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1940s Musical Comedy Movies

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Fun and Fancy Free(1947)

3.2/5 (with 158 votes)

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.

Anchors Aweigh(1945)

NR
| 2h 23min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance / Love, War
3.4/5 (with 60 votes)

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, and before Joe can stop him, promises to get her an audition with José Iturbi. But the trouble really starts when Joe realizes he's falling for his buddy's girl.

Hold That Ghost(1941)

1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.

Ziegfeld Follies(1945)

1h 50min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

The Harvey Girls(1946)

NR
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Music, Western
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.

Road to Singapore(1940)

NR
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

Bing Crosby an Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour...

You Were Never Lovelier(1942)

NR
| 1h 37min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.

Road to Morocco(1942)

NR
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Cover Girl(1944)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.

Buck Privates(1941)

1h 24min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

Petty con artists Slicker Smith and Herbie Brown mistakenly join the Army evading the cops. The cop chasing them winds up as their drill instructor. A rich young man and his former working class chauffeur are not only in the same unit, they're vying for a pretty girl who seems attracted to both.

Directed by Arthur Lubin - With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis, The Andrews Sisters, Nat Pendleton, ...

The Strawberry Blonde(1941)

3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

Biff Grimes is desperately in love with Virginia, but his best friend Hugo marries her and manipulates Biff into becoming involved in his somewhat nefarious businesses. Hugo appears to have stolen Biff's dreams, and Biff has to deal with the realisation that having what he wants and wanting what another has can be very different things.

You'll Never Get Rich(1941)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

A Broadway choreographer gets drafted and coincidentally ends up in the same army base as his object of affection’s boyfriend.

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Wonder Man(1945)

1h 38min | Music, Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson.

The Cat Concerto(1947)

NR
| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 54 votes)

Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the high-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause.

Hollywood Canteen(1944)

NR
| 2h 4min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

Two soldiers on leave spend three nights at a club offering free of charge food, dancing, and entertainment for servicemen on their way overseas. Club founders Bette Davis and John Garfield give talks on the history of the place.

That Night in Rio(1941)

3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Romance on the High Seas(1948)

NR
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Doris Day, in her film debut, plays Georgia Garrett, a singer sent by jealous wife Elvira Kent on an ocean cruise to masquerade as herself while she secretly stays home to catch her husband cheating. Meanwhile equally suspicious husband Michael Kent has sent a private eye on the same cruise to catch his wife cheating. Love and confusion ensues along with plenty of musical numbers.

Road to Utopia(1945)

NR
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Music
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

While on a ship to Skagway, Alaska, Duke and Chester find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been 'stolen' by thugs. In Alaska to recover her father's map, Sal Van Hoyden falls in with Ace Larson, who secretly wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke, Chester, the thugs, Ace and his henchman chase each other all over the countryside—for the map.

Bathing Beauty(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, Music
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

After breaking up with her fiancé, a gym teacher returns to work at a women's college, but a legal loophole allows him to enroll as one of her students.

Solid Serenade(1946)

NR
| 7min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Near a house is a doghouse labeled "Killer" with a dog (Spike) in it. Tom pokes his head over the wall and spots a female cat (Toodles Galore) in the window. Tom brings along his double bass, then wakes up Spike and neutralizes him by whacking him in the head with a mallet and tying him up. Tom uses his bass as a pogo stick to hop over to the window, stopping to taunt Spike along the way.

Directed by Joseph Barbera

In the Navy(1941)

3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Popular crooner Russ Raymond abandons his career at its peak and joins the Navy using an alias, Tommy Halstead. However, Dorothy Roberts, a reporter, discovers his identity and follows him in the hopes of photographing him and revealing his identity to the world. Aboard the Alabama, Tommy meets up with Smoky and Pomeroy, who help hide him from Dorothy, who hatches numerous schemes in an attempt to photograph Tommy/Russ being a sailor.

Directed by Arthur Lubin - With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, Shemp Howard, Claire Dodd, The Andrews Sisters, ...

Hello, Frisco, Hello(1943)

3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Road to Zanzibar(1941)

NR
| 1h 31min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.

Second Chorus(1941)

3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are rival trumpeters with the Perennials, a college band, and both men are still attending college by failing their exams seven years in a row. In the midst of a performance, Danny spies Ellen Miller who ends up being made band manager. Both men compete for her affections while trying to get the other one fired.

A Corny Concerto(1943)

NR
| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

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Directed by Bob Clampett

Private Buckaroo(1942)

1h 8min | War, Comedy, Music
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The film tells the story of army recruits following basic training, with the Andrew Sisters attending USO dances. The film is a mixture of comedy and songs.

Directed by Edward F. Cline

Lady of Burlesque(1943)

2.7/5 (with 13 votes)

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

The Zoot Cat(1944)

3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

Tom's advances on a young jive-talking girl cat get nowhere; nowhere, that is, until Tom gets a zoot suit. Armed with his miles of fabric and a new cool lingo, Tom still has to deal with the tricks of his nemesis, Jerry.

Directed by Joseph Barbera

Down to Earth(1947)

3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop.

People Are Funny(1946)

1h 33min | Comedy, Music
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again.".

Directed by Sam White
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