Public Domain Movies

A Song For Miss Julie (1945)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Shirley Ross, Barton Hepburn, Jane Farrar
A Song for Miss Julie is a 1945 American film directed by William Rowland.

Arkansas Judge (1941)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver
Roy is a young lawyer and has little to do in this movie.

Belle Of New York (1952)
Running Time: 82 mins Black & White
Starring: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Marjorie Main
This film is set during the turn of the century. Fred Astaire plays a footloose playboy who falls in love with Salvation Army lass Vera-Ellen. To prove his worth to the girl, Astaire breaks down and gets a job.

Big Show-Off (1945)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Arthur Lake, Dale Evans, Lionel Stander
Joe Bagley, owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott and band vocalist June Mayfield. Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter, also in love with June doesn't believe the story. The real wrestler breaks a leg in a match and Sandy, in order to keep up the ruse now has to wear a cast on his leg. June attends a match and hears the real Devil announce his engagement to another girl.

Bitter Sweet (1933)
Black & White
Starring: Anna Neagle
Helier, Pat Paterson, Kay Hammond. Noel Coward's first major work as a composer, filmed by the team of Wilcox-Neagle. Sentimental operetta creaks a bit, but the story of young love in 1880 Vienna is a must for musical theater buffs. Lovely score includes

Bohemian Girl (1936)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd
A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. Not knowing her true identity, Oliver, with the help of "Uncle" Stanley, raises the girl as his own. Years later, Arline, still unaware of her noble birth, is caught trespassing on the Count's grounds and is thrown into the dungeon. Meanwhile, Stanley and Oliver pass the time playing "fingers" and bumblingly ply their trade picking pockets. Finally, just when Oliver needs his help to rescue Arline, Stanley gets drunk while siphoning wine into bottles.

Boogie-Woogie Dream (1944)
Running Time: 13 mins Black & White
Starring: Lena Horne, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson
After hours at a nightclub, the hired help have a jam session, which proves to be just what a couple of belated customers wanted to hear.

Brats (1930)
Running Time: 84 mins Black & White
Starring: Betty Balfour, John Stuart, Anne Grey
A producer makes a star of the cockney waif who tried to rob him.

Breakfast In Hollywood (1946)
Running Time: 90 mins Black & White
Starring: Tom Breneman, Bonita Granville, Beulah Bondi, Edward Ryan
An argument between a serviceman and his girlfriend is patched up with the aid of a well-known radio program.

Breaking The Ice (1938)
Running Time: 79 mins Black & White
Starring: Charles Ruggles, Dolores Costello.
When his widowed mother is forced to move in with her domineering brother and his family, Bobby Breen runs away from home and joins a travelling ice revue to earn money for her. Song-filled tale.

Calendar Girl (1947)
Running Time: 88 mins Black & White
Starring: Jane Frazee, James Ellison, Victor McLaglen, Franklin Pangborn, William Marshall.
Set in turn-of-the-century New York, a composer finds out that his girlfriend is working as a model for a painter. Songs include: "Have I Told You Lately?" & "A Bluebird Is Singing to Me." Dir. Allan Dwan

Career Girl (1944)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Frances Langford, Iris Adrian, Gladys Blake, Linda Brent, Alec Craig, Ariel Heath, Charles Judels, Lorraine Kruger
A singer (Frances Langford) from Kansas City lives in a theatrical boardinghouse near Broadway.

Change Of Heart (1943)
Running Time: 90 mins Black & White
Starring: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Eve Arden, Gail Patrick, Count Basie & His Orchestra.
Carroll plays a down-on-his-luck publisher who steals a song from budding songwriter Hayward, who plots revenge. Dir. Albert Rogell

Dance Hall (1941)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Carole Landis
Dance hall singer Carole Landis is smitten with dance hall manager Cesar Romero until she learns he's something of a Casanova. When he realizes she's no longer interested in his charms, he coaches his pal, composer William Henry, on winning her over. Enjoyable comic tuner features the songs "There's a Lull in My Life" and "There's Something in the Air." Dir. Irving Pichel.

Dance Of Life (1929)
Running Time: 115 mins Black & White
Starring: Hal Skelly, Nancy Corroll, Oscar Levant, Al St. John, Dorothy Revier.
Backstage at a burlesque theatre as a star performer loses his wife when he begins hitging the bottle and carousing with women. Dir. John Cromwell, Edward Sutherland

Dance, Girl, Dance (1933)
Running Time: 74 mins Black & White
Starring: Alan Dinehart, Evalyn Knapp, Edward J. Nugent
Vaudeville couple Joe and Sally split on bad terms. Sally, a beautiful and talented young woman, gets a break as a chorus girl in a musical production, and then hits the big time with a song she wrote, which is then used in the big time production. The producer Pat falls in love with her and proposes. Meanwhile the less talented Joe falls on hard times and resorts to selling soap tar in a sailor suit!. But Sally has a secret that is about to change everything!

