Best Music Movies of 1944


Four Jills in a Jeep

6.4/10 IMDB

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Starring: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair, Jimmy Dorsey, Phil Silvers, Dick Haymes, Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1944-03-17

Music for Millions

6.6/10 IMDB

Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WWII

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Jimmy Durante, José Iturbi, June Allyson, Marsha Hunt, Hugh Herbert, Harry Davenport ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1944-12-18
Best Music Movies of 1944 : Up in Arms

Up in Arms

6.5/10 IMDB

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted and accidentally smuggles his girlfriend aboard his Pacific-bound troopship.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Dana Andrews, Constance Dowling, Knox Manning, Louis Calhern, George Mathews, Benny Baker, Lyle Talbot, Walter Catlett ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1944-02-17
Best Music Movies of 1944 : Pardon My Rhythm

Pardon My Rhythm

6.6/10 IMDB

A high school bandleader captures the interest of a popular co-ed.

Starring: Gloria Jean, Patric Knowles, Evelyn Ankers, Marjorie Weaver, Mel Tormé, Walter Catlett, Ethel Griffies, Bob Crosby, Patsy O'Connor ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1944-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1944 : Something for the Boys

Something for the Boys

6.0/10 IMDB

The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...

Starring: Carmen Miranda, Michael O'Shea, Vivian Blaine, Phil Silvers, Sheila Ryan, Perry Como, Glenn Langan, Eddie Acuff, Rory Calhoun, Chester Conklin ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1944-11-01
Best Music Movies of 1944 : One Exciting Night

One Exciting Night

6.0/10 IMDB

A young singer meets a man who is the victim of a kidnap plot, and is assumed by the gang to be his girlfriend.

Starring: Vera Lynn, Donald Stewart, Mary Clare, Frederick Leister, Phyllis Stanley, Cyril Smith, Richard Murdoch, Mavis Villiers, Peggy Anne, Jeanette Redgrave ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1944-12-04
Best Music Movies of 1944 : Ghost Catchers

Ghost Catchers

5.8/10 IMDB

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Leo Carrillo, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll, Andy Devine, Christine Forsyth, Lon Chaney Jr. ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1944-06-16
Best Music Movies of 1944 : Kansas City Kitty

Kansas City Kitty

6.5/10 IMDB

A piano teacher and her roommate decide invest their savings in a music publishing company. Comedy with music.

Starring: Joan Davis, Jane Frazee, Bob Crosby, Tim Ryan, Erik Rolf, Robert Emmett Keane ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1944-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1944 : A Night of Magic

A Night of Magic

4.1/10 IMDB

London bachelor Reggie Bryant receives a most unusual gift from his uncle - an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus with a 3,000 year old princess inside. More amazing still, when Reggie lifts the lid, he finds not a dried-up old mummy, but a very gorgeous and nubile young blonde who identifies herself as Princess Raviola. Forgetting all about his fiance, Reggie and the Princess set off on a wild drinking and dancing escapade through the nightclubs of London. Wishing to return the favor, Princess Raviola whisks Reggie 3,000 years back in time to ancient Egypt, where she intends to show him how they partied in Pharaoh's Palace!

Starring: Mariana Olive, Robert Griffith, Gerald Pring, Billy 'Uke' Scott, Elsa Tee, Edith Trent ..
Directed by: Herbert Wynne
Release date: 1944-04-06
Best Music Movies of 1944 : Sweethearts of the U.S.A.

Sweethearts of the U.S.A.

5.0/10 IMDB

A WW-II defense plant worker gets knocked out and dreams about helping the war effort in various ways, including solving a crime.

Starring: Una Merkel, Harry Parke, Donald Novis, Lillian Cornell, Teala Loring, Joel Friend, Cobina Wright Sr., Georgann Smith, Marion Martin, Ralph Sanford ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1944-03-07

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