Best Music Movies of 1948


Easter Parade

7.3/10 IMDB

On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protege, Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.

Starring: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Clinton Sundberg, Richard Beavers, Lola Albright, Shirley Ballard, Edward Biby ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1948-07-08

Melody Time

6.2/10 IMDB

In the grand tradition of Disney's great musical classics, Melody Time features seven timeless stories, each enhanced with high-spirited music and unforgettable characters. You'll be sure to tap your toes and clap your hands in this witty feast for the eyes and ears.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Dennis Day, Freddy Martin, Frances Langford, Sons of the Pioneers, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ethel Smith, Trigger, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-05-27

The Pirate

6.9/10 IMDB

A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco, Lester Allen, Lola Deem, Ellen Ross, Mary Jo Ellis ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1948-06-11

Romance on the High Seas

7.0/10 IMDB

Georgia Garrett is sent by jealous wife Elvira Kent on an ocean cruise to masquerade as herself while she secretly stays home to catch her husband cheating. Meanwhile equally suspicious husband Michael Kent has sent a private eye on the same cruise to catch his wife cheating. Love and confusion ensues along with plenty of musical numbers.

Starring: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S.Z. Sakall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Blore, Franklin Pangborn, Leslie Brooks ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1948-06-25
Best Music Movies of 1948 : A Song Is Born

A Song Is Born

6.9/10 IMDB

The story of seven scholars in search of an expert to teach them about swing music. They seem to have found the perfect candidate in winsome nightclub singer Honey Swanson. But Honey's gangster boyfriend doesn't want to give her up.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Mel Powell, Charlie Barnet, The Golden Gate Quartette, The Golden Gate Quartette ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1948-10-19

A Date with Judy

6.5/10 IMDB

Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challeged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Xavier Cugat, Robert Stack, Scotty Beckett, Selena Royle, Leon Ames, Clinton Sundberg ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1948-07-29
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Ladies of the Chorus

Ladies of the Chorus

6.1/10 IMDB

Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus. When May has a fight with featured dancer Bubbles, Bubbles leaves the show and Peggy takes her place. When Peggy falls in love with wealthy Randy, May fears class differences may lead to misery.

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant, Dave Barry, Eddie Garr, Steven Geray, Gladys Blake, Chet Brandenburg, Paul E. Burns ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1948-12-30

Words and Music

6.4/10 IMDB

Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): from their first meeting, through lean years and their breakthrough, to their successes on Broadway, London, and Hollywood. We see the fruits of Hart and Rodgers' collaboration - elaborately staged numbers from their plays, characters' visits to night clubs, and impromptu performances at parties. We also see Larry's scattered approach to life, his failed love with Peggy McNeil, his unhappiness, and Richard's successful wooing of Dorothy Feiner.

Starring: Tom Drake, Mickey Rooney, Janet Leigh, Marshall Thompson, Betty Garrett, Jeanette Nolan, Ann Sothern, Perry Como, Cyd Charisse, Richard Quine ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1948-12-31
Best Music Movies of 1948 : The Emperor Waltz

The Emperor Waltz

6.1/10 IMDB

At the turn of the 20th century, travelling salesman Virgil Smith journeys to Vienna in the hope he can sell a gramophone to Emperor Franz Joseph, whose purchase of the recent American invention could spur its popularity in Austria.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Lucile Watson, Richard Haydn, Harold Vermilyea, Sig Ruman, Julia Dean, Bert Prival, Alma Macrorie ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1948-07-02
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Boarding House Blues

Boarding House Blues

6.7/10 IMDB

Tenants of a Harlem boarding house put on a show to save their home.

Starring: Moms Mabley, Dusty Fletcher, Marcellus Wilson, Marie Cooke, Emory Richardson, Sidney Easton ..
Directed by: Josh Binney
Release date: 1948-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1948 : One Night with You

One Night with You

6.9/10 IMDB

Two strangers meet when they both miss their trains, and end up spending a penniless day and night together. An English version of 'It Happened One Night'.