Dancing Pirate (1936)
Running Time: 83 mins Color
Starring: Frank Morgan, Charles Collins, Steffi Duna, Luis Alberni, Jack LaRue, Rita Hayworth, Eduardo Cansino.
Mild-mannered waltz instructor is kidnapped by pirates whose ship lands at Las Palamos, where the landlubbers assume the dancer is a pirate cheiftan. Dir. Lloyd Corrigan

Delightfully Dangerous (1945)
Running Time: 92 mins Black & White
Starring: Jane Powell, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Moore, Arthur Treacher, Louise Beavers.
Innocent young Cheryl (Powell) visits her sister in New York, who is supposedly a Broadway star. In reality, she's a stripper in a burlesque show, and when Cheryl finds out, she tries to marry her off to a Broadway producer. Dir. Arthur Lubin

Running Time: 01:10:16:00 Black & White
Starring: Jean DenisKathleen Kelly
Adaption of play, "Darling I Love You" -A pianist trying to get his masterpiece published takes on jobs as a drummer to make ends meet.

Devil On Horseback, The (1936)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Del Campo, Fred Keating, Lily Damita.
Movie actress visits a friend in South America, but her publicity agent spreads the rumor that she has been abducted. Written by Crane Wilbur. Songs include: "So Divine", "Out of the Hills", "The Love Fiesta", & "Oh Bella Mia." Dir. Crane Wilbur

Dixiana (1930)
Running Time: 99 mins Black & White
Starring: Bebe Daniels, Bert Wheeler
Southern millionaire falls in love with a circus performer shortly before the start of the Civil War. Part in color.

Dixie Jamboree (1944)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Francis Langford, Guy Kibbee, Louise Beavers, Charles Butterworth, Eddie Quillan, Lyle Talbot.
The captain of the Last Showboat on the Mississippi accidentally picks up a shipment of whiskey and is mistaken for a bootlegger by two con artists, who plan to hijack the booze. Songs include: "You ain't Right With The Lord", "Dixie Showboat", "No, No, No", "If It's a Dream", and more. Dir. William Christy Cabanne

Dizzy Dames (1936)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Marjorie Rambeau, Florine McKinney, Lawrence Gray, Inez Courtney, Fuzzy Knight.
Rambeau runs a boardinghouse for has-been actors, which is turned upsidedown when her daughter visits unexpectedly. Songs include: "Love Is the Thing", "I Was Taken by Storm", "Let's Be Frivolous", & "Martinique." Dir. William Nigh

Dollface (1945)
Running Time: 79 mins Black & White
Starring: Vivian Blane
Stripper Vivian Blaine tries to make the jump to Broadway stardom, but her manager gets jealous when she falls for a writer hired to create her biography, in this lively musical based on a play by Gypsy Rose Lee. With Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda; songs include "Chico-Chico," "Dig You Later," "Red Hot and Beautiful." Includes "Hubba Hubba Hubba" by Perry Como, as well as many other songs. Based on the play "The Naked Genius" by Gypsy Rose Lee.

Down Missouri Way (1946)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Martha O'Driscoll, William Wright, Eddie Dean
Jane Colwell, an associate professor at an agricultural college, thinks that a trained mule she has been working with needs a rest and takes him to her farm. There she finds a film company shooting on location. After many complications, the mule is featured in the film, and Jane wins the heart of Mike Burton, the film's producer.

Duke Is Tops, The (1938)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper, Monte Hawley.
In Horne's film debut, she plays a woman who gets her big break but must choose between love and fame. A great look at the black entertainment industry in 1938. A young Lena Horne shines in her performance as Ethel, a singer who makes her way to the 'big time'.

Escape To Paradise (1939)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, Kent Taylor, Joyce Compton, Marla Shelton, Rudolph Anders.
South American tour guide steers traveller toward romance with native girl. Songs include: "Tra-La-La", "Rhythm of the Rio", and "Ay, Ay, Ay". Dir. Erle C. Kenton. Ay, Ay.

Fabulous Dorseys, The (1947)
Running Time: 87 mins Black & White
Starring: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Sara Allgood, Janet Blair, William Bakewell, Charlie Barnet.
Many live performances highlight this biography of the famous battling, bandleading brothers. Songs include: "Green Eyes", "Everybody's Doin' It", "Marie", & "I'll Never Say Never Again." Dir. Alfred E. Green

Fiesta (1943)
Running Time: 40 mins Color
Starring: Antonio Moreno, Armida, Anne Ayars, Jorge Negrete, George Givot.
Tall talking radio cowboy star goes to a Mexican village, where he must pretend he's the real deal and frighten away some bandits. Songs include: "I'll Never Forget Fiesta", "Ride Mi Caballeros", "Never Trust a Jumping Bean", "The Two Bravest Hombres In All Mexico" and more. Produced by Hal Roach. Dir. LeRoy J. Prinz

