Best Music Movies of 1967


Dont Look Back

Dont Look Back
In this wildly entertaining vision of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, Bob Dylan is surrounded by teen fans, gets into heated philosophical jousts with journalists, and kicks back with fellow musicians Joan Baez, Donovan, and Alan Price.
Starring: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez, Alan Price
Directed by: D.A. Pennebaker
Release date: 1967-05-17

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.

Starring: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Maureen Arthur, Sammy Smith
Directed by: David Swift
Release date: 1967-01-01

Thoroughly Modern Millie


Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas she had been reading about back in Kansas: "I've taken the girl out of Kansas. Now I have to take Kansas out of the girl!"

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1967-03-21

The Happiest Millionaire

The Happiest Millionaire
A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes?
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Gladys Cooper
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1967-06-26



The romance between Guinevere and Lancelot destroys King Arthur"s dream kingdom.

Starring: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1967-10-25

Doctor Dolittle


A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Richard Attenborough, Anthony Newley, Peter Bull
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1967-11-23

Valley of the Dolls


In New York City, bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm, where she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke. Anne befriends up-and-coming singer Neely O'Hara, whose dynamic talent threatens aging star Helen Lawson and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North. The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction and tragedy.

Starring: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Paul Burke, Tony Scotti
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1967-12-27

Magical Mystery Tour


A typically Beatlesque film originally produced for television, this short film was intended to be an off-the-wall road movie with the Beatles and three dozen or so friends on a psychedelic bus.

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Vivian Stanshall
Directed by: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Bernard Knowles, Ringo Starr
Release date: 1967-12-25

Double Trouble


When singer Gut Lambert goes on tour in Europe, he is pursued by two beautiful women, bumbling jewel thieves, and a mysterious killer.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Anette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain, Chips Rafferty
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1967-04-05

Pink Floyd London '66-'67

Pink Floyd London '66-'67
Shot by movie maestro Peter Whitehead, this film features rare full length performances from the classic late 60's Pink Floyd line-up at Sound Techniques London & material from the legendary '14 hour Technicolor Dream' extravaganza in April '67 at Alexandra Palace.
Starring: Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
Directed by: Peter Whitehead
Release date: 1967-01-01



The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby, Gary Merrill
Directed by: Arthur H. Nadel
Release date: 1967-01-01

Easy Come, Easy Go


Lieutenant Ted Jackson spends his lat day on active duty in the Navy disarming an underwater mine. While disarming the explosive he sees what appears to be a sunken ship. Overcome with curiosity, he investigates and finds a treasure chest filled with what he thinks are Spanish gold coins.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington, Jr., Skip Ward
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1967-03-22

Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Exploding Plastic Inevitable was a series of multimedia events organised by Andy Warhol between 1966 and 1967, featuring musical performances by The Velvet Underground and Nico, screenings of Warhol's films, and dancing and performances by regulars of Warhol's Factory. It is also the title of a 18-minute film by Ronald Nameth filmed during one week of the show in Chicago, Illinois in 1966.
Starring: John Cale, Angus MacLise, Gerard Malanga, Sterling Morrison, Nico
Directed by: Ronald Nameth
Release date: 1967-01-01


Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, who's acoustic and electric. Son House and Mike Bloomfield talk about the blues; John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee show its range. The Osborne Brothers perform bluegrass. Donovan, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Mimi and Dick Farina, and others less well known also perform. Several talk musical philosophy, and there's a running commentary about the nature and appeal of folk music. The crowd looks clean cut.
Starring: Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan
Directed by: Murray Lerner
Release date: 1967-10-23

Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence
The joyous screen version of the Broadway and London musical hit. "If I had the money, I'd buy me a banjo!" says struggling sales clerk Arthur Kipps (Tommy Steele). Soon he'll inherit enough to buy a whole bloomin' orchestra. But can his newfound wealth buy happiness? Multi-talented Steele brings his London and New York stage smash to the screen in this big, cheerful tune-filled production based on H.G. Wells' charming novel "Kipps." Cyril Ritchard costars as a thespian who introduces Arthur to the joys of Edwardian London's music halls. And a huge cast of high-stepping, high spirited singers and dancers have the time of their lives. Enjoy because "Half A Sixpence" gets you a million dollars' worth of fun.
Starring: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner, Elaine Taylor
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1967-12-21

The Mikado

The Mikado
In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo, and an agreement is reached whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado. But what Ko-Ko doesn't know is that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado and has run away to avoid a betrothal to an old harridan named Katisha. The arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale together.
Starring: Donald Adams, Valerie Masterson, John Reed, Christene Palmer, Kenneth Sandford
Directed by: Stuart Burge
Release date: 1967-03-15

Ola och Julia

Ola och Julia
A lovestory with one of the biggest pop stars from that time.
Starring: Monica Ekman, Ola Håkansson, Bengt Ekerot, Claes af Geijerstam, Thomas Janson
Directed by: Jan Halldoff
Release date: 1967-08-20

Good Times

Good Times
Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.
Starring: Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders, Norman Alden, Larry Duran
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1967-05-05

The Fastest Guitar Alive


Confederate super-spy Roy Orbison and his partner in crime Sammy Jackson travel to San Francisco near the end of the Civil War, masquerading, respectively, as a singer/guitar instructor and a magic-elixir vendor. Once there, Orbison dons a fake wig, beard, and mustache and steals Union gold to bring back to the South, aided by a guitar that doubles as a gun.

Starring: Roy Orbison, Patricia Donahue, Maggie Pierce, Joan Freeman, Lyle Bettger
Directed by: Michael D. Moore
Release date: 1967-09-01


In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.
Starring: Robert Goulet, Mary Grover, Pernell Roberts, Marlyn Mason, Charles Ruggles
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1967-05-07

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