Best Music Movies of 1950

1.

Annie Get Your Gun

3.9
6.9/10 IMDB

This film adaptation of Irving Berlin's classic musical stars Betty Hutton as gunslinger Annie Oakley, who romances fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler (Howard Keel) as they travel with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Previously off target when it comes to love, Annie proves you can get a man with a gun in this battle-of-the-sexes extravaganza, which features timeless numbers like "Anything You Can Do" and "There's No Business Like Show Business."

Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Mae Clarke, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1950-05-01
2.

Summer Stock

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

To Jane Falbury's New England farm comes a troup of actors to put up a show, invited by Jane's sister. At first reluctant she has them do farm chores in exchange for food. Her reluctance becomes attraction when she falls in love with the director, Joe, who happens to be her sister's fiance.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, Phil Silvers, Ray Collins, Nita Bieber, Carleton Carpenter, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1950-08-31
3.

Young Man with a Horn

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Juano Hernández, Jerome Cowan, Mary Beth Hughes, Nestor Paiva, Orley Lindgren, Walter Reed ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1950-03-01
4.

Tea for Two

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In this reworking of "No, No, Nanette," wealthy heiress Nanette Carter bets her uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for 48 hours. If she wins, she can invest the money in a Broadway show featuring songs written by her beau, and of course, in which she will star. Trouble is, she doesn't realize her uncle's been wiped out by the Stock Market crash.

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, Billy De Wolfe, S.Z. Sakall, Bill Goodwin, Patrice Wymore, Virginia Gibson ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1950-09-02
5.

Three Little Words

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Song-and-dance man Bert Kalmar can't continue his stage career after an injury for while, so he has to earn his money as a lyricst. Per chance he meets composer Harry Ruby and their first song is a hit. Ruby gets Kalmar to marry is former partner Jessie Brown, and Kalmar and Jessie prevent Ruby from getting married to the wrong girls. But due to the fact, that Ruby has caused a backer's withdrawal for a Kalmar play, they end their relation.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl, Keenan Wynn, Gale Robbins, Gloria DeHaven, Phil Regan, Harry Shannon, Debbie Reynolds ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1950-07-12
6.

Fancy Pants

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

An American actor, impersonating an English butler, is hired by a rich woman from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter. The complications increase when the town believes the actor/butler to be an earl and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit.

Starring: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot, Lea Penman, Jack Kirkwood, Hugh French, Eric Blore, Joseph Vitale, John Alexander, Norma Varden ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1950-07-19
7.

Nancy Goes to Rio

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Mother and daughter (Sothern and Powell) compete over same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.

Starring: Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Barry Sullivan, Carmen Miranda, Louis Calhern, Scotty Beckett, Fortunio Bonanova, Glenn Anders, Nella Walker, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1950-03-10
Best Music Movies of 1950 : I'll Get By
8.

I'll Get By

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

I'll Get By is an updated remake of the 1940 20th Century-Fox musical Tin Pan Alley. William Lundigan and Dennis Day play William Spencer and Freddie Lee respectively, successful song publishers who make hits out of such numbers as "I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo", "Deep in the Heart of Texas", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "There Will Never Be Another You", and other favorites (the rights to all of these songs were conveniently held by 20th Century-Fox). The partnership has some hard times, especially during the feud between ASCAP and the radio networks, when only public-domain songs like "I Dream of Jeannie" were permitted to be broadcast.

Starring: June Haver, William Lundigan, Gloria DeHaven, Dennis Day, Harry James, Thelma Ritter, Steve Allen, Danny Davenport, Harry Antrim, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Richard Sale
Release date: 1950-10-02
Best Music Movies of 1950 : The Toast of New Orleans
9.

The Toast of New Orleans

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to regret this rash decision when the singers fall in love.

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Mario Lanza, David Niven, J. Carrol Naish, James Mitchell, Richard Hageman, Clinton Sundberg, Sig Arno, Rita Moreno, Romo Vincent ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1950-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1950 : Wabash Avenue
10.

Wabash Avenue

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.

Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Phil Harris, Reginald Gardiner, James Barton, Barry Kelley, Margaret Hamilton, Percy Helton, Marie Bryant, Jacqueline Dalya ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1950-03-31

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