Best Music Movies of 1947

1.

Fun and Fancy Free

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.

Starring: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Mortimer Snerd, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Anita Gordon, Cliff Edwards, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash, The King's Men ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, William Roberts, William Morgan
Release date: 1947-09-27
Best Music Movies of 1947 : It Happened on Fifth Avenue
2.

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

A New Yorker hobo moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Starring: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore, Gale Storm, Grant Mitchell, Edward Brophy, Alan Hale Jr., Dorothea Kent, Edward Ryan ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1947-04-19
3.

Humoresque

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A classical musician from a working class background is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Chandler, Tom D'Andrea, Peggy Knudsen, Ruth Nelson, Craig Stevens, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1947-01-25
4.

Good News

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring '20s, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field.

Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald, Mel Tormé, Robert E. Strickland, Donald MacBride, Tom Dugan, Clinton Sundberg ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1947-12-04
Best Music Movies of 1947 : Down to Earth
5.

Down to Earth

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton, Adele Jergens, George Macready, William Frawley, Jean Willes ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1947-08-21
Best Music Movies of 1947 : Copacabana
6.

Copacabana

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A talent agent sells his girlfriend to a nightclub -- as two separate acts. The deception and constant costume changes are too much for his girl.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Carmen Miranda, Steve Cochran, Andy Russell, Gloria Jean, Abel Green, Louis Sobol, Earl Wilson, The De Castro Sisters, Raul Reyes ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1947-05-30
Best Music Movies of 1947 : New Orleans
7.

New Orleans

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, and others.

Starring: Arturo de Córdova, Dorothy Patrick, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Marjorie Lord, Irene Rich, Woody Herman, Shelley Winters ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1947-04-18
Best Music Movies of 1947 : Variety Girl
8.

Variety Girl

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (a show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.

Starring: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson, Glenn Tryon, Nella Walker, Torben Meyer, Jack Norton, Elaine Riley, Charles Victor ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1947-08-29
9.

Tubby the Tuba

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In this Puppetoon animated short film (an Academy Award Best Short Subject, Cartoons nominee), Tubby the Tuba is disappointed that his sound limits what he's permitted to do in an orchestra of self-playing instruments that, unlike him, get to play pretty melodies. A chance meeting with a bullfrog changes everything.

Starring: Victor Jory ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1947-07-11
10.

It Happened in Brooklyn

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is able to share a place with Nick, the janitor of his old High School, and get a job as a singer in a music store. He also meets Leo, a talented pianist and his teacher Anne, whose dream is to singing Opera. When Jamie arrives from England, Danny tries to show him the Brooklyn experience and help him compose modern swing music. Together, these four also try to help Leo get the Brooklyn Music scholarship.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante, Gloria Grahame, Aubrey Mather, William Roy, Dick Wessel, Tamara Shayne ..
Directed by: Richard Whorf
Release date: 1947-03-13

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