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

3.9
7.4/10 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

3.4
6.8/10 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: 1947-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1947 : Copacabana
5.

Copacabana

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Groucho Marx plays a talent agent that 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 : Tubby the Tuba
6.

Tubby the Tuba

3.1
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
Best Music Movies of 1947 : New Orleans
7.

New Orleans

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

It's the Lowdown on Wicked Old Basin Street!

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 : This Time for Keeps
8.

This Time for Keeps

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

An ex-GI falls for a bathing beauty (Esther Williams). Lauritz Melchior, Xavier Cugat, Jimmy Durante and Mackinac Island locations add to the good times and romance.

Starring: Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante, Lauritz Melchior, Johnny Johnston, Dame May Whitty, Sharon McManus, Dick Simmons, Mary Stuart, Ludwig Stössel, Dorothy Porter ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1947-10-17
Best Music Movies of 1947 : Variety Girl
9.

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
Best Music Movies of 1947 : Song of Love
10.

Song of Love

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker, Henry Daniell, Leo G. Carroll, Elsa Janssen, Gigi Perreau ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1947-10-09

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