Best Music Movies of 1973


Charlotte's Web

6.9/10 IMDB

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Danny Bonaduce, Agnes Moorehead, Bob Holt, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen, Dave Madden, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Release date: 1973-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1973 : Applause


7.1/10 IMDB

Applause is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The musical is based on the 1950 film All About Eve and the short story on which the movie is based, Mary Orr's "The Wisdom of Eve". The story centers on aging star Margo Channing, who innocently takes a fledgling actress under her wing, unaware that the ruthless Eve is plotting to steal her career and her man. The musical opened on Broadway on March 30, 1970 and ran for 896 performances. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Lauren Bacall won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. The musical was later adapted for television, starring Bacall, with Larry Hagman replacing Len Cariou in the role of Bill Sampson. It aired in the United States on CBS on March 19, 1973. It has not been released commercially, but it is available for viewing at the Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) in New York City and Beverly Hills, California.

Starring: Lauren Bacall, Larry Hagman, Penny Fuller, Sarah Marshall, Robert Mandan, Harvey Evans, Rod McLennan, Debbie Bowen, Bob Sherman, David Knight ..
Directed by: Bill Foster, Ron Field
Release date: 1973-03-15
Best Music Movies of 1973 : Sound of the City: London 1964-73

Sound of the City: London 1964-73

6.7/10 IMDB

Vintage film footage from the hey-day of the London's rock and roll scene. Interviews with rock artists and London's hippies and flower children.

Starring: Yusuf Islam, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Eric Burdon, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Keith Richards ..
Directed by: Peter Clifton
Release date: 1973-06-01

Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors

8.7/10 IMDB

Stompin' Tom performs live at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St. in Toronto.

Starring: Stompin' Tom Connors, Kent Brockwell, Sharon Lowness, Chris Scott, Bobby Lalonde, Joey Tardif, Bill Lewis, Gary Empey ..
Directed by: John C.W. Saxton
Release date: 1973-11-02
Best Music Movies of 1973 : Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll

7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary of a 1950s rock and roll revival show, with split-screen editing to rival Woodstock.

Starring: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Chubby Checker ..
Directed by: Robert Abel, Sidney Levin
Release date: 1973-05-25
Best Music Movies of 1973 : The Gentlemen of Titipu

The Gentlemen of Titipu

3.5/10 IMDB

The Emperor of Japan is scheduled to visit the small fishing village of Titipu for the annual cherry blossom festival. Unfortunately, during the ceremony the town tailor, Koko, winks at the pretty Kataisha, who is to be the wife of the Emperor's son Nanki Poo. Koko is promptly arrested and thrown in a dark, dank dungeon and sentenced to death for disrespecting the Emperor. Things look bleak for Koko until Nanki Poo falls in love with the lovely Yum Yum, and Koko gets caught up in a scheme to deceive the Emperor.

Starring: Anna Russell, Ron Haddrick, Ross Higgins, Bunney Brooke, Alistair Duncan, Owen Weingott, Olivia Hamnett, Michael Long ..
Directed by: Leif Gram
Release date: 1973-06-01
Best Music Movies of 1973 : Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chenier

8.2/10 IMDB

France, 1792. Chenier is an idealistic poet, in love with the aristocratic Maddalena. While Chenier supports such notions as "liberte, fraternite egalite," his sympathies do not extend to the current Reign of Terror. Likewise, the Revolutionary Tribunal has no need for poets or their girlfriends, especially those judged to be an Enemy of the State. Heads will roll.

Starring: Franco Corelli, Piero Capucilli, Celestina Casapietra, Piero Cappuccilli, Giovanna di Rocco, Gabriella Carturan, Cristina Anghelakova, Luigi Roni, Ermanno Lorenzi, Florindo Andreolli ..
Directed by: Václav Kašlík
Release date: 1973-02-19
Best Music Movies of 1973 : Palkó Csinom

Palkó Csinom

6.1/10 IMDB

The musical adventure film goes back to the early eighteenth century, the times of the battles between the Hungarian insurrectionists and the pro-Austrians. Palkó and Jankó are about to join the insurrectionist army when they clash with a pro-Austrian troop. Jankó is captured and put in Count Koháry's prison.

Starring: Gábor Nagy, Péter Benk?, Péter Huszti, József Horváth, Péter Haumann, Ildikó Hüvösvölgyi ..
Directed by: Gyula Mészáros, Márton Keleti
Release date: 1973-01-01

Jesus Christ Superstar

7.4/10 IMDB

Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel, Kurt Yaghjian, Paul Thomas, Pi Douglass ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1973-08-15
Best Music Movies of 1973 : Payday


0.0/10 IMDB

A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to take the blame for the death of a fan which he stabbed.

Starring: Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Elayne Heilveil, Michael C. Gwynne, Jeff Morris, Cliff Emmich, Henry O. Arnold ..
Directed by: Daryl Duke
Release date: 1973-09-22

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