Fisherman's Wharf (1939)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, Lee Patrick
A boy adopted by a San Francisco fisherman decides to leave his home when the fisherman's sister-in-law moves in with her annoying son. Efforts are on to find Breen...but first, some musical numbers! Leo Carillo, Lee Patrick and Slicker the Seal also star.
Songs include: "Sell Your Cares For a Song", "Fisherman's Chanty", "Return To Sorrento", "Santa Lucia" & more. Dir. Bernard Vorhaus

Follies Girl (1943)
Running Time: 74 mins Black & White
Starring: Wendy Barrie, Gordon Oliver, Doris Nolan, Cora Witherspoon, Anne Barrett, Arthur Pierson.
Army private romances a burlesque dress designer to keep the presumed gold-digger away from his wealthy, middle aged father. Dir. William Rowland

Follow Your Heart (1936)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Marion Talley, Nigel Bruce, Michael Bartlett, John Eldridge, Luis Alberni, Clarence Muse.
Recalling her own rocky road to success, a former opera singer refuses to allow her daughter to take the stage, so it's up to singer Michael Bartlett to convince her otherwise. Dir. Aubrey Scotto

Fresh From Paris (1955)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Forrest Tucker, Margaret Whiting, Dick Wesson, Martha Hyer, Barbara Whiting, Lloyd Corrigan.
Poor gardener poses as the wealthy financial backer of a new music revue at the Moulin Rouge. Songs include "Can This Be Love?", "I Love a Circus", "I'm All Aglow Again" & more. Dir. Leslie Goodwins

Girl From Rio, The (1939)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Movita, Warren Hull, Alan Baldwin, Dennis Moore, Byron Foulger, Kay Linaker.
Movita comes up to New York and goes undercover at a nightclub to find out who framed her brother for arson. Dir. Lambert Hillyer

Girl Next Door, The (1953)
Running Time: 92 mins Color
Starring: Dan Dailey, June Haver, Dennis Day, Cara Williams, Billy Gray, Natalie Schafer.
Singing star moves to a new home and falls for her neighbor, a cartoonist with a young son, who resents her involvement with his dad. Dir. Richard Sale

Girl Said No, The (1937)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Robert Armstong, Irene Hervey, Paula Stone, William Danforth, Vivian Hart.
To get back at a thieving dancer, a bookie becomes her manager, gets her into a Gilbert & Sullivan show and forces her to give him her income. Written by Andrew L. Stone. Songs by Gilbert & Sullivan include: "The Mikado", "Patience", "Pirates of Penzance", and "Ruddigore". Dir. Andrew L. Stone

Glorifying The American Girl (1929)
Running Time: 96 mins Black & White
Starring: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Rudy Vallee, Helen Morgan, Noah Beery, Billie Burke, Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Chorus girl performing in the Ziegfeld Follies must choose between her boyfriend and stardom. Music by Irving Berlin. Dir. Millard Webb, John W. Harkrider

Great Gabbo, The (1929)
Running Time: 90 mins Black & White
Starring: Eric von Stroheim, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane.
Ventriloquist can express himself only through a dummy, losing his own identity, and causing him to go insane. Dir. James Cruze.

GYPSY QUEEN aka Glamourous Night (1937)
Black & White
Starring: Victor Jory
A king falls in love with a gypsy woman and is forced to choose between her or his dictatorship.

Happy Go Lovely (1951)
Running Time: 95 mins Color
Starring: David Niven, Vera Ellen, Cesar Romero, Bobby Howes, Diane Hart.
American music troupe have trouble finding backers for a Edinburgh show, but a rich bachelor who has fallen for one of the dancers decides to help out. Written by Val Guest. Dir. H. Bruce Humberstone

Happy Go Lucky (1937)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Phil Regan, Evelyn Venable, Jed Prouty, Jonathan Hale.
After her Marine pilot husband is accused of treason and disappears, Venable goes to Shanghai and spots a man who is a dead ringer for him. Dir. Aubrey Scotto

Harmony Lane (1935)
Running Time: 84 mins Black & White
Starring: Douglas Montgomery, Evelyn Venable, William Frawley, Adrienne Ames, Smiley Burnette, Hattie McDaniel.
Semi-biograghy of composer Stephen Foster, from his early studies for the clergy and his songwriting success just before the Civil War, to his eventual death in drunken poverty. Songs include "Oh Susanna", "My Old Kentucky Home", & "Swanee River". Dir. Joseph Santley

Hats Off (1937)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: John Payne, Mae Clarke, Richard Skeets Gallagher, Franklin Pangborn, Luis Alberni, George Irving.
Texas towns vying for business plan competing carnivals, hiring rival press agents who eventually fall in love. Songs include: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Song", "Let's Have Another", "Little Odd Rhythm". Produced by Boris Petroff, Written by Samuel Fuller. Dir. Boris Petroff

Hawaii Calls (1938)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, Ned Sparks, Gloria Holden, Warren Hull, Ward Bond, Pua Lani.
Young stowaway sings for his travel fare while going after stolen secret government papers. Songs include: "Down Where the Trade Winds Blow", "Hawaii Calls", "That's the Hawaiian In Me". Dir. Edward F. Cline

High and Happy (1947)
Running Time: 90 mins Black & White
Nightclub singer Joan (Joan Edwards) joins forces with her unemployed friends Kip (Eddie Albert) and Ellen (Constance Moore) to form an act that they hope will take New York City by storm. On the cabaret scene, Kip's pseudo-intellectual songs tend to alienate audience members, but Ellen is noticed by a producer who wants to turn her into a movie star. Whisked off to Hollywood, Calif., she must choose between personal fame and her budding romance with the failed songwriter, Kip.

