Best Music Movies of 1963

1.

Summer Magic

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Disney musical about Mother Carey, a Bostonian widow and her three children who move to Maine. Postmaster Osh Popham helps them move into a run-down old house and fixes it up for them. It's not entirely uninhabited, though; the owner, a Mr. Hamilton, is a mysterious character away in Europe, but Osh assures them he won't mind their living there, since he won't be coming home for a long time yet. The children and a cousin who comes to live with them have various adventures before an unexpected visitor shows up

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley, Eddie Hodges, Una Merkel, James Mathers, Peter Brown, Wendy Turner, James Stacy ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1963-07-07
2.

I Could Go on Singing

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she never had. When David returns, Matt is torn between his loyalty to his father and his affection for Jenny.

Starring: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon, Gregory Phillips, Pauline Jameson, Russell Waters, Lorna Luft, Joey Luft ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1963-03-07
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special
3.

Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special

3.4
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
4.

Bye Bye Birdie

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted.

Starring: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche, Michael Evans, Robert Paige ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1963-04-04
5.

It Happened at the World's Fair

3.2
6.2/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Summer Holiday
6.

Summer Holiday

3.2
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
7.

Beach Party

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale and the Del Tones.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Dick Dale, Vincent Price, Eva Six, Delores Wells, Candy Johnson ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1963-08-07
Best Music Movies of 1963 : What a Crazy World
8.

What a Crazy World

2.8
5.8/10 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
Best Music Movies of 1963 : Live It Up!
9.

Live It Up!

2.4
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
10.

Beat City

1.8
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

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