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1940s Musical Comedy Movies

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Fun and Fancy Free(1947)

3.2/5 (with 127 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.

Road to Morocco(1942)

NR
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 18 votes)

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

Anchors Aweigh(1945)

3.4/5 (with 52 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.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(1947)

3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he accidentally meets a mysterious woman who hands him a little black book. According to her, it contains the locations of the Dutch crown jewels hidden since World War II. Soon, Mitty finds himself in the middle of a confusing conspiracy, where he has difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction.

Cover Girl(1944)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

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

The Cat Concerto(1947)

NR
| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 46 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.

You'll Never Get Rich(1941)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

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

Road to Singapore(1940)

NR
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 12 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...

The Harvey Girls(1946)

1h 42min | Western, Drama, Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Vittles, songs and dance are amply ladeled out when Judy Garland headlines The Harvey Girls, a joyous musical slice of Americana celebrating the restaurants that brought extra helpings of civilization to Old West rail passengers.

Buck Privates(1941)

1h 24min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 13 votes)

Petty con artists, Bud & Lou 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 Inspector General(1949)

3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom they think is traveling in disguise. Fearing he will discover they've been pocketing tax money, they make several bungled attempts to kill him.

Thank Your Lucky Stars(1943)

2h 7min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.

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Wonder Man(1945)

1h 38min | Music, Comedy, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 8 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.

In the Good Old Summertime(1949)

3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.

Copacabana(1947)

1h 32min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

A talent agent sells his girlfriend to a nightclub -- as two separate acts. The deception and constant costume changes are too much for his girl.

Hold That Ghost(1941)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 16 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.

You Were Never Lovelier(1942)

NR
| 1h 37min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

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

Roxie Hart(1942)

3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

A café in Chicago, 1942. On a rainy night, veteran reporter Homer Howard tells an increasing audience the story of Roxie Hart and the crime she was judged for in 1927.

Down Argentine Way(1940)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

The Stork Club(1945)

1h 30min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Director Hal Walker's 1945 musical comedy stars Betty Hutton as a hat-check girl at New York City's famous nightclub. The cast also includes Barry Fitzgerald, Don Defore, Andy Russell, Iria Adrian and Robert Benchley.

Road to Utopia(1945)

NR
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Music
3.3/5 (with 11 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.

Blue Skies(1946)

3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who can't stay committed to anything in life for very long.

One Touch of Venus(1948)

3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Second Chorus(1941)

3.0/5 (with 9 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
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

A Corny Concerto is an American animated cartoon short produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Frank Tashlin, animated by Robert McKimson and released as part of the Merrie Melodies series on September 25, 1943. A parody of Disney's 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss' best known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube, adapted by the cartoon unit's music director, Carl Stalling and orchestrated by its arranger and later, Stalling's successor, Milt Franklyn. Long considered a classic for its sly humor and impeccable timing with the music, it was voted #47 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field in 1994.

Directed by Bob Clampett

Abbott y Costello In the Navy(1941)

3.2/5 (with 8 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, ...

Love Happy(1949)

1h 25min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls when they get mixed up with gangsters due to a tin of sardines containing Romanoff diamonds.

Neptune's Daughter(1949)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well.

Thousands Cheer(1943)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars.

It's a Great Feeling(1949)

NR
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

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