Starring: Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano, Hugh Wakefield, Guy Middleton, Charles Goldner, Stanley Holloway, Christopher Lee, Willy Fueter, Ferdy Mayne ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1948-04-25

Three Daring Daughters

6.2/10 IMDB

Three young girls try to help their divorced mother find the right husband.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, José Iturbi, Jane Powell, Edward Arnold, Elinor Donahue, Ann E. Todd, Tom Helmore, Harry Davenport, Moyna MacGill, Kathryn Card ..
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Release date: 1948-02-12
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

6.3/10 IMDB

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a timeless family holiday classic.

Starring: Paul Wing ..
Directed by: Max Fleischer
Release date: 1948-11-11
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Up in Central Park

Up in Central Park

6.1/10 IMDB

A newspaper reporter and the daughter of an immigrant maintenance man help expose political corruption in New York City.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes, Vincent Price, Albert Sharpe, Tom Powers, Hobart Cavanaugh, Thurston Hall, Howard Freeman, Mary Field, Tom Pedi ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1948-07-09
Best Music Movies of 1948 : You Were Meant for Me

You Were Meant for Me

6.1/10 IMDB

A bandleader falls in love and marries a small town girl.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey, Oscar Levant, Barbara Lawrence, Selena Royle, Bess Flowers, Percy Kilbride, Herbert Anderson, Erskine Sanford, Marilyn Monroe ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1948-01-28
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Bumble Boogie

Bumble Boogie

6.6/10 IMDB

A bumblebee (to a boogie-woogie version of Flight of the Bumblebee) is being attacked by flowers made of piano keys, flowers made of trumpets, snakes made of piano keys, the piano hammers hitting the "strings" of the sheet music, and so forth.

Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1948-05-27

April Showers

6.0/10 IMDB

A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on top or they'll really be in trouble. They decide to put their young son in the act in hopes of attracting some new attention. The boy turns out to be a major talent, audiences love him and the act is on its way to the top. That's when an organization whose purpose is to stop children from performing on stage shows up, and they're dead set on breaking up the act.

Starring: Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Ellis, Richard Rober, Joseph Crehan, Billy Curtis, John Gallaudet, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: James V. Kern
Release date: 1948-03-27
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Trees


5.6/10 IMDB

A Walt Disney short film.

Directed by: Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1948-05-27
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Are You With It?

Are You With It?

6.7/10 IMDB

Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. His knowledge of mathematics makes him a natural as an assistant at the wheel of fortune. His fiancée begs him to return to his job but he refuses, so she joins the carnival and becomes a striptease artist. When Milton attempts to drag her off the stage, a brawling mêlée breaks out and the entire troupe is arrested by the local police. The carnival is sold but Milton reveals that the new owner has conspired to defraud the insurance company. The insurance company has to accept the carnival in lieu of the money owed, and they allow Milton and his fiancée, Vivian, to stay with and help run the carnival.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart, Lew Parker, Walter Catlett, Patricia Dane, Ransom M. Sherman, Louis Da Pron, Noel Neill, Julie Gibson ..
Directed by: Jack Hively
Release date: 1948-03-19
Best Music Movies of 1948 : On Our Merry Way

On Our Merry Way

5.7/10 IMDB

Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?

Starring: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Hugh Herbert, Henry Hull, Eduardo Ciannelli, Betty Caldwell ..
Directed by: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens
Release date: 1948-02-03
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Casbah


6.0/10 IMDB

Pepe Le Moko leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Märta Torén, Hugo Haas, Thomas Gomez, Douglas Dick, Herbert Rudley, Gene Walker, Curt Conway ..
Directed by: John Berry
Release date: 1948-04-01

On an Island with You

5.9/10 IMDB

A young navy lieutenant is brought in as technical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend is just one of those disagreeing.

