Best Music Movies of 1950


Summer Stock

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

The West Point Story

6.2/10 IMDB

A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications.

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Alan Hale Jr., Roland Winters, Raymond Roe, Wilton Graff, Jerome Cowan ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1950-11-25

Three Little Words

7.0/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1950 : My Blue Heaven

My Blue Heaven

6.2/10 IMDB

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby. Finally they acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner.

Starring: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne, Jane Wyatt, Mitzi Gaynor, Una Merkel, Don Hicks, Louise Beavers, Laura Pierpont, Phyllis Coates ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1950-09-15
Best Music Movies of 1950 : I'll Get By

I'll Get By

6.1/10 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

Two Weeks with Love

6.9/10 IMDB

The Robinson family are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valeria, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti is at a disadvantage because her parents think she is too young for boys. But with Patti singing at an amateur show and a dance, her adventures in quest of Armendez ends happily.

Starring: Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Harding, Louis Calhern, Carleton Carpenter, Phyllis Kirk, Clinton Sundberg, Gary Gray, Tommy Rettig ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1950-11-10
Best Music Movies of 1950 : The Toast of New Orleans

The Toast of New Orleans

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

Wabash Avenue

6.1/10 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

Pagan Love Song

5.8/10 IMDB

Island girl Mimi plans to leave Tahiti, but maybe she'll have a reason to stay when Mr. Endicott arrives.

Starring: Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Minna Gombell, Charles Mauu, Rita Moreno ..
Directed by: Robert Alton
Release date: 1950-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1950 : The Dancing Years

The Dancing Years

6.1/10 IMDB

The episodic story of a composer of operettas, Rudi Kleiber, in in old Viennese days, and the two women in his life; Maria Zeitler, his sweetheart, later mistress, lost love, an operetta star, and his first patron, and the mother of a son he did not know he had; and of Greta, his first love and companion in later years

Starring: Dennis Price, Gisèle Préville, Patricia Dainton, Anthony Nicholls, Grey Blake, Muriel George, Olive Gilbert, Martin Ross, Gerald Case, Carl Jaffe ..
Directed by: Harold French
Release date: 1950-07-19

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