I Dream Of Jeannie (1952)
Running Time: 90 mins Color
Starring: Ray Middleton, Bill Shirley, Rex Allen, Muriel Lawrence, Louise Beavers, Eileen Christy, Carl Alfalfa Switzer.
Portrays Foster as a shy bookkeeper who writes songs in his spare time, and is in love with a pretentious singer whose sister eventually becomes his muse and inspiration. Includes the Foster staples: "My Old Kentucky Home", "Swanee River", "Camptown Races", "Oh! Susannah", "The Old Folks at Home", "A Ribbon in Your Hair", & "I Still See Her in My Dreams" Dir. Allan Dwan

I'll Reach For A Star (a.k.a. The Hit Parade) (1937)
Running Time: 83 mins Black & White
Starring: Frances Langford, Phil Regan, Max Terhune
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ?

Inspector General, The (1949)
Running Time: 100 mins Color
Starring: Danny Kaye
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. Dir. Henry Koster.

Kathleen Mavourneen (1930)
Black & White

To stay with her man, an Irish lass fends off a wealthy political boss's advances.

Kiki (1931)
Running Time: 87 mins Black & White
Starring: Mary Pickford, Reginald Denny, Joseph Cawthorn
Kiki is a 1931 American Pre-Code romantic comedy, starring Mary Pickford and Reginald Denny, which was directed by Sam Taylor. The film is a remake of the 1926 version starring Norma Talmadge.

King Kelly Of The U.S.A. (1934)
Running Time: 640 mins Black & White
Starring: Guy Robertson, Edgar Kennedy, Irene Ware, Franklin Pangborn, Joyce Compton.
American performer falls in love with a princess travelling incognito aboard a trans-atlantic line, and must try to save her bankrupt country. Dir. Leonard Fields. Musical romance story about an American who is on his way to a mythical kingdom in Europe to live.

King's Rhapsody (1955)
Running Time: 93 mins Color
Starring: Anna Neagle, Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore
Richard, son of the King of Laurentia who has been living in Monte Carlo with Martha Karrillos for several years due to his parents refusal to this unroyal affair, is called to assume his duties after his father's death. He is expected to marry the princess of an allied country and give an heir to the throne. Will he give up his true love?

Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)
Running Time: 85 mins Black & White
Starring: Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Shelly Winters
Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson musical of New York's early days, with smash hit "September Song."

Laughing Lady (1946)
Running Time: 93 mins Black & White
Starring: Francis L. Sullivan
Robespierre sends a duchess' son (Webster Booth) to London to steal a necklace from the Prince of Wales' betrothed (Anne Ziegler).

Let's Sing Again (1936)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, Henry Armetta, George Houston, Inez Courtney, Lucien Littlefield, Grant Withers, Ann Doran.
Breen's screen debut as a talented youngster who runs away from his orphanage and joins a travelling circus, which eventually leads to a shot at singing opera in New York. Songs include: "Let's Sing Again", "Lullaby", "Farmer in the Dell", "La Donna e Mobile," (from Verdi's "Rigoletto"). Dir. Kurt Neumann. Circus life and backstage theater drama of a broken home and the custody of a child; featuring Bobby Breen, the famous child star.

Love Happy (1949)
Running Time: 85 mins Color
Starring: Marilyn Monroe
The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.

Make A Wish (1937)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, Basil Rathbone, Henry Armetta, Marion Claire, Leon Errol.
At summer camp, Breen befriends a famed composer who has writer's block. He finds his muse in Bobby's mom, a popular singer whose fiance refuses to let her return to the stage. Dir. Kurt Neumann

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1938)
Running Time: 90 mins Black & White
Starring: Phil Regan, Leo Carrillo, Ann Dvorak, Cab Calloway, Joe DiMaggio, Luis Alberni, Henry Armetta, Max Terhune, Smiley Burnette, Gene Autry.
Gangsters take over a record company, using strong-arm tactics to acquire contracts with various singing acts. Songs include: "Mamma I Wanna Make Rhythm", "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round", "Heaven?", "I Owe You", & "It's Round-up Time in Reno". Dir. Charles Reisner

Meet the Navy (1946)
Running Time: ## mins Black & White
During World War II, the Canadian Navy gathered a troupe of diverse performers (dancers, comedians, singers, musicians) from its ranks and sent them off to entertain their shipmates, and the show/revue ultimately played London's Hioopodrome. The acceptance was based more on wartime-London's appreciation of the gallantry of Britain's sons and daughters from over the seas than it was on the artistic value of the show or the talent of the performers. The film is a fictional/fact mixture of the adventures of the troupe members, and the ending, only part filmed in Technicolor, is primarily the Revue as seen at the Hippodrome.

