1930s Musical Movies

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1938)

3.6/5 (with 2,854 votes)

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.

The Wizard of Oz(1939)

3.8/5 (with 2,020 votes)

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

Gold Diggers of 1933(1933)

1h 37min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 38 votes)

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Footlight Parade(1933)

3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.


| 1h 23min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

Dr. Tony Flagg's friend Steven has problems in the relationship with his fiancée Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Tony. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with him. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated.


3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck's old friend Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie.

Reaching for the Moon(1930)

3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and feels he has also lost his girl.

Roman Scandals(1933)

1h 32min | Music, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.


| 1h 19min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Dimples Appleby lives with her pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit.

Gold Diggers of 1935(1935)

| 1h 35min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

Romance strikes when a vacationing millionairess and her daughter and son spend their vacation at a posh New England resort.

Babes in Arms(1939)

1h 33min | Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

Mickey Moran, son of two vaudeville veterans, decide to put up his own vaudeville show with his girlfriend Patsy Barton. But child actress Rosalie wants to make a comeback and replace Patsy both professionally and as Mickey's girl.

King of Jazz(1930)

1h 38min | Animation, Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

Directed by John Murray Anderson, Paul Fejos - With Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, ...
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Rainbow Dance(1936)

3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

Rainbow Dance is a 1936 British animated film released by the GPO Film Unit. This is Lye's second film. It uses the Gasparcolor process.

Directed by Len Lye - With Rupert Doone

Born to Dance(1936)

1h 46min | Comedy, Music
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

Ted meets and falls in love with Nora Paige, an aspiring Broadway dancer who tries out for a show starring Lucy James. After Ted rescues Lucy's pet dog during a public relations campaign on his submarine, Lucy falls for him. Ted is ordered to meet Lucy for a date at a night club, who later sees their picture in the newspaper and no longer wants anything to do with him.

You and Me(1938)

1h 30min | Crime, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Mr. Morris, the owner of a large metropolitan department store, gives jobs to paroled ex-convicts in an effort to help them reform and go straight. Among his 'employed-prison-graduates' are Helen Roberts and Joe Dennis, working as sales clerks. Joe is in love with Helen and asks her to marry him, but she is forbidden to marry as she is still on parole, but she says yes and they are married. In spite of their poverty-level life, their marriage is a happy one until Joe discovers she has lied about her past, in order to marry him. Disillusioned, he leaves, goes back to his old gang and plans to rob the department store.


3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

Chin-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family.

A Colour Box(1935)

3min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film.

Directed by Len Lye


3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era mysteriously disappears on the eve of her wedding. Years later she reappears on the stage as young looking and beautiful as ever.

Hollywood on Parade No. A-8(1933)

11min | Horror, Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In the Hollywood Hall of Fame - a wax museum - the figure of Eddie Borden comes to life and introduces us to various stars in effigy. Pining over the effigy of Clara Bow, her husband Rex Bell suggests that Eddie get on with Betty Boop. Betty asks Eddie to accompany her in a rendition of "My Silent Love.".


1h 40min | Comedy, Music
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A circus performer falls in love with the son of a plantation owner in antebellum New Orleans. When the young man's stepmother objects to the wedding, the couple has to decide if they can make their relationship work.

Directed by Luther Reed - With Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Wheeler & Woolsey, Joseph Cawthorn, Jobyna Howland, Ralf Harolde, ...

Student Tour(1934)

1h 24min | Music
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A philosophy professor accompanies his school's rowing team on a worldwide tour.

Sinbad the Sailor(1935)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Sinbad battles a band of pirates at sea and on a tropical isle. A giant bird rescues him, and he ends up back on his ship with the pirates' treasure.

Directed by Ub Iwerks

Broadway Melody of 1938(1937)

1h 50min | Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.

Gold Diggers of 1937(1936)

3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The partners of stage-producer J. J. Hobart gamble away the money for his new show. They enlist a gold-digging chorus girl to help get it back by conning an insurance company. But they don’t count on the persistence of insurance man Rosmer Peck and his secretary Norma Perry.

The Goldwyn Follies(1938)

2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person.

Paramount on Parade(1930)

1h 17min | Music, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

This 1930 film, a collection of songs and sketches showcasing Paramount Studios' contract stars, credits 11 directors (including Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Victor Schertzinger and Edmund Goulding). The cast features Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Jean Arthur, William Powell, Maurice Chevalier, Kay Francis, Buddy Rogers, Jack Oakie, Stuart Erwin and Nancy Carroll.

Stars Over Broadway(1935)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.

Directed by William Keighley - With Pat O'Brien, Jane Froman, Frank McHugh, Marie Wilson, Jack Dempsey, Eddie Graham, ...

First Love(1939)

4.0/5 (with 4 votes)

In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.

Tropic Holiday(1938)

| 1h 18min | Comedy, Music
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A screenwriter falls in love with a Mexican woman while searching for a story line south of the border.

Broadway Thru a Keyhole(1933)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it will also get Joan to fall in love with him. After scoring a hit, Joan accepts Frank's marriage proposal, more out of gratitude than love. The situation gets even stickier when she falls for a handsome band leader during a trip to Florida. Can she tell Frank she's in love with someone else?

Directed by Lowell Sherman
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