Starring: Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Jimmy Durante, Cyd Charisse, Xavier Cugat, Leon Ames, Kathryn Beaumont, Dick Simmons, Chester Clute ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1948-05-03
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Killer Diller

Killer Diller

5.5/10 IMDB

An all-Black comedy and dance revue with stars of stage and screen.

Starring: Dusty Fletcher, George Wiltshire, Butterfly McQueen, Nellie Hill, Freddie Robinson, Edgar Martin, Sidney Easton, Augustus Smith, Moms Mabley, Ken Renard ..
Directed by: Josh Binney
Release date: 1948-01-01

Summer Holiday

5.7/10 IMDB

Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father isn't too happy with their puppy-love, since Richard always share his revolutionary ideas with her.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston, Frank Morgan, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Marilyn Maxwell, Agnes Moorehead, Selena Royle, Michael Kirby, Shirley Johns ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1948-04-15
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Under California Stars

Under California Stars

5.6/10 IMDB

When Roy and Trigger arrive at his ranch he finds Cookie has hired his relatives. Caroline, the only relative that doesn't have a strong resemblance to Cookie, is the horse trainer. Bob Tells Roy a gang of men are hunting range horses. Roy puts a stop to hunting on his land. Pop decides there's money in kidnapping Trigger and demands a $100,000 ransom. McFarland's stepson, Ted, and his dog Tramp, run away and is found hiding in Roy's barn. A trap is set to catch the kidnappers ranch.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, George Lloyd, Wade Crosby, Michael Chapin, House Peters Jr., Steve Clark, Joseph A. Garro ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1948-04-30
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

9.0/10 IMDB

The historic Toscanini television concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast #1 was of a concert on April 3, 1948, at NBC Studio 8H, featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Choral"). (Concerts #1 and #2 were released on "Vol. 1" in the DVD series.)

Starring: Arturo Toscanini, Anne McKnight, Jane Hobson, Erwin Dillon, Norman Scott ..
Directed by: Hal Keith
Release date: 1948-04-03

The Kissing Bandit

5.2/10 IMDB

Ricardo, the milquetoast son of a Mexican bandit, would rather lead a quiet life in Boston. But the family would rather that he follow in his father's footsteps and become "The Kissing Bandit".

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish, Mildred Natwick, Mikhail Rasumny, Billy Gilbert, Sono Osato, Clinton Sundberg, Carleton G. Young, Ricardo Montalban ..
Directed by: László Benedek
Release date: 1948-11-14
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 4: Mozart, Dvorak, Wagner

Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 4: Mozart, Dvorak, Wagner

8.0/10 IMDB

The historic Toscanini television concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast #3 was of a concert on December 4, 1948, at NBC Studio 8H, featuring Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550; Dvorak's Symphonic Variations op78; and Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser. (Concerts #3 and #4 were released on "Vol. 2" in the DVD series.)

Starring: Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra ..
Directed by: Hal Keith
Release date: 1948-12-04
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1: Wagner

Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1: Wagner

7.6/10 IMDB

The historic Toscanini television concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast #1 was of a concert on March 20, 1948, at NBC Studio 8H, featuring orchestral music from Wagner's operas. (Concerts #1 and #2 were released on "Vol. 1" in the DVD series.)

Starring: Arturo Toscanini ..
Directed by: Hal Keith
Release date: 1948-03-20

Musical Merry-Go-Round #4

6.6/10 IMDB

Virginia O'Brien visits Martin Block as he hosts a radio show devoted to Les Brown and His Band of Renown. A few numbers are heard from the band as Block gives a brief history of how they started. O'Brien also recalls her first movie song.

Starring: Martin Block, Virginia O'Brien, Les Brown ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-07-17

Sing or Swim

5.4/10 IMDB

The world famous Coney Island in New York City, which got it's start in the 1840's is here included in Famous Studios, "Screen Song" series. The featured song is, By the Beautiful Sea, written in 1914, and is of the "follow the bouncing ball" variety. The song follows the slight story of animal characters(among them an elephant and mouse playing catch with a medicine ball)having fun at the beach.