Men On Her Mind (1944)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Mary Beth Hughes, Edward Norris, Ted North, Luis Alberni.
Ambitious girl won't let anything get in the way of a musical career, until she falls in love. Dir. Wallace Fox

Minstrel Man (1944)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Benny Fields, Gladys George, Roscoe Karns, Alan Dinehart, Judy Clark, Gloria Petroff.
On the eve of his big break, a veteran vaudevillian's wife dies in childbirth, and he's so upset he forsakes Broadway, leaving his daughter to be raised by his showbiz pals. Dir. Joseph H. Lewis

Moonlight Sonata (1938)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Ignace Jan Paderewski, Charles Farrell, Marie Tempest, Barbara Greene, Eric Portman.
Paderewski's talents are showcased as stranded plane crash victims are affected by his art.

New Faces (1952)
Running Time: 98 mins Color
Starring: Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostley, Paul Lynde, Ronny Graham, Robert Clary.
The Show Must Go On...despite financial problems--Based on the hit Broadway revue. Songs include "C'est si Bon" performed by Eartha Kitt. Written by Ronny Graham, Paul Lynde, and Mel Brooks. Dir. Harry Horner

No, No, Nanette (1940)
Running Time: 96 mins Black & White
Starring: Anna Neagle, Richard Carlson, Victor Mature, Roland Young, ZaSu Pitts, Eve Arden, Billy Gilbert, Leo Carrilo.
Doting niece agrees to accept a sum of money to help her financially troubled uncle. The catch? She has to answer "No" to every question she's asked for 24 hours! Songs include: "I Want to Be Happy", "Tea for Two" & "No, No, Nanette". Dir. Herbert Wilcox

Old Homestead (1935)
Running Time: 73 mins Black & White
Starring: Mary Carlisle, Lawrence Gray, Willard Robertson
Wertheimer, a New York radio talent scout, shows up at Uncle Jed's barn dance having received numerous letters from Nancy Shackelford, the adopted daughter of Uncle Jed Shackelford, telling him about the musical talents of Bob and the other four farm-hand musicians. He hires the boys for a new radio program to be known as "The Old Homestead" broadcast from New York. Nancy and Uncle Jed accompany them, the latter as their manager. The show is a hit and Nancy is thrilled, especially when she meets famous crooner Rudy Nash. Elsie Wilson, Rudy's partner, resents the attention Rudy shows Nancy, and Bob takes an immediate dislike to Rudy. The band goes to a night club and get high on champagne which they think is cider. Peggy joins the boys in their clowning after the regular entertainers quit in indignation. Nancy and Rudy enter the café, and when the proprietor realizes that Nancy and (primarily) Rudy knows the boys, he offers them $1,250 a week to perform at the club. The jealous Elsie decides to make a play for Bob at the hotel where she too is staying. Slightly inebriated, she invites Bob up her suite. Nancy and Bob have a bitter quarrel when she returns and sees the imprint of Elsie's lips on Bob's cheek. The next morning, press agent Pratt and Wertheimer show up with two suitcases of fan mail for the "Farm Boys" and Bob's head begins to swell, as he thinks he is the attraction of the group and really believes he is "the golden voice of the air." Bob gets a show of his own, and Uncle Jed meets Peggy and is attracted to her. Three weeks later, Nancy and Bob are no longer speaking, Uncle Jed is spending money on Peggy, and Rudy is overwhelming Nancy with his attentions. Twice Bob has been late for a broadcast and Wertheimer tells him if he is late again, the sponsors will cancel him. Uncle Jed, who has no intentions of proposing, buys a diamond ring for Peggy and unthinkingly slips it on her engagement finger. She allows as how she'll be right proud to be Mrs. Jed Shackelford. Peggy is actually happy at the chance of marrying Jed and quitting New York for Uncle Jed's farm, but Nancy doesn't believe her. Bob gets a visit from Elsie's husband who threatens an alienation suit. Nancy tells him that she and Bob are engaged and that Elise is her best friend. he husband departs, and Nancy tells Bob of Rudy's proposal to her. He wishes her good luck and leaves for the farm without telling anyone.

