Best Music Movies of 1963


Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special

8.1/10 IMDB

This very special television event that aired February 1963 helped launch the famed Judy Garland Show which captivated TV audiences throughout 1963 and 1964. Along with co-stars Robert Goulet (who was at the time reeling from the Broadway success of Camelot) and Phil Silvers (enjoying similar success due to popular performances in TV's Sgt. Bilko) join Judy at her entertaining best for song dance and brilliant comedy.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Phil Silvers ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 1963-03-19
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Live It Up!

Live It Up!

5.6/10 IMDB

A young postman, who fronts a pop group, dreams of being bigger than The Beatles. They record a demo tape, but things seem to be going pear shaped when he loses the tape. There is also his father to contend with who thinks he's wasting his time with all that pop music nonsense.

Starring: David Hemmings, Veronica Hurst, Kenny Ball, Jennifer Moss, Heinz Burt, Joan Newell, Steve Marriott, David Bauer, Patsy Ann Noble, Gene Vincent ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1963-11-29
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Beat City

Beat City

8.0/10 IMDB

Intrepid reporter Daniel Farson makes the journey from London to Liverpool to discover why this “hard-drinking, hard-fighting” northern enclave has become the epicentre of the 1960s music scene. His whistle-stop tour takes in all the Merseybeat landmarks, most notably the celebrated Cavern club where youngsters twist and swoon to the likes of Gerry and the Pacemakers and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Close-up shots of the musicians and revellers together with evocative street scenes, courtesy of cameramen Ron Osborn and Peter Povey, capture the vitality of this defining moment in Liverpool’s cultural history.

Starring: Daniel Farson ..
Directed by: Charles Squires
Release date: 1963-12-24
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Because of Her

Because of Her

5.8/10 IMDB

Li Meixin rejects Du Ziping's marriage proposal on the eve of Du's departure to further his studies in Japan. Li joins a travelling troupe under Jin Shiming and becomes a success overnight. While performing in Singapore, Li discovers she is pregnant. For the sake of Li and the unborn child, Jin marries Li. Due to financial losses, Jin's troupe is disbanded. Du returns from Japan and is invited to play the male lead opposite Li in a new troupe. Caught in a dilemma, Li dies in a fall while running away from Du.

Starring: Grace Chang, Kelly Lai Chen, Kuang Chao Chiang, Roy Chiao, Cheung Kwong-Chiu ..
Directed by: Wong Tin-Lam, Evan Yang
Release date: 1963-07-30
Best Music Movies of 1963 : The Cool Mikado

The Cool Mikado

3.5/10 IMDB

In this musical, the Gilbert and Sullivan classic is updated and set in post-war Japan. This time, the trouble begins when a soldier, the son of a Yankee judge, falls in love with a Japanese girl. This enrages her Yakuza fiancé who kidnaps him.

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters, Bernie Winters, Tommy Cooper, Dennis Price, Marianne Stone, Yvonne Shima ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1963-01-07
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

6.1/10 IMDB

1960s musical showcasing Cliff Richard. Four bus mechanics working for London Transport strike up a deal with the company: they do up a one of the company's legendary red double decker buses and take it to southern Europe as a mobile hotel. If it succeeds, they will be put in charge of a whole fleet. While on the road in France they pick up three young British ladies whose car breaks down and offer to take them to their next singing job in Athens. They also pick up a stowaway, who hides the fact that she's a famous American pop star on the run, chased by the media and her parents.

Starring: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green, Pamela Hart, Jeremy Bulloch, Jacqueline Daryl, Madge Ryan, Lionel Murton ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1963-02-18

It Happened at the World's Fair

6.1/10 IMDB

Mike and Danny fly a cropduster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff takes custody of it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries to earn money playing poker, Mike takes care of a small girl, Sue-Lin, whose father has disappeared. Being a ladies' man, he also finds the time to court a young nurse, Diane.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu, H.M. Wynant, Edith Atwater, Guy Raymond, Dorothy Green, Kam Tong, Yvonne Craig ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1963-04-03

Goldilocks and the Three Bares

2.8/10 IMDB

Nightclub singer Eddie and comedian Tommy, working in a roaring twenties style club, meet and being dating publicist Allison and photographer Cynthia, respectively. They soon discover that the women spend weekends at a nudist club which the guys disapprove.

Starring: Rex Marlow, Allison Louise Downe, William Kerwin, Netta Mallina, Gene Berk, Judy Parsons, Craig Maudslay Jr., William R. Johnson, Joey Maxim, Mal Arnold ..
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Release date: 1963-09-06
Best Music Movies of 1963 : What a Crazy World

What a Crazy World

0.0/10 IMDB

Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a working-class background which uses a number of genuine London locations.

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Marty Wilde, Michael Ripper, Joe Brown, Michael Goodman, Susan Maughan, Grazina Frame, David Nott, Barry Bethel, Alan Klein ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1963-07-02

Hootenanny Hoot

5.2/10 IMDB

The marriage of television director Ted Glover and television producer A.G. Bannister has gone on the rocks because she has permitted her career to take precedence over romance.

Starring: Peter Breck, Ruta Lee, Joby Baker, Pamela Austin, Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley, Judy Henske ..
Directed by: Gene Nelson
Release date: 1963-08-01

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