Best Music Movies of 1956


The King and I

7.4/10 IMDB

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte, Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1956-06-29

High Society

6.9/10 IMDB

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her playboy father's exploits if not allowed to cover the wedding. A remake of the 1940 rom com The Philadelphia Story.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1956-07-17
Best Music Movies of 1956 : The Eddy Duchin Story

The Eddy Duchin Story

6.8/10 IMDB

The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

Starring: Kim Novak, Tyrone Power, James Whitmore, Victoria Shaw, Rex Thompson, Shepperd Strudwick, Frieda Inescort, Gloria Holden, Larry Keating, Jack Albertson ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1956-05-02

The Girl Can't Help It

6.8/10 IMDB

A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love?

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Ray Anthony, Barry Gordon, Henry Jones, John Emery, Juanita Moore, Fats Domino ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1956-12-01

Love Me Tender

6.2/10 IMDB

At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.

Starring: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Robert Middleton, William Campbell, Neville Brand, Mildred Dunnock, Bruce Bennett, James Drury, Russ Conway ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1956-11-15
Best Music Movies of 1956 : The Benny Goodman Story

The Benny Goodman Story

6.7/10 IMDB

Young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a music professor. He is advised to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the Ben Pollack traveling band.

Starring: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken ..
Directed by: Valentine Davies
Release date: 1956-02-02
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Joy

6.0/10 IMDB

Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, she finds an adorable baby on the steps of the foundling home and the folks inside mistake her for the mother. Fisher, well-meaning, but obtuse, tries to help her out with the baby, and the buds of romance begin to appear. Meanwhile old Merlin, the owner of the store, thinks he just might be a grandfather...

Starring: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan, Nita Talbot, Una Merkel, Melville Cooper, Bill Goodwin, Howard McNear, Mary Treen ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1956-12-12
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Rock Around the Clock

Rock Around the Clock

6.1/10 IMDB

A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring the new sound to the entire country. But will a conniving booking agent, with a personal ax to grind with the manager, conspire to keep the band from making the big time?

Starring: Johnny Johnston, Alix Talton, Lisa Gaye, John Archer, Henry Slate, Earl Barton, Bill Haley, Alan Freed, Freddie Bell, Tony Martinez ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1956-03-21


6.6/10 IMDB

Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with his wife Julie Bigelow, née Jordan, and his child he hasn't met. He would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying the problem; but before he may go, he has to get permission from the gatekeeper by telling him his story. Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical.

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, Claramae Turner, Robert Rounseville, Gene Lockhart, Audrey Christie, Susan Luckey, William LeMassena ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1956-02-16

The Opposite Sex

6.1/10 IMDB

Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs one of her musical numbers at a charity benefit, she breaks down and goes to Reno to file for divorce. However, when she hears that gold-digging Crystal is making Steve unhappy, Kay resolves to get her husband back. The Opposite Sex is a remake of the 1939 comedy The Women.

Starring: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Leslie Nielsen, Ann Sheridan, Joan Blondell, Ann Miller, Jeff Richards, Agnes Moorehead, Charlotte Greenwood ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1956-11-15
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Jazz Ball

Jazz Ball

7.7/10 IMDB

A made-for-TV musical revue, compiled from soundies and film and TV performances by jazz greats from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Starring: Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Betty Hutton, Lawrence Welk, Rudy Vallee, Bob Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Jimmy Dorsey, Ina Ray Hutton ..
Directed by: Leslie M. Roush
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : High Tor

High Tor

7.6/10 IMDB

High Tor is a 1936 play by Maxwell Anderson. Twenty years after the original production, Anderson adapted it into a television musical with Arthur Schwartz. Anderson first considered a musical adaptation of High Tor for television in 1949. He and John Monks Jr. adapted the play as a made-for-television musical fantasy in 1955, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Anderson. High Tor was filmed in November 1955 by Desilu Productions at the RKO-Pathé Studio and broadcast March 10, 1956 on the CBS television network, as a 90-minute episode of the series Ford Star Jubilee. Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Nancy Olson, Hans Conreid, and Keenan Wynn starred in the film, produced by Arthur Schwartz, and directed by James Neilson.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Nancy Olson, Everett Sloane, Lloyd Corrigan, Hans Conried, Dan Barton, Robert Foulk, James Gavin, Kay E. Kuter ..
Directed by: James Neilson, Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1956-03-10
Best Music Movies of 1956 : My Son Sazali