One's The Same As Another (1957)

Pajama Game (1957)
Running Time: 101 mins Color
Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr, Reta Shaw.
Day heads a grievance committee to get a seven-and-a-half cent raise for her coworkers, and ends up falling in love with the boss. Songs include: "I'm Not At All In Love", "Small Talk", "Hey There", "I'll Never Be Jealous Again", "Seven and a half Cents" & several more. Dir. George Abbott, Stanley Donen

Paradise Island (1930)
Running Time: 68 mins Black & White
Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Marceline Day, Betty Boyd, Paul Hurst, Gladden James.
Pretty girl goes to join her fiance in South Seas, where she learns he now owes a huge gambling debt to a local bar-owner. Dir. Bert Glennon

Peacock Alley (1930)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Mae Murray, George Barraud, Jason Robards Sr.
Claire Tree is a singer/dancer who goes after what she wants in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner, so when she finds herself in the New York City hotel-suite, in fashionable Peacock Alley, of Stoddard Clayton, she wastes no time. Claire wants to get married. But, Stoddard, whom she cares for very much, has several proposals directed at her, none of which sound remotely like a marriage proposal; Claire tells him, in her straight-forward, no-nonsense manner that she wants to get married because, in her words: "I'm running away from the doubts and uncertainty and problems of a woman who isn't married." Stoddard thinks that nuptial bonds is a stupid old-fashioned tradition and fatal to romance. She says any man who says that is lying, and when she departs his suite at the crack of dawn, she seems convinced Stoddard indeed believes what he said he believed. But Claire has another option awaiting her...a Texan from home, and she promptly accepts his marriage proposal. But the house detective comes along after the ceremony and tells Tex his version of what he thinks goes on when a woman stays in a man's suite until the crack of dawn, and that doesn't jibe with his definition of a moral woman, and he ups and leaves her. Stoddard comes along and he thinks Tex has made a mockery of the marriage vows he took a short while ago, and he tells Claire that he will marry her, as soon as she can get an annulment from that day's ceremony, and they will make a go of it because they are 'different.' Somewhere in the 24-hour setting of this film, Claire plays a piano and sings a song called "In My Dreams, You Still Belong To Me," and then does a tango with a partner; and then does a solo-dance performance, interpreting a 2-strip Technicolor.

Perils Of Pauline, The (1947)
Running Time: 96 mins Color
Starring: Betty Hutton, John Lund, William Demarest, Frank Faylen, William Farnum, Snub Pollard, Creighton Hale, James Finlayson.
Musical biographical account of Pearl White's life as the silent serial queen. Color. Dir. George Marshall.

Private Buckaroo (1942)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Andrews Sisters (Maxene, Patty & Laverne), Dick Foran, Jennifer Holt, Harry James, Donald O'Connor, Shemp Howard, Huntz Hall.
Harry James & orchestra get drafted and put on shows for the soldiers, while a rebellious recruit falls in love with a retired officer's daughter. Songs include: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else but Me". Dir. Edward F. Cline

Rainbow On The River (1936)
Running Time: 86 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, May Robeson, Louise Beavers, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Charles Butterworth.
Breen is a Civil War orphan, raised by a former slave, who saves money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest finds Phillip?s family, he sends the boy to New York to live with them. When they refuse to accept him as their own, Breen must rely on charm and his singing ability to win them over. Songs include: "Rainbow on the River", "You Only Live Once", "A Thousand Dreams of Love", "Ave Maria" & more. Dir. Kurt Neumann

Rainbow Over Broadway (1933)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Joan Marsh, Frank Albertson, Lucien Littlefield, Grace Hayes, Gladys Blake.
Selfish stepmother moves family from Kansas to New York to revive her career in theatre. Songs include: "I Must Be in Love with Love" & "Dance My Blues Away". Dir. Richard Thorpe

Rhythm Hits The Ice (1942)
Running Time: 79 mins Black & White
Starring: Ellen Drew, Richard Denning, Jerry Colonna, Barbara Jo Allen, Harold Huber, Vera Ralston.
Debt-ridden New England country girl inherits an ice show that has been run into bankrupcy by a conniving competitor. Dir. Bernard Vorhaus

Rhythm Parade (1942)
Running Time: 68 mins Black & White
Starring: Gale Storm, Nils T. Granlund, Robert Lowery, Margaret Dumont, Chick Chandler, Jan Wiley, Mills Brothers.
Nightclub singer cares for an abandoned baby, while her rival schemes to use this situation to start scandalous rumors. Songs include "Tootin' My Own Horn", "Sweet Sue" & more. Dir. Howard Bretherton

Road To Happiness (1942)
Running Time: 84 mins Black & White
Starring: John Boles, Mona Barrie, Billy Le
Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny. With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady, Jeff ultimately finds radio the means of realizing his professional ambition.

Road To Hollywood (1947)
Running Time: 56 mins Black & White
Starring: Bing Crosby, Luis Alberni, Ann Christy
Film director Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

Road To Hollywood, The (1938)
Running Time: 56 mins Black & White
Starring: Bing Crosby
Compilation of early shorts featuring Bing Crosby.

Rogue Of The Rio Grande (1930)
Running Time: 55 mins Black & White
Starring: Myrna Loy, Raymond Hatton
The adventures of a group of Mexican bandits who steal from the rich and give to the poor to oust a crooked sheriff.

