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.

Moulin Rouge

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Starring: José Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Zsa Zsa Gábor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier, Katherine Kath, Muriel Smith, Mary Clare, Walter Crisham, Harold Kasket ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1952-12-23
Best Music Movies of 1952 : Hans Christian Andersen
3.

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
4.

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
Best Music Movies of 1952 : Bloodhounds of Broadway
5.

Bloodhounds of Broadway

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

A musical comedy based on several Damon Runyon short stories. When a bookie on the run, Robert 'Numbers' Foster, falls for a pretty country songbird, Emily Ann Stackerlee , he'll do anything to help her make it big -- including a stint in jail to pay for his crimes. But will the tough guy's sacrifice of the heart pay off when it comes to his girlfriend's singing career?

Starring: Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman, Michael O'Shea, Wally Vernon, Henry Slate, George E. Stone, Edwin Max, Charles Bronson ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1952-11-14
6.

She's Working Her Way Through College

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her future drama professor. Her new landlady proves to be the professor's wife. Angela helps breath life into the annual school stage show...but someone has discovered her secret past.

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan, Gene Nelson, Don DeFore, Phyllis Thaxter, Patrice Wymore, Roland Winters, Raymond Greenleaf, Ginger Crowley, Julie Newmar ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1952-07-12
7.

April in Paris

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

In search of an emissary to represent the American theater at an arts expo in Paris, a State Department bureaucrat (Ray Bolger) invites Ethel Barrymore to appear -- too bad her invitation is sent to chorus girl Ethel "Dynamite" Jackson (Doris Day) instead! Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Miss Jackson hightails it to Paris -- with the bureaucrat in pursuit. A plethora of song-and-dance numbers ensues in this Sammy Cahn-scored musical.

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
8.

The Belle of New York

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission house worker in the Bowery. He promises to reform his dissolute life, even trying to do an honest day's work.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Alice Pearce, Clinton Sundberg, Gale Robbins, Tom Dugan, Ed Haskett ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1952-02-22
9.

Glory Alley

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A New Orleans boxer (Ralph Meeker) backs out of a bout and leaves his girlfriend (Leslie Caron) for Korea.

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar, Gilbert Roland, John McIntire, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Dan Seymour, Eve Whitney ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1952-06-06
Best Music Movies of 1952 : The Merry Widow
10.

The Merry Widow

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Marshovia, a small European kingdom, is on the brink of bankruptcy but the country may be saved if the wealthy American Crystal Radek, widow of a Marshovian, can be convinced to part with her money and marry the king's nephew count Danilo. Arriving to Marshovia on a visit, Crystal Radek change places with her secretary Kitty. Following them to Paris, Danilo has a hard time wooing the widow after meeting an attractive young woman at a nightclub, the same Crystal Radek who presents herself as Fifi the chorus girl. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.

Starring: Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott, King Donovan, Robert Coote, Ludwig Stössel, Zina d'Harcourt ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1952-09-04

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