My Son Sazali

8.6/10 IMDB

The movie tells us the story of Hassan who has great passion for music. Hassan and Ani fell in love and ran away to Singapore knowing that their marriage will never be approved by Ani's parents. Hassan soon made a name for himself as a musician and later as a composer. His compositions received great reviews. Hassan was overjoyed when he found out that his wife was pregnant but it soon turned to sorrow as Ani died giving birth to a son, Sazali. Hassan turned his affection towards Sazali and soon Sazali grew up into a rich spoilt kid. Sazali grew up to become one of Singapore's most wanted men. The police was tipped off when Sazali and his gang committed burglary. Sazali was shot but managed to escape and seek shelter in his father's home. What did Hassan do?

Starring: P. Ramlee, Zaiton, Nordin Ahmad, Hashimah Yon, Tony Castello, Rosnani Jamil, Habsah Buang, Daeng Idris, Malek Sutan Muda, Ibrahim Pendek ..
Directed by: Phani Majumdar
Release date: 1956-10-27

Invitation to the Dance

6.4/10 IMDB

Three completely different stories are told through dance.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Igor Youskevitch, Claire Sombert, Tamara Toumanova, Diana Adams, Tommy Rall, Belita, David Paltenghi, Daphne Dale, Claude Bessy ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1956-05-22
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Momma Don't Allow

Momma Don't Allow

6.6/10 IMDB

A night at the Wood Green Jazz Club - an example of 'Free Cinema'.

Starring: Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Ottilie Patterson, Chris Barber ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz
Release date: 1956-02-05

It's a Wonderful World

5.3/10 IMDB

Two aspiring songwriters finally manage to sell a tune by claiming that it was composed by a reclusive musical genius. When the tune hits the top of the charts, they find themselves having to produce the "real" composer.

Starring: George Cole, Terence Morgan, Kathleen Harrison, Mylène Demongeot, James Hayter, Ted Heath, Dennis Lotis, Richard Wattis ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1956-08-28
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Charley Moon

Charley Moon

5.7/10 IMDB

A new career opens for Charley Moon when, during his army service, he is detailed to appear in a unit concert. In doing so, he becomes friendly with Harold Armytage, a peacetime actor of the old school. Hearing that Charley has no job to go to when demobilized, Armytage suggests they team up as stage comics. Things are not easy; jobs are few and far between, and when they can be found they are in the tattiest of theatres, but Charley gains the experience he needs. They then decide to try their luck in London.

Starring: Max Bygraves, Dennis Price, Michael Medwin, Florence Desmond, Shirley Eaton, Patricia Driscoll, Charles Victor, Reginald Beckwith, Cyril Raymond, Cyril Raymond ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1956-05-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : It's Great to be Young!

It's Great to be Young!

6.4/10 IMDB

IT’S GREAT TO A YOUNG stars John Mills as Dingle an easygoing high school teacher. When autocratic new headmaster Frome (Cecil Parker) begins imposing all sorts of repressive rules, Dingle does his best to stand up for his students, only to be dismissed for his troubles. The kids conspire to not only reinstate their favourite teacher, but to circumvent Frome's refusal to purchase new instruments for an upcoming music festival.

Starring: John Mills, Cecil Parker, John Salew, Elizabeth Kentish, Mona Washbourne, Mary Merrall, Derek Blomfield, Jeremy Spenser, Dorothy Bromiley, Brian Smith ..
Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1956-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1956 : The Vagabond King

The Vagabond King

5.2/10 IMDB

Louis XI of France drafts Paris's popular "king" of criminals as Provost Marshal in his fight against usurper Charles of Burgundy and the traitorous nobles who rally around him.

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Oreste Kirkop, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke, Walter Hampden, Leslie Nielsen, William Prince, Jack Lord ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1956-08-28
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Anything Goes

Anything Goes

6.1/10 IMDB

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to the girl they selected without informing the other until they head back across the Atlantic by liner - with each man having brought his choice along! It becomes a stormy crossing as each man has to tell his 'find' that she might not get the role after all.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire, Mitzi Gaynor, Phil Harris, Kurt Kasznar, Walter Sande, Marcel Dalio, Dorothy Neumann, Nancy Kulp ..
Directed by: Robert Lewis
Release date: 1956-04-27
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Don't Knock The Rock

Don't Knock The Rock

5.7/10 IMDB

Rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing in his hometown because they consider him and his music a negative influence on the youth. But with the help of disc jockey/publicist Alan Freed and fellow artists (including Bill Haley and the Comets and Little Richard), they hope to convince everyone that rock and roll is not as dangerous as the adults think.