Starring: Jackson Beck ..
Directed by: Seymour Kneitel
Release date: 1948-06-15

Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight

6.0/10 IMDB

In this short film, four popular songs, "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "Moonlight Bay", "In the Evening By the Moonlight", and "Shine on Harvest Moon", about moonlight are presented.

Starring: Art Gilmore, Pat McKee, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-01-24
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Music Man

Music Man

7.0/10 IMDB

Bickering brothers unwittingly wind up working together on the same musical production.

Starring: Jimmy Dorsey, Freddie Stewart, Phil Brito, Alan Hale Jr., June Preisser, Noel Neill, Chick Chandler, Norman Leavitt, Gertrude Astor, William Bailey ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1948-09-05

Let's Sing Grandfather's Favorites

5.8/10 IMDB

A retrospective of popular music from the 1890s and the turn of the century, with words for the audience to join in.

Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-08-08
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Campus Sleuth

Campus Sleuth

6.7/10 IMDB

A photographer is choked to death just outside of where a college dance is being held. The body is discovered by Lee Watson, but promptly disappears, as it is being whisked from one point to another on the campus by a night watchman, who is an ex-convict.

Starring: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Warren Mills, Noel Neill, Donald MacBride, Monte Collins, Stan Ross, Bobby Sherwood, Mildred Jorman, Geri Galian ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1948-05-04
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Smart Politics

Smart Politics

6.5/10 IMDB

The growth of juvenile crime in a small town starts a movement for the building of a youth center.

Starring: Freddie Stewart, Frankie Darro, June Preisser, Warren Mills, Noel Neill, Donald MacBride, Candy Candido, Harry Tyler, Monte Collins, Tommy Mack ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1948-01-03
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Give My Regards to Broadway

Give My Regards to Broadway

6.0/10 IMDB

A family vaudeville act is threatened when the eldest son is offered a contract to play baseball. Musical.

Starring: Dan Dailey, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter, Jane Nigh, Nancy Guild, Charles Ruggles, Georgia Caine, Howard Freeman, Barbara Lawrence, Sig Ruman ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1948-06-08

Martin Block's Musical Merry-Go-Round #3

6.3/10 IMDB

Radio personality Martin Block interviews Ray Noble and Buddy Clark and introduces a few performances by Clark singing with Ray Noble and His Orchestra.

Release date: 1948-06-26

Musical Merry-Go-Round #2

5.8/10 IMDB

Disc Jockey Martin Block talks with and plays music by Tex Beneke

Starring: Martin Block, Tex Beneke, 0 ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-04-24
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Tornado Range

Tornado Range

6.1/10 IMDB

Tornado Range is one of five Eddie Dean westerns originally produced by PRC in 1947 but released the following year by Eagle-Lion. Cast as a troubleshooter for the U.S. Land Office, Dean is assigned to settle a deadly range war. Sure enough, the warring homesteaders and cattlemen are being whipped into a frenzy by a third party, who hopes to "divide and conquer," claiming the land for himself. Surprisingly, all-purpose PRC villain George Cheseboro isn't the culprit in this one; instead, he's cast as the father of heroine Jennifer Holt. Roscoe Ates is once more on hand for some questionable comedy relief.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, Jennifer Holt, George Chesebro, Buster Slaven, Marshall Reed, Terry Frost, Lane Bradford, Russell Arms, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1948-02-21

Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 6

5.8/10 IMDB

In this musical short, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, and their Orchestras perform multiple numbers.

Starring: Martin Block, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Art Lund ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-08-03

Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 5

5.8/10 IMDB

In this episode of the Musical Merry-Go-Round we get music from Frankie Carle and His Orchestra and Marjorie Hughes.

