Rhythm

Campus Rhythm

5.4/10 IMDB

Radio singer Joan Abbott, known as the "Crunchy-Wunchy Thrush", does not want to renew her contract with the cereal sponsor, as she wants to go to college. But her guardian, her Uncle Willie signs the contract in order to pay off his own debts. But this time Joan won't take no for an answer and enrolls under an assumed name. When Joan goes missing, the radio institutes a search for Joan via a publicity stunt.

Starring: Gale Storm, Johnny Downs, Robert Lowery, Candy Candido, GeGe Pearson, Douglas Leavitt, Herbert Heyes, Tom Kennedy, Marie Blake, Johnny Duncan ..
Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss
Release date: 1943-11-19

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