Starring: Alan Freed, Little Richard, Bill Haley, Patricia Hardy, Alan Dale, The Treniers, Dave Appell, Applejacks, Fay Baker, Jana Lund ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1956-12-14


5.8/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman discovers a vineyard worker with a beautiful operatic singing voice. She helps make him a star but then breaks his heart. He flees in misery to Mexico where he meets a sweet farm girl.

Starring: Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine, Sara Montiel, Vincent Price, Vince Edwards, Harry Bellaver, Joseph Calleia, Frank Puglia, Edward Platt, Silvio Minciotti ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1956-03-23
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Hot Blood

Hot Blood

5.6/10 IMDB

Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

Starring: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler, Joseph Calleia, James H. Russell, Nina Koshetz, Helen Westcott, Mikhail Rasumny, Wally Russell, Richard Deacon ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1956-03-07

Meet Me in Las Vegas

6.0/10 IMDB

Chuck Rodwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie. However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not in the beginning...

Starring: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas, Jim Backus, Oskar Karlweis, Liliane Montevecchi, Cara Williams, George Chakiris, Betty Lynn ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1956-03-09
Best Music Movies of 1956 : You Can't Run Away from It

You Can't Run Away from It

5.9/10 IMDB

A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.

Starring: June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Paul Gilbert, Charles Bickford, Jim Backus, Stubby Kaye, Henny Youngman, Allyn Joslyn, Jacques Scott, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1956-10-30
Best Music Movies of 1956 : The Best Things in Life Are Free

The Best Things in Life Are Free

6.0/10 IMDB

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North, Tommy Noonan, Larri Thomas, Murvyn Vye, Phyllis Avery, Larry Keating, Tony Galento ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1956-09-28
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Shake, Rattle and Rock!

Shake, Rattle and Rock!

5.6/10 IMDB

A TV star meets with opposition from adults who object to the opening of a rock 'n' roll palace for teens.

Starring: Mike Connors, Lisa Gaye, Sterling Holloway, Douglass Dumbrille, Fats Domino, Raymond Hatton, Margaret Dumont, Clarence Kolb, Paul Dubov, Frank Jenks ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1956-11-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Jack and Old Mac

Jack and Old Mac

5.7/10 IMDB

Two stylized nursery rhymes are shown. First is "The House That Jack Built" as told with a variety of characters composed of letters that spell out their names (Example: the cow is made up of an intertwined C, O, and W). Next is "Old MacDonald Had a Band" (no, not farm) in which Old MacDonald and his band give way with a hot jazz number (even his animals play instruments). The piece comes to an end when Old MacDonald's wife is tired of doing all the housework and gives him a swift whack on his head with her rolling pin.

Directed by: Bill Justice
Release date: 1956-07-18
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Rock, Pretty Baby

Rock, Pretty Baby

7.1/10 IMDB

A high school rock group enters a band contest.

Starring: Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten, Fay Wray, Edward Platt, George Winslow, Rod McKuen, Shelley Fabares, Douglas Fowley, John Wilder ..
Directed by: Richard Bartlett
Release date: 1956-12-01

Rock Rock Rock!

5.1/10 IMDB

A teenage girl, Dori Graham, can't convince her dad to buy her a strapless gown so she decides to get the money together herself in time for the prom.

Starring: Fran Manfred, Tuesday Weld, Jacqueline Kerr, Teddy Randazzo, Connie Francis, Ivy Schulman, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Alan Freed, Jack Collins ..
Directed by: Will Price
Release date: 1956-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1956 : The Adventures of Marco Polo

The Adventures of Marco Polo

7.9/10 IMDB

Venetian merchant Marco Polo travels to the East and the court of Kublai Khan who makes him an emissary and sends him on diplomatic missions throughout his empire. Over many years, Polo learns new cultures and languages, but he is haunted by the face of a mysterious woman whom he had met before leaving Venice and encounters her face in every woman he sees. Eventually returning to Venice to share his exotic and esoteric knowledge, Marco Polo once again finds the woman of his dreams. The Adventures of Marco Polo was an original, live television musical which was broadcast on NBC on April 14, 1956.

