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by bderoes | created - 17 Sep 2017 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

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1. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,334 | Gross: $7.63M

Warner Brothers, dir. Crosland; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-jazz-singer-1927.html

2. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 5,908 | Gross: $6.12M

MGM, dir. Beaumont; 5 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-broadway-melody-1929.html

3. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,575

Paramount, dir. Florey, Santley; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-cocoanuts-1929.html

4. On with the Show! (1929)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance

A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 227

Warner Bros, dir. Crosland; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/on-with-show-1929.html

5. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Christy Cabanne, Norman Houston | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Votes: 1,758

MGM, dir. Reisner, Cabanne; 5- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-hollywood-revue-of-1929-1929.html

6. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

A sharecropper decides to become a preacher after falling for a vamp from the city.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,443

MGM, dir. Vidor; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/hallelujah-1929.html

7. Rio Rita (1929)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 671

RKO, dir. Reed; 5- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/rio-rita-1929.html

8. So Long Letty (1929)

64 min | Comedy, Musical

Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Charlotte Greenwood, Claude Gillingwater, Grant Withers, Patsy Ruth Miller

Votes: 103

Warner Bros, dir. Bacon; 6- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/so-long-letty-1929.html

9. The Love Parade (1929)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth

Votes: 1,802

Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-love-parade-1929.html

10. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 12,419

Paramount, dir. Heerman; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/animal-crackers-1930-7.html

11. Monte Carlo (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A countess flees to Monte Carlo on the day of her wedding, where she is courted by a count posing as a hairdresser.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,052

Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/monte-carlo-1930-7.html

12. Whoopee! (1930)

TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Votes: 908

Goldwyn, dir. Freeland; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/whoopee-1930-6.html

13. The Lottery Bride (1930)

TV-PG | 80 min | Musical, Romance

Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, John Garrick, Joe E. Brown, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 136

Schenk Prod., dir. Stein; 6- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-lottery-bride-1930-6.html

14. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Porgy and Bess (1993)

184 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston, S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey

Votes: 126

BBC, dir. Nunn; 7 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/american-playhouse-porgy-and-bess-1981-7.html

15. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,399

Goldwyn, dir. Preminger; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/porgy-and-bess-1959-7.html http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2018/08/porgy-and-bess-1959-7.html

16. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 3,027

Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-smiling-lieutenant-1931-6.html

17. Monkey Business (1931)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

On a transatlantic crossing, The Marx Brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

Votes: 10,605

Paramount, dir. McLeod; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/monkey-business-1931-7.html

18. Palmy Days (1931)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An assistant of phony psychic leaves the fraudulent business and becomes an efficiency expert.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters

Votes: 446

Goldwyn, dir. Sutherland; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/palmy-days-1931-6.html

19. Flying High (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien, Kathryn Crawford

Votes: 157

MGM, dir. Reisner; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/flying-high-1931-6.html

20. One Hour with You (1932)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.

Directors: George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Lili Damita

Votes: 1,870

Paramount, dir. Lubitsch; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/one-hour-with-you-1932-7.html

21. Horse Feathers (1932)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, accidentally hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against the rival Darwin University.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 11,033

Paramount, dir. McLeod; 7+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/horse-feathers-1932-7.html

22. Love Me Tonight (1932)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 3,349

Paramount, dir. Mamoulian; 8+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/love-me-tonight-1932-8.html

23. The Kid from Spain (1932)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An innocent man accused of robbing banks masquerades as a bullfighter to escape the police.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young, Ruth Hall

Votes: 426

Goldwyn, dir. McCarey; 6- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-kid-from-spain-1932-6.html

24. Torch Singer (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 513

Paramount, dir. Hall & Somnes; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/torch-singer-1933-6.html

25. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 5,023 | Gross: $2.00M

Paramount, dir. Sherman; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/she-done-him-wrong-1933-6.html

26. Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A New York tramp (Jolson) falls in love with the mayor's amnesiac girlfriend after rescuing her from a suicide attempt

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan, Harry Langdon

Votes: 706

UA distr, dir & prod Milestone; 8 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/hallelujah-im-bum-1933-8.html

27. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,862 | Gross: $2.30M

Warner Bros, dir. Bacon; 8+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/42nd-street-1933-8.html

28. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 6,708 | Gross: $4.80M

Warner Bros, dir. LeRoy; 8 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/gold-diggers-of-1933-1933-8.html

29. Applause (1929)

80 min | Drama, Musical

A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron

Votes: 1,211

Paramount, dir. Mamoulian; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/applause-1929-6.html

30. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,313

Warner Bros, dir. Bacon; 8 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/footlight-parade-1933-8.html

31. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,714 | Gross: $2.85M

Paramount, dir. Ruggles; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/im-no-angel-1933-6.html

32. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War

93 Metascore

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 52,893

Paramount, dir. McCarey; 9 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/duck-soup-1933-9.html

33. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,864

MGM, dir. Leonard; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/dancing-lady-1933-6.html

34. Roman Scandals (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 502

Goldwyn, dir. Tuttle; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/roman-scandals-1933-7.html

35. Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 3,107

RKO, dir. Freeland; 7- http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/flying-down-to-rio-1933-7.html

36. Going Hollywood (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Musical, Romance

A love-struck teacher pursues a radio singer to Hollywood.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,663 | Gross: $0.96M

MGM, dir. Walsh; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/going-hollywood-1933-6.html

37. Love in Bloom (1935)

75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A young girl runs away from her carnival family to make it in New York City and becomes involved with a handsome young songwriter.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joe Morrison, Dixie Lee

Votes: 116

Paramount, dir. Nugent; 6+ http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/love-in-bloom-1935.html

38. Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret, protection.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Betty Furness

Votes: 125

Paramount, dir. McLeod; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/here-comes-cookie-1935-6.html

39. Fashions of 1934 (1934)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 1,172

First National (WB), dir. Dieterle; 6 http://bdrdiary.blogspot.com/2017/10/fashions-of-1934-1934-6.html

40. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4