Best Music Movies of 1952

1.

Singin' in the Rain

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno, Mae Clarke, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Release date: 1952-04-09
2.

Limelight

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Andre Eglevsky, Marjorie Bennett, Melissa Hayden, Wheeler Dryden ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1952-10-23
Best Music Movies of 1952 : Magical Maestro
3.

Magical Maestro

3.7
7.7/10 IMDB

After he is rejected by the Great Poochini as an opening act, Mysto the Magician gets his revenge by conducting his next operatic performance.

Starring: Daws Butler, Oscar Ramirez, Carlos Ramírez, Mary Kaye, Norman Kaye, Frank Ross, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1952-02-09
4.

Moulin Rouge

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Starring: José Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier, Katherine Kath, Muriel Smith, Mary Clare, Walter Crisham, Harold Kasket ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1952-12-23
5.

The Stooge

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his handlers convince him to enhance his act with a stooge—Ted Rogers, a guy positioned in the audience to be the butt of Bill's jokes. After Ted begins to steal the show, Bill's girlfriend and his pals advise him to make Ted an equal partner.

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall, Eddie Mayehoff, Richard Erdman, Frances Bavier, Percy Helton ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1952-12-21
Best Music Movies of 1952 : Hans Christian Andersen
6.

Hans Christian Andersen

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns, Hans encounters happiness and heartbreak on his road to becoming a full-fledged writer.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh, Philip Tonge, John Qualen, Erik Bruhn, Roland Petit, John Brown, Jeanne Lafayette ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1952-12-19
Best Music Movies of 1952 : With a Song in My Heart
7.

With a Song in My Heart

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a European tour... but her plane crashes in Lisbon, and she is partially crippled. Unable to walk without crutches, Jane nevertheless goes on to entertain the Allied troops in World War II.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, Robert Wagner, Helen Westcott, Una Merkel, Richard Allan, Max Showalter, Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1952-04-03
8.

Million Dollar Mermaid

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

After overcoming polio, Annette Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

Starring: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian, Jesse White, Maria Tallchief, Donna Corcoran, Howard Freeman, Charles Watts, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1952-12-04
Best Music Movies of 1952 : Somebody Loves Me
9.

Somebody Loves Me

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Backstage musical biography of nightclub star Blossom Seeley that charts her rocky relationship with vaudeville singer Benny Fields.

Starring: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith, Billie Bird, Adele Jergens, Henry Slate, Sid Tomack, Jack Benny, Jeni Le Gon, Herb Vigran ..
Directed by: Irving Brecher
Release date: 1952-09-24
10.

April in Paris

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A series of misunderstandings leads to a chorus girl traveling to Paris to represent the American theater, where she falls in love with a befuddled bureaucrat.

Starring: Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin, Eve Miller, George Givot, Paul Harvey, Herbert Farjeon, Wilson Millar, Raymond Largay, John Alvin ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1952-12-24

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