Starring: Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, Arnold Moss, Paul Ukena, Jerome Kilty, Ross Martin, Beatrice Kraft, Bhasker, Paul Ukena ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1956-04-14
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

7.8/10 IMDB

This SECOND live broadcast aired a year after the success of the first. Utilizing much of the same cast, it nevertheless is its own unique performance which charmed millions of households in 1956.

Starring: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Kathleen Nolan, Margalo Gillmore, Sondra Lee, Heller Halliday, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Michael Allen, Tom Halloran ..
Release date: 1956-01-09
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Rockin' the Blues

Rockin' the Blues

7.6/10 IMDB

DJ Hal Jackson is the all-rhyming onstage host of this all-black musical.

Starring: Hal Jackson, Mantan Moreland, Connie Carroll, Linda Hopkins, Reese La Rue, Pearl Woods, F.E. Miller ..
Directed by: Arthur Rosenblum
Release date: 1956-10-11
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Eurovision Song Contest 1956

Eurovision Song Contest 1956

7.6/10 IMDB

The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the inaugural edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Lugano, Switzerland, and was held at the Teatro Kursaal on Thursday 24 May 1956.

Starring: Lohengrin Filipello, Fernando Paggi, Jetty Paerl, Lys Assia, Fud Leclerc, Léo Souris, Walter Andreas Schwarz, Mathé Altery, Franck Pourcel, Michèle Arnaud ..
Directed by: Franco Marazzi
Release date: 1956-05-24
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Singing in the Dark

Singing in the Dark

7.4/10 IMDB

Leo, a holocaust survivor who suffers from total amnesia, comes to the U.S. and works as a hotel desk clerk. One night while a comedian who owns a bar in the hotel gives him a drink, he breaks out in song and discovers a great voice. Under a psychiatrist's treatment, and because of a blow to the head by some hoodlums, he realizes his name is David and that he was the son of a great Jewish Cantor, and gradually recovers his memory of losing his parents. He gives up a promising career singing in nightclubs to return to the synagogue.

Starring: Moyshe Oysher, Phyllis Hill, Joey Adams, Henry Sharp, Mickey Knox, Dave Starr, Lawrence Tierney, Kay Medford, Al Kelly, Cindy Adams ..
Directed by: Max Nosseck
Release date: 1956-03-07
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Basin Street Revue

Basin Street Revue

6.9/10 IMDB

A one-hour variety show performed live at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, featuring a who’s-who of vocal and big band jazz and comedy acts of the 1950s.

Starring: Sarah Vaughan ..
Directed by: Joseph Kohn
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Bloomer Girl

Bloomer Girl

7.2/10 IMDB

In 1956, BLOOMER GIRL was presented in a live television production starring the magnificent Barbara Cook, whose star was then on the rise, with leading roles in CANDIDE and THE MUSIC MAN still in her future. A solid success when it opened on Broadway in 1944, BLOOMER GIRL boasts a glorious score by the legendary team of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg (THE WIZARD OF OZ). The book by Fred Saidy is set at the brink of the Civil War and addresses issues of women's equality (priorities were the right to vote and to wear bloomers, a liberating alternative to hoop skirts) and racial equality.

Starring: Barbara Cook, Keith Andes, Carmen Mathews, Paul Ford, Rawn Spearman, Nydia Westman, Patricia Hammerlee, Brock Peters, Dorothy Lang, Margot Moser ..
Directed by: Alex Segal
Release date: 1956-05-28
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Once Upon a Honeymoon

Once Upon a Honeymoon

3.0/10 IMDB

Thanks to the collaboration between American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and Angels from Heaven a song writing working on his latest musical can finally go on his delayed honeymoon. The Angel Chief sends down Wilbur the Angel along with a wireless phone, from the 1950s, to help Jeff's muse , his wife Mary, inspire Jeff to complete the needed song. This while at the same time displaying and utilizing the latest and greatest telephone equipment. This includes color phones to match every decor. Be sure to note the matching wall cords that connect the phone to the wall.

Starring: Russell Hicks, Chick Chandler, Ward Ellis, Virginia Gibson, Alan Mowbray, Veronica Pataky ..
Directed by: Gower Champion, Robert Scrivner
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : On Such a Night

On Such a Night

6.8/10 IMDB

An American tourist on a day trip to Sussex from London inadvertently finds himself at Glyndebourne Opera House in Sussex where he learns to appreciate Opera.

