1920s Musical Movies

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The Jazz Singer(1927)

1h 29min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 65 votes)

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Directed by Alan Crosland - With Warner Oland, Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Richard Tucker, Yossele Rosenblatt, Richard Tucker, ...


1h 40min | Music, Drama
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

A black laborer turns preacher after accidentally killing a man.

Directed by King Vidor - With Nina Mae McKinney, Victoria Spivey, Harry B. Gray, Sam McDaniel

Show of Shows(1929)

2h 8min | Music
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appear actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway and of course the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts.

Black and Tan(1929)

19min | Music, Drama
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

Duke Ellington plays hot jazz in a fictional story that finds him down on his luck; he tries in vain to dissuade his friend, dancer Fredi Washington, from working with heart trouble even though it means work for his band. Sure enough, she collapses on stage...

Directed by Dudley Murphy - With Barney Bigard, Tricky Sam Nanton, Hall Johnson, Arthur Parker Whetsol, Duke Ellington, Fredi Washington, ...

The Dance of Life(1929)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts. In order to save money on the road, they get married. Soon their act begins to catch on, and they find themselves booked onto Broadway. They also realize that they actually are in love with each other, but just when things are starting to look up, the comic starts to let success go to his head.


1h 45min | Music, Crime
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

Melodie des Herzens(1929)

1h 28min | Music, Comedy, Drama

A young maid from the country looses her job as maid in k.u.k. Budapest, when she stays out too long with her beau, a soldier, who's saving money to buy a horse to open a transport company. After being unemployed for quite a while and her rent is long overdue, the landlady offers her a better job in a nightclub. Meanwhile the soldiers family has decided that her son should marry the daughter of a rich farmer. The soldier finds out about his girl friends profession, and accepts after struggling with himself the match his parents have made. At the day of his engagement his girl friend comes to his hometown with enough money to buy a horse, which leads to a conflict between her, the fiancee, her family, himself and his parents.

Little Johnny Jones(1929)

Little Johnny Jones is a jockey who is in love with his all-American sweetheart, Mary Baker, and also his career as the rider of thoroughbred horses. But he almost loses both when he is tricked by a showgirl, Vivian Dale. His story of vindication swings from the racetracks of America to England and the historical National Derby, with plenty of red-white-and-blue bunting waving behind the little patriot.

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

On with the Show!(1929)

1h 44min | Romance / Love, Music
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

With unpaid actors and staff, the stage show Phantom Sweetheart seems doomed. To complicate matters, the box office takings have been robbed and the leading lady refuses to appear. Can the show be saved?

Directed by Alan Crosland - With Betty Compson, Ethel Waters, Harry Gribbon, Joe E. Brown, Louise Fazenda, Madeline and Marion Fairbanks, ...

Broadway Scandals(1929)

1h 13min | Music, Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Ted Howard, a vaudevillian left, stranded in a tank town. A local girl, Mary (Sally O'Neil), proposes to finance a new act with her savings and the team succeeds in a minor way until Ted is discovered by Broadway femme fatale Valeska (Carmel Myers). Not wishing to stand in her partner's way, Mary nobly resigns from the act and instead accepts a minor role in the show. She proves a sensation on opening night, however, and a jealous Valeska demands her ousted. But Ted, who is in love with Mary, reorganizes their old act and they begin a new life together as man and wife.


1h 37min | Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A follower of Napoleon escapes the firing squad, flees to a woman's bedroom and winds up butler.

Honky Tonk(1929)

1h 11min | Drama, Comedy

Nightclub hostess Sophie Leonard educates her daughter Beth abroad and keeps her life secret for her. But suddenly the daughter shows up.

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3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.

The Desert Song(1929)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

French General Birabeau has been sent to Morocco to root out and destroy the Riffs, a band of Arab rebels, who threaten the safety of the French outpost in the Moroccan desert. Their dashing, daredevil leader is the mysterious "Red Shadow". Margot Bonvalet, a lovely, sassy French girl, is soon to be married at the fort to Birabeau's right-hand man, Captain Fontaine. Birabeau's son Pierre, in reality the Red Shadow, loves Margot, but pretends to be a milksop to preserve his secret identity. Margot tells Pierre that she secretly yearns to be swept into the arms of some bold, dashing sheik, perhaps even the Red Shadow himself. Pierre, as the Red Shadow, kidnaps Margot and declares his love for her.

Red Hot Rhythm(1929)

1h 15min | Comedy

A 1929 film by Leo McCarey.

The Battle of Paris(1929)

1h 20min | Music

Gertrude Lawrence plays a singer in Paris during World War I. After stealing from Tony (Walter Petrie), an American artist, the two fall in love.

Married in Hollywood(1929)

1h 50min | Music

Heir to a Balkan throne, Prince Nicholai falls in love with an American vocalist who is touring with an operetta company in Europe. When he makes known his intention to renounce his heritage and marry Mary Lou, his mother has him locked up and orders Mary Lou back to the United States.

Directed by Marcel Silver - With J. Harold Murray, Norma Terris, Walter Catlett

Broadway Babies(1929)

1h 26min | Drama, Music
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Dee is a naive chorus girl living in a boarding house full of low-paid actors. Dee and Billy are in love and he helps her to move from chorus girl to star. Things run afoul when jealousy, misunderstandings and sleazy men enter the picture.

Happy Days(1929)

1h 20min | Music
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it.


Chorus girl Barbara Pell (Nancy Carroll) inherits a school for boys, and uses her position to sabotage the football career of the boy who jilted her.

The Co-Optimists(1929)

1h 23min | Music

A British concert musical film directed by Edwin Greenwood.

Directed by Edwin Greenwood - With Davy Burnaby, Stanley Holloway, Melville Gideon

Blaze o' Glory(1929)

1h 18min | Music

On trial for the murder of Carl Hummel, Eddie Williams tells his story, which begins just before the World War.

Directed by George Crone, Renaud Hoffman - With Eddie Dowling

Song of Love(1929)

1h 22min

A mawkish backstage musical.

The Painted Angel(1929)

1h 8min | Music

The Painted Angel is a 1929 black and white American film. The storyline is based on a story by Fannie Hurst, "Give This Little Girl a Hand.".

Directed by Millard Webb - With Billie Dove

Buenos Aires, ciudad de ensueño(1922)

A 1922 film.

Directed by José A. Ferreyra - With Enrique Parigi, Elena Guido, Jorge Lafuente, Carlos Dux, Lidia Liss

Auld Lang Syne(1929)

1h 15min | Drama, Music

A British musical film directed by George Pearson.

Melody Lane(1929)

1h 16min | Drama

A songwriter leaves his chorus girl sweetheart to join the US Army in WWI. In France he falls in love with French singer Madelon. He is crippled in action. Back in the States, his girl friend there leaves him. But Madelon can't forget him and comes to the USA to work there as singer. Per chance she meets the songwriter, and he is cured. Singing one of his love songs, he knows that he has found the right girl.

Directed by Robert F. Hill - With Eddie Leonard, Josephine Dunn

Smiling Irish Eyes(1929)

1h 30min | Music, Drama

A 1929 film directed by William A. Seiter.

Jailhouse Blues(1929)

7min | Music

Mamie is missing her man, and finds him in jail. She pleads through her singing for his release.

Is Everybody Happy?(1929)

1h 20min | Music

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