Royal Wedding (1951)
Running Time: 100 mins Color
Starring: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Keenan Wynn, Sarah Churchill.
Powell & Astaire are a brother/sister dance team who each find romance while performing in London. Contains Astaire's famous "tap-dancing on the ceiling" routine. Songs include: "Too Late Now", "Open Your Eyes", "I Left My Hat in Haiti", & more. Dir. Stanley Donen

Sarumba (1950)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Michael Whalen, Doris Dowling, Tommy Wonder
A sailor (Tommy Wonder) falls for a beautiful dancer (Doris Dowling) after going AWOL.

Second Chorus (1940)
Running Time: 83 mins Black & White
Starring: Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, Charles Butterworth, Frank Melton, Artie Shaw & Band.
Astaire and Meredith are hilarious as a rival pair of partying trumpet players who are both after the same woman and the same job: a gig with Artie Shaw. Dir. H.C. Potter

Sensations Of 1945 (1944)
Running Time: 86 mins Black & White
Starring: Eleanor Powell, Eugene Pallette, Dennis O'Keefe, C. Aubrey Smith, W.C. Fields, Cab Calloway, Lyle Talbot, Woody Herman.
A press agent with wild and crazy ideas turns his firm over to his stodgy son. Includes Eleanor Powell dancing inside a huge pinball machine. W.C. Fields' last film. Written by Andrew L. Stone. Dir. Andrew L. Stone

Sheik Steps Out (1937)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Ramon Novarro, Lola Lane, Gene Lockhart
In this comedy, a wealthy sheik kidnaps and falls for a snobby socialite.

Sing While You're Able (1937)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White
Starring: Pinky Tomlin, Toby Wing, Monte Collins, Bert Roach, James Newill, Lane Chandler.
Hillbilly singer helps a toy company mogul and his daughter when their car breaks down in the woods, and is given a show on the rich man's radio station. The daughter's affection for the hillbilly irks the radio station manager, who has his own plans for her. Songs include: "Just a Country Boy at Heart", "One Girl in My Arms", "You're My Strongest Weakness" & more. Dir. Marshall Neilan

Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (Aka Mania For Melody) (1940)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Ruth Terry, Johnny Downs, Billy Gilbert, Barbara Jo Allen, Claire Carleton.
Con man makes his money by promoting phony charity shows, then running off with the money, but his assistant catches on and tries to stop him before he can rip off an orphanage. Songs include: "Tequila", "I'm Just a Weakie", "What Fools These Mortals Be", & "When A Fella's Got a Girl". Dir. Lew Landers

Something To Sing About (1936)
Running Time: 94 mins Black & White
Starring: James Cagney, William Frawley, Gene Lockhart, Evelyn Daw, Dwight Frye, Mona Barrie.
New York band leader goes to Hollywood to make a film, and is mistakenly thought of as arrogant by the producers. To cure him, they decide to keep the movie's success from him! Songs include: "Right or Wrong", "Any Old Love", "Out of the Blue" & more. Director Schertzinger also Produced, as well as writing the Music and Story! Dir. Victor Schertzinger

Spring Parade (1940)
Running Time: 89 mins Black & White
Starring: Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings, Mischa Auer
In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important and is destined for a happy marriage. Afterward she gets a job as a baker's assistant. She then meets a handsome army drummer (Robert Cummings) who secretly dreams of becoming a famous composer and conductor. Unfortunately the military forbids the young corporal to create his own music. But then Ilonka (Durbin) secretly sends one of the drummer's waltzes to the Austrian Emperor with his weekly order of pastries. Her act paves the way toward the tuneful and joyous fulfillment of the gypsy's prediction.

Stagedoor Canteen (1943)
Running Time: 135 mins Black & White
Starring: Tullulah Bankhead, Merle Oberon, Ray Bolger, Harpo Marx, Johnny Weissmuller, Katharine Hepburn, Gracie Fields, Gypsy Rose Lee, Count Basie, Benny Goodman.
Young soldier on leave in New York visits the "Stage Door Canteen", a real war-time hot spot where popular stars entertained the troops. He falls in love with one of the servers, despite the Canteen's strict no-dating rules. Songs include: "The Girl I Love To Leave Behind", "She's a Bombshell from Brooklyn", "We Musn't Say Goodbye" and more. Dir. Frank Borzage

Stork Club, The (1945)
Running Time: 98 mins Black & White
Starring: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Bill Goodwin, Iris Adrian, Robert Benchley.
Night club hat-check girl saves a tramp from drowning, but he turns out to be a millionaire. He sets her up in luxury in return, and her boyfriend begins to suspect that something more is going on. Songs include: "Love Me", "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", "I'm a Square in the Social Circle" & more. Dir. Hal Walker

Sunny (1941)
Running Time: 96 mins Black & White
Starring: Anna Neagle, Ray Bolger, John Carroll, Martha Tilton, Edward Everett Horton.
Entertainer in the circus falls for a rich young man, and decides to hide from his family the fact that she's a lowly circus performer. Dir. Herbert Wilcox

Sunny Skies (1930)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Rex Lease, Benny Rubin, Marjorie Babe Kane, Marceline Day.
College football player gets ousted from the team when he dates a woman with a "reputation". Songs include: "Must Be Love", "You for Me", "Wanna Find a Boy" & more. Dir. Norman Taurog

Sweet Adeline (1934)
Running Time: 87 mins Black & White
Starring: Irene Dunne, Donald Woods, Hugh Herbert
In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But Sid frets as Adeline spends increasing amounts of time with the dashing Major Day.

