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1940s Musical Comedy Movies

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Fun and Fancy Free(1947)

3.2/5 (with 144 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 55 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 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.

Road to Morocco(1942)

NR
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

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

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.

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.

Cover Girl(1944)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

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

Take Me Out to the Ball Game(1949)

NR
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie.

The Harvey Girls(1946)

NR
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Music, Western
3.3/5 (with 14 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.

The Strawberry Blonde(1941)

3.4/5 (with 18 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 15 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
3.3/5 (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...

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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

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.

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.

Buck Privates(1941)

1h 24min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 17 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, ...

Road to Rio(1947)

NR
| 1h 40min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotized, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.

O Pátio das Cantigas(1942)

4.3/5 (with 15 votes)

A portrait of the relations between neighbours in a Lisbon courtyard. A story made of small episodes of humour, friendship, rivalry, love.

This Is the Army(1943)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

In WW I dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the War, he becomes a producer. In WW II his son Johnny Jones, who was before his fathers assistant, gets the order to stage a knew all-soldier show, called THIS IS THE ARMY. But in his pesonal life he has problems, because he refuses to marry his fiancée until the war is over.

All-American Co-Ed(1941)

NR
| 53min | Comedy, Music
1.6/5 (with 3 votes)

All-girl school Mar Brynn tries to get more pupils and publicity by making fun of the Quincton college. For revenge, the boys there sent Bob Sheppard to Mar Brynn, dressed as a girl, to give them a slight scandal. But he falls in love with Virginia, the girl who is putting on a show there. Now Bob has the problem of getting revenge for Quinceton and not loosing his girl, especially when Quinceton hears about his relationship and decides to sent him support...

A Corny Concerto(1943)

NR
| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

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Directed by Bob Clampett

Road to Zanzibar(1941)

3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

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

Blue Skies(1946)

3.1/5 (with 8 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.

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.

Ziegfeld Follies(1945)

1h 50min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

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

The Stork Club(1945)

1h 30min | Comedy, Music
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

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.

In the Navy(1941)

3.3/5 (with 10 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, ...

The Barber of Seville(1944)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

Woody is standing outside the Seville Barber Shop looking at the ads. Wanting a "victory haircut", he decides to enter the shop only to find the owner has stepped out for a physical. Woody decides to cut his own hair ("I cut my own teeth") but unfortunately is mistaken for the owner when two other customers enter, one an Indian who wants a quick shampoo and the other, a construction worker who wants "the whole works" and, unfortunately, gets it.

Directed by Shamus Culhane

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court(1949)

NR
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy, Music
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

A bump on the head sends Hank Martin, 1912 mechanic, to Arthurian Britain, 528 A.D., where he is befriended by Sir Sagramore le Desirous and gains power by judicious use of technology. He and Alisande, the King's niece, fall in love at first sight, which draws unwelcome attention from her fiancée Sir Lancelot; but worse trouble befalls when Hank meddles in the kingdom's politics.

Two Sisters from Boston(1946)

1h 52min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her.

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