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1950s Musical Comedy Movies

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Singin' in the Rain(1952)

4.1/5 (with 947 votes)

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

White Christmas(1954)

3.7/5 (with 143 votes)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953)

NR
| 1h 31min | Music, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 252 votes)

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.

Gigi(1958)

G
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 89 votes)

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

The Court Jester(1955)

3.7/5 (with 52 votes)

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

The Band Wagon(1953)

NR
| 1h 52min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.

Funny Face(1957)

3.5/5 (with 215 votes)

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.

There's No Business Like Show Business(1954)

3.1/5 (with 30 votes)

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

High Society(1956)

NR
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Music
3.5/5 (with 61 votes)

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her playboy father's exploits if not allowed to cover the wedding.

What's Opera, Doc?(1957)

NR
| 7min | Music, Animation, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 57 votes)

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde who sits on an overwieght horse. "She" is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod "Siegfried".

Directed by Chuck Jones

Rabbit of Seville(1950)

3.7/5 (with 53 votes)

Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Artists and Models(1955)

1h 49min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

Eugene and Rick are two struggling artists who share apartment. However, Rick has problems with that, because Eugene is obsessed with pulp fiction comic books and has nightmares because of that. Rick soon finds that those nightmares could be excellent material for writing his own comic books.

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One Froggy Evening(1955)

3.8/5 (with 51 votes)

A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Road to Bali(1953)

1h 31min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals.

Annie Get Your Gun(1950)

3.5/5 (with 22 votes)

Gunslinger Annie Oakley romances fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler as they travel with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Kiss Me Kate(1953)

NR
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

Fred and Lilli are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night.

Living It Up(1954)

1h 35min | Comedy, Music
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Homer Flagg (Lewis) is a railroad worker in the small town of Desert Hole, New Mexico. One day he finds an abandoned automobile at an old atomic proving ground. His doctor and best friend, Steve Harris (Martin), diagnoses him with radiation poisoning and gives Homer three weeks to live. A reporter for a New York newspaper, hears of Homer's plight and convinces her editor, to provide an all-expenses paid trip to New York.

Daddy Long Legs(1955)

NR
| 2h 6min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

Wealthy American, Jervis Pendleton has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old residen, and anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. She writes letters to her mysterious benefactor regularly, but he never writes back. Several years later, he visits her at school, while still concealing his identity, and—despite their large age difference—they soon fall in love.

Royal Wedding(1951)

NR
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 23 votes)

Tom and Ellen are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond.

Silk Stockings(1957)

3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell, with the help of Steve Canfield, an American movie producer.

Pal Joey(1957)

NR
| 1h 51min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.

Dangerous When Wet(1953)

3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

The health conscious, dairy-farming Higgins family begin each day with an invigorating swim. One day, traveling health-tonic salesman, Windy Weebe, comes to town and suggests they could swim the English Channel. Sponsored by "Liquapep" and coached by Windy, the family arrive in Europe. There it is decided that daughter Katie is the only one strong enough to enter the contest. But while she should be focused on the difficult and risky task ahead, Katie is pursed by dashing Frenchman, André Lanet... This comedic musical is well remembered for the scene when Katie dreams she is swimming with cartoon characters Tom & Jerry!

Call Me Madam(1953)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Rock-a-Bye Baby(1958)

3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart—now a famous movie star—so her career will not suffer.

Les Girls(1957)

3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele. A Rashômon style narrative presents the story from three points of view where Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry, while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story.

I Love Melvin(1953)

3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread of her. His boss, however, has no intention of using the photos. Melvin wants to marry Judy, but her father would rather she marry dull and dependable Harry Black. As a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue of Look, a task easier said than done.

Rich, Young and Pretty(1951)

3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A rancher's daughter visits Paris to meet her mother and find love.

Invitation to the Dance(1956)

1h 33min | Music, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Three completely different stories are told through dance.

Baton Bunny(1959)

7min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

Bugs conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony in Franz von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" while reacting to a bothersome fly.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Jack and the Beanstalk(1952)

3.0/5 (with 13 votes)

A young boy trades the family cow for magic beans.

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