Swing High (1930)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Helen Twelvetrees, Fred Scott, Stepin Fetchit, Chester Conklin, Ben Turpin, Nick Stuart.
Two circus aerialists have a disagreement, with one fighting to keep her lover out of the hands of a scheming woman. Songs include, "Do You Think That I Could Grow on You?", "It Must Be Love", "Shoo the Hoodoo Away", "There's Happiness Over the Hill", "With My Guitar and You". Dir. Joseph Santley

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Running Time: 96 mins Black & White
Starring: Fred Macmurray Carole Lumbard
Director Mitchell Leison's musical tale of a young couple who meet and marry and go on to success in the world of jazz.

Swing Hostess (1944)
Running Time: 76 mins Black & White
Starring: Martha Tilton, Charles Collins, Iris Adrian, Betty Brodel.
Showcase for Benny Goodman's vocalist Martha Tilton, who plays an out of work singer. Songs include: "I'll Eat My Hat", "Let's Capture This Moment", "Say It with Love", "Music to My Ears", "Highway Polka", "Got an Invitation". Dir. Sam Newfield

Swing It, Professor (1937)
Running Time: 62 mins Black & White
Starring: Pinky Tomlin, Paula Stone, Mary Kornman, Milburn Stone.
Music professor undergoes many career upsets because of his dislike of jazz and big band, but a nightclub singer eventually helps him see the light. Contains the song, "I'm Sorta Kinda Glad I Met You." Dir. Marshall Neilan

Swing! (1938)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Cora Green, Larry Seymour, Hazel Diaz
Ted Gregory is trying to be the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway, but he has trouble with his star singer.

Take It Big (1944)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Jack Heley, Harriet Hilliard, Mary Beth Hughes, Al Fuzzy Knight, Ozzie Nelson.
Failed vaudvillian inherits a struggling ranch and must put on a fund-raising musical revue to make it a success. The movie that started it all for Ozzie & Harriet. Dir. Frank McDonald

Thanks For Listening (1937)
Running Time: 62 mins Black & White
Starring: Pinky Tomlin, Maxine Doyle, Aileen Pringle
Homer Tompkins, a trusting young musician with aspirations of becoming a radio star, is installed in a fine set of offices in Reno by a quartet of "easy money" con artists who have bugged rooms and suites, with the title of "professional listener", and he passes off what he hears to his employers, Lulu, Trixie, Maurice and Champ and they use the information for blackmail purposes. They also so involve his sweetheart, Toots, that he can not withdraw even when he finally learns he is being used as a tool.

That's My Baby (1944)
Running Time: 58 mins Black & White
Starring: Richard Arlen, Ellen Drew.
Cartoonist falls for his boss' daughter. Produced by Dave Fleischer. Dir. Ernst Lubitsch.

This Is The Army (1943)
Running Time: 114 mins Color
Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, Ronald Reagan, Irving Berlin, Alan Hale, Kate Smith, Rosemary DeCamp, Dolores Costello, Joe Louis.
Irving Berlin songs highlight this story of a Broadway star who tries to produce a musical revue made up entirely of army recruits. Based on a play by Irving Berlin. Songs include: "My Sweetie", "Poor Little Me, I'm on KP", "Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning", "What Does He Look Like" & more. Dir. Michael Curtiz

Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)
Running Time: 138 mins Color
Starring: Robert Walker, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Dorothy Patrick, June Allyson, Tony Martin, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra.
The life of composer Jerome Kern, as he makes important friends like Victor Herbert & Oscar Hammerstein, which allows him to write musicals for a New York theatre. Features many popular singers of the era performing songs like: "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Long Ago and Far Away", "Look for the Silver Lining" & more. Dir. Richard Whorf

Trocadero (1944)
Running Time: 74 mins Black & White
Starring: Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs, Ralph Morgan, Dick Purcell, Sheldon Leonard, Dave Fleischer, Cliff Nazarro.
Two children inherit their foster father's nightclub, which is on the verge of bankrupcy. To make a go of it, they bring in all kinds of acts, from jazz bands to comedy to cartoonists! Songs include: "Shoo-Shoo Baby", "The Music Goes 'Round and Around", "Roundabout Way", "Bullfrog Jump", "How Could