Starring: Martin Block, Frankie Carle, Marjorie Hughes, Buddy Clark ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-08-28
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Smoky Mountain Melody

Smoky Mountain Melody

5.9/10 IMDB

Country-western favorite Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys star in the Columbia musical western Smoky Mountain Melody. Not much happens plotwise: Acuff, playing "himself," is a tenderfoot who somehow manages to come out on top when he heads westward. The villains (who aren't all that villainous) try to promote a phony stock deal, but Roy and his pals foils their plans. The comedy honors go to Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as a blowhard sheriff. Smoky Mountain Melody was scripted by Barry Shipman, the son of pioneering female filmmaker Nell Shipman.

Starring: Roy Acuff, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Russell Arms, Sybil Merritt, Tommy Ivo, Jason Robards Sr., Harry Cheshire, Fred F. Sears ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1948-12-16

One Sunday Afternoon

5.7/10 IMDB

The third film version of James Hagan's play, this time with songs added, starring Dennis Morgan as a dentist who marries patient and loyal Dorothy Malone despite his constant infatuation with sexy flirt Janis Paige. Filmed previously in 1933 ("One Sunday Afternoon") and 1941 ("The Strawberry Blonde").

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Dorothy Malone, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Ben Blue, Oscar O'Shea, Alan Hale Jr., Russell Hicks, Mary Field, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1948-12-25
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Variety Time

Variety Time

5.6/10 IMDB

Jack Parr hosts a variety program of comedic sketches.

Starring: Jack Paar, Hans Conried, Leon Errol, Dot Farley, Dorothy Granger, Edgar Kennedy, William S. Hart, Minerva Urecal ..
Directed by: Hal Yates
Release date: 1948-08-21
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Let's Sing a Song from Movies

Let's Sing a Song from Movies

5.5/10 IMDB

This audience sing-along features tunes from four musicals with the lyrics appearing on screen. Numbers include "Am I Blue?" from 1929's On with the Show!.

Starring: Art Gilmore ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1948-07-17
Best Music Movies of 1948 : The Lone Star State

The Lone Star State

5.5/10 IMDB

"The Lone Star State" is an animated short about Texas. Includes a sing-a-long of "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

Starring: Cal Tinney ..
Directed by: Izzy Sparber
Release date: 1948-08-19

Song of My Heart

5.0/10 IMDB

The portrait of Russian composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky focuses on his failed love affair.

Starring: Frank Sundström, Audrey Long, Cedric Hardwicke, Mikhail Rasumny, Gale Sherwood, Serge Krizman, Charles Trowbridge, Kate Drain Lawson, Lester Sharpe, Gil Frye ..
Directed by: Benjamin Glazer
Release date: 1948-01-31

Thrills of Music: Gene Krupa and His Orchestra

0.0/10 IMDB

Includes the segments, "Bop Boogie", "Sabre Dance" and "Disc Jockey Jump" by Gene and the band with vocalist Dolores Hawkins and introduced by Disc Jockey Fred Robbins.

Starring: Gene Krupa, Dolores Hawkins, Fred Robbins ..
Directed by: Harry Foster
Release date: 1948-07-15
Best Music Movies of 1948 : Mary Lou

Mary Lou

0.0/10 IMDB

Airline hostess Ann Parker is fired for being undignified when she sang to calm the passengers during a storm. Mike Connors, publicity man for Frankie Carle's orchestra, invites her to try out as the band's vocalist since the regular singer, Mary Lou, had just quit the band on the eve of an engagement at a swanky New York night club. Encouraged by her boyfriend, Steve Roberts, Ann lands the job and assumes the name of "Mary Lou", a trademark almost for Frankie Carle singers. But the departed Mary Lou shows up and threatens to sue if she is not rehired. Ann returns to her former job. Meanwhile, Steve locates the woman who was the original Mary Lou with the band, and urges Mike to keep the current Mary Lou off the bandstand until he can return with Ann.

Starring: Robert Lowery, Joan Barton, Glenda Farrell, Frank Jenks, Thelma White, Abigail Adams, Chester Clute, Emmett Vogan, Pierre Watkin, Charles Jordan ..
Directed by: George Abbott
Release date: 1948-01-23

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