Starring: Josephine Griffin, Marie Lohr, David Knight, Allan Cuthbertson, Peter Jones ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1956-02-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Gypsy dance

Gypsy dance

7.0/10 IMDB

Several gypsy dances performed by the Hungarian People's State Ensemble.

Directed by: Tamás Banovich
Release date: 1956-01-19
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Leila and Gábor

Leila and Gábor

6.8/10 IMDB

Buda is mastered by the Turks. Student Gábor and his companion flee a troop into the castle, just in the garden of Gül Baba. Gábor and Leila, the daughter of Gül Baba fall in love with each other. Ali pasha, who wants to marry the girl, has the two Hungarians caught in order to let them be executed.

Starring: Imre Sinkovits, Marianne Krencsey, Margit Andaházy, Sándor K?míves, Mádi Szabó Gábor, Ferenc Zenthe, Zoltán Greguss, Sándor Tompa, György Bárdy, Vilmos Komlós ..
Directed by: László Kalmár
Release date: 1956-08-22
Best Music Movies of 1956 : April in Portugal

April in Portugal

6.9/10 IMDB

Jackie Lane sightsees in Portugal.

Starring: Jocelyn Lane, Antonio dos Santos, Amália Rodrigues ..
Directed by: Euan Lloyd
Release date: 1956-04-20
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Design for Dreaming

Design for Dreaming

4.0/10 IMDB

Over-the-top 1950s “Populuxe” advertisement for General Motors. A woman falls asleep and dreams of a glorious future of perfect products, including a variety of shiny futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire’s fully automated “Kitchen of the Future.” The film debuted at the 1956 General Motors "Motorama" event in New York City.

Starring: Tad Tadlock, Marc Breaux, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1956-03-31
Best Music Movies of 1956 : The Oklahoma Woman

The Oklahoma Woman

4.4/10 IMDB

After six years in jail Steve returns to claim a ranch left him in a will. The town is in the middle of a rough election masterminded by saloon owner Marie. Steve is soon on the side of the opposition candidate and his pretty daughter. The town's tough sheriff is on no-one's side, least of all Steve's

Starring: Peggie Castle, Richard Denning, Cathy Downs, Mike Connors, Martin Kingsley, Tudor Owen, Jonathan Haze, Tom Dillon, Edmund Cobb, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1956-06-15

Prima Donna

6.2/10 IMDB

The seventeenth presentation from Screen Directors Playhouse. A teenager with outstanding vocal talent would rather play baseball than develop his singing skills.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Laraine Day, Leo Durocher, Jerome Cowan, Jacqueline deWit, Jane Darwell, Alfred Caiazza, Jack Lomas, David Butler ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1956-02-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Forbidden song

Forbidden song

6.0/10 IMDB

A married woman is startled by the return of her former fiancé, whom she thought was killed during the war.

Starring: Claudio Villa, Fiorella Mari, Franco Silva ..
Directed by: Flavio Calzavara
Release date: 1956-07-13
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Corn's-A-Poppin'


5.8/10 IMDB

1956 musical comedy Corn's-A-Poppin'. Writtern by Robert Altman, directed by Robert Woodburn and starring Jerry Wallace, Little Cora Rice and Hobie Shepp and The Cowtown Wranglers.

Starring: Jerry Wallace, Noralee Benedict, James Lantz, Pat McReynolds ..
Directed by: Robert Woodburn
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Petroushka


0.0/10 IMDB

An animated short of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Petroushka

Directed by: John Wilson
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1956 : Stars in Your Eyes

Stars in Your Eyes

5.5/10 IMDB

A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts – but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance!

Starring: Nat Jackley, Pat Kirkwood, Bonar Colleano, Dorothy Squires, Jack Jackson, Vera Day, Hubert Gregg, Joan Sims ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1956-12-06

The Bachelor

0.0/10 IMDB

A bachelor account executive with an advertising agency thinks he has the perfect set-up with three girlfriends. And then there is Marion his devoted secretary who worships him and will do anything for him.

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Raymond Bramley, Renzo Cesana, Carol Haney, Harry Holcombe, Georgann Johnson, Hal March, Julie Wilson ..
Directed by: Joseph Cates
Release date: 1956-07-15

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