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1940s Musical Comedy Movies

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Fun and Fancy Free(1947)

3.2/5 (with 140 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 54 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 53 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.

Hold That Ghost(1941)

1h 26min | Comedy, Horror
3.5/5 (with 20 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 25 votes)

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

Bathing Beauty(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, Music
3.2/5 (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.

Road to Morocco(1942)

NR
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

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

The Harvey Girls(1946)

1h 42min | Western, Drama, Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 13 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.

Romance on the High Seas(1948)

NR
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 7 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.

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.

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 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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Road to Rio(1947)

NR
| 1h 40min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 14 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.

The Inspector General(1949)

NR
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
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.

Up in Arms(1944)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted and accidentally smuggles his girlfriend aboard his Pacific-bound troopship.

Road to Zanzibar(1941)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

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

On an Island with You(1948)

2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

A young navy lieutenant is brought in as technical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend is just one of those disagreeing.

My Dream Is Yours(1949)

NR
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single mother with a great voice. He arranges for her to move to Hollywood, but then has a problem trying to sell her to the show's sponsor. Doug tries every trick he can think of to make Martha a star, and as the two work more closely, he falls in love with her. Complicating matters further is when Martha meets and becomes attracted to Garry.

Springtime in the Rockies(1942)

1h 31min | Music
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes a nosedive. In hopes of rekindling their romance and getting Vicky back on the boards with him, Dan follows her to a ritzy resort in the Canadian Rockies, where she and Victor are about to open their new act. But things get complicated when Dan wakes after a bender to find that he's hired an outlandish Latin secretary, Rosita Murphy, which makes Vicky think he's just up to his old tricks again.

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.

Love Happy(1949)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

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

Ziegfeld Follies(1945)

1h 50min | Comedy, Music
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

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

It's a Great Feeling(1949)

NR
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 10 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.

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.

In the Navy(1941)

3.3/5 (with 9 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, ...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game(1949)

NR
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 15 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 Strawberry Blonde(1941)

3.3/5 (with 17 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.

Thank Your Lucky Stars(1943)

NR
| 2h 7min | Comedy, Music
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

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

It Happened in Brooklyn(1947)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is able to share a place with Nick, the janitor of his old High School, and get a job as a singer in a music store. He also meets Leo, a talented pianist and his teacher Anne, whose dream is to singing Opera. When Jamie arrives from England, Danny tries to show him the Brooklyn experience and help him compose modern swing music. Together, these four also try to help Leo get the Brooklyn Music scholarship.

Buck Privates(1941)

1h 24min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 16 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, ...
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