Best Music Movies of 1955


The Man Who Loved Redheads

5.8/10 IMDB

Framed in flashback, The Man Who Loved Redheads is an anecdotal comedy about a man (John Justin) whose life is defined by his first romantic experience. That liaison occurred in Justin's youth, when the young man matures and enters the diplomatic world, he spends the rest of his career searching for his first love.

Starring: Moira Shearer, John Justin, Roland Culver, Gladys Cooper, Denholm Elliott, Harry Andrews, Patricia Cutts, Moyra Fraser, Joan Benham, Jeremy Spenser ..
Directed by: Harold French
Release date: 1955-02-06

Three for the Show

6.1/10 IMDB

This musical reworking of Too Many Husbands (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower Champion, but the new marriage is thrown for a loop when Lemmon, her first husband, turns up very much alive and eager to see Grable.

Starring: Betty Grable, Jack Lemmon, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Myron McCormick, Robert Bice, Paul Harvey, Bess Flowers, Henry Slate ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1955-02-24
Best Music Movies of 1955 : Timberjack


5.6/10 IMDB

A young man seeks his father's killers among lumberjacks, and discovers that they are actually timber barons who also seek to control lumber mills. Based on the novel of the same name.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Vera Ralston, David Brian, Adolphe Menjou, Hoagy Carmichael, Chill Wills, Jim Davis, Howard Petrie, Ian MacDonald, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1955-02-18
Best Music Movies of 1955 : The Desert Song

The Desert Song

8.1/10 IMDB

Live television version of the classic musical.

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Gale Sherwood, Otto Kruger, Salvatore Baccaloni, John Conte, Viola Essen, Earl William Sauvain, Rod Alexander, Felisa Conde, Bambi Linn ..
Directed by: William Friedberg, William Glickman, Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-05-07
Best Music Movies of 1955 : Rhythm and Blues Revue

Rhythm and Blues Revue

7.1/10 IMDB

Rhythm and Blues Revue is a plotless variety show, one of several compiled for theatrical exhibition from the made-for-television short films produced by Snader and Studio Telescriptions, with newly-filmed host segments by Willie Bryant. Originally 86 minutes, the "short" version available on public domain collections and websites is missing a reel

Starring: Lionel Hampton, Herb Jeffries, Count Basie, Florence Robinson, Amos Milburn, Sarah Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davies, Little Buck, Nat 'King' Cole ..
Directed by: Joseph Kohn
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1955 : Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

6.3/10 IMDB

A young girl becomes lost in a department store during the Christmas shopping rush. The frightened child is comforted by a department store Santa Claus who tells her a tale of storybook characters brought to life - of Tommy Tucker's love for the lovely Jane Piper and the cold-hearted villainy of evil Silas Barnaby. Through the girl's dreams, the viewer is transported to Toyland. Based on the classic Broadway operetta by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough, this was its second live television special production, with some new cast members and some returning.

Starring: Barbara Cook, Dennis Day, Jack E. Leonard, Dave Garroway, Wally Cox, Bil Baird, Karin Wolfe, Dickie Belton, Ellen Barrie, Mary Mace ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-12-24
Best Music Movies of 1955 : One Touch of Venus

One Touch of Venus

6.0/10 IMDB

While touring a museum, Rodney Hatch, an unremarkable barber, places an engagement ring intended for his girlfriend on the hand of a statue of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. From Mount Olympus, Venus witnesses the event and decides to visit Rodney on Earth by magically inhabiting the statue. Hilarity ensues when she starts to fall in love with Rodney and competes with his girlfriend for his attentions. This television version of Kurt Weill's successful Broadway musical is much more faithful to the stage version than the 1948 Ava Gardner film, which changed the story considerably and cut most of the songs.

Starring: Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mort Marshall, Iggie Wolfington ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1955-08-27

The Glass Slipper

6.5/10 IMDB

Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding, Keenan Wynn, Estelle Winwood, Elsa Lanchester, Barry Jones, Amanda Blake, Lurene Tuttle, Liliane Montevecchi, Lisa Daniels ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1955 : Oh... Rosalinda!!

Oh... Rosalinda!!

6.0/10 IMDB

In post-war Vienna, Rosalinda and her husband become embroiled in a series of complicated escapades that puts their marital bliss at risk.

Starring: Anthony Quayle, Adolf Wohlbrück, Dennis Price, Ludmilla Tchérina, Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Anneliese Rothenberger, Oskar Sima, Richard Marner, Nicholas Bruce ..
Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Release date: 1955-11-21

The Merry Christmas

0.0/10 IMDB

Musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Norman Tyrrell, Peter Reeves, Irenee Byatt, Barry Huband, Edmund Willard, Martin Lawrence, Madi Hedd, Eira Heath, George Murcell ..
Release date: 1955-12-21

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