Best Music Movies of 1962

1.

The Music Man

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Timmy Everett, Susan Luckey, Peggy Mondo ..
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1962-06-19
Best Music Movies of 1962 : Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
2.

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.

Starring: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Jane Kean, Marie Matthews, Laura Olsher, Les Tremayne ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow
Release date: 1962-12-18
Best Music Movies of 1962 : All Night Long
3.

All Night Long

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris, Marti Stevens, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Braden, Harry Towb, María Velasco, Dave Brubeck ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1962-02-06
Best Music Movies of 1962 : Maria Callas: At Covent Garden, 1962 and 1964
4.

Maria Callas: At Covent Garden, 1962 and 1964

3.7
9.0/10 IMDB

Maria Callas’ legendary live performances from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 1962 and 1964 celebrate her triumphant return to the Covent Garden stage. Repertoire from these performances include Verdi: Tu che le vanità (Don Carlo), Bizet: Habanera & Séguedille (Carmen) and Puccini: Tosca (Act II complete). Her vivid portrayals of the tragic Elisabeth de Valois, the tantalising Carmen, and her vulnerable Tosca (directed by Franco Zeffirelli) captured the hearts of the London audiences. This is Maria Callas as the world remembers her. Renato Cioni, Tito Gobbi, Robert Bowman, Dennis Wicks Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden- Conducted by Georges Prêtre & Carlo Felice Cillario.

Starring: María Callas, Renato Cioni, Tito Gobbi, Robert Bowman, Dennis Wicks ..
Directed by: Carlo Felice Cillario, Georges Prêtre, Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1962-11-04
5.

Gypsy

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden, Parley Baer, Morgan Brittany, Ann Jillian, Harry Shannon, Faith Dane, Betty Bruce, Paul Wallace ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1962-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1962 : Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall
6.

Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall

3.6
9.0/10 IMDB

Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall is an American musical comedy television showcase starring Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, broadcast on CBS on June 11, 1962. The special was produced by Bob Banner and directed by Joe Hamilton. Banner came up with the idea in the Fall of 1961. Burnett was then a regular on The Garry Moore Show and Andrews had appeared as a guest twice, performing the song "Big D" from the musical The Most Happy Fella in the first appearance; and in the show's 1961 Christmas special, she did a number with Burnett and fellow guest Gwen Verdon plus an early performance of "My Favorite Things" (three years before she performed it as Maria while filming The Sound of Music). Mike Nichols wrote the script and co-wrote the song "You're So London" with Ken Welch. Writing began in February 1962 and the stars rehearsed for two weeks before the March 5 taping

Starring: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Randy Doney, George Fenneman ..
Directed by: Joe Hamilton
Release date: 1962-06-10
7.

Gay Purr-ee

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Mouser Jaone Tom and housecat Mewsette are living in the French country side, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Mel Blanc, Hermione Gingold ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1962-10-24
8.

In Search of the Castaways

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two teenagers, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are lead by Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) on a search expedition for the children's shipwrecked sea captain father. This Disney film was based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Hayley Mills, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Anderson Jr., Antonio Cifariello, Wilfrid Brambell, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Fraser, Norman Bird ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1962-12-01
Best Music Movies of 1962 : Follow That Dream
9.

Follow That Dream

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When the Kwimper family car runs out of fuel on a new Florida highway and an officious state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their 'adopted' children—Holly, Ariadne, and the twins—start their own little community along a strip of the roadside.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore, Jack Kruschen, Simon Oakland, Roland Winters, Alan Hewitt, Howard McNear, Frank De Kova ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1962-04-11
Best Music Movies of 1962 : Der Rosenkavalier
10.

Der Rosenkavalier

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

The legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf stars in this acclaimed film of Richard Strauss' delightful opera, Der Rosenkavalier. This Salzburg Festival production of Strauss' great work toured the world, and this filmed version was hailed by The New York Times as "Superb." Schwarzkopf performs her signature role as Princess von Werdenberg, an aging beauty involved with a younger man, Octavian. But when Octavian agrees to assist Baron Ochs by delivering the Baron's proposal of marriage to the beautiful young Sophie, the messenger and bride-to-be fall in love with each other!

Starring: Herbert von Karajan, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Sena Jurinac, Erich Kunz, Anneliese Rothenberger, Judith Hellwig, Renato Ercolani, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Vienna Philharmonic ..
Directed by: Paul Czinner
Release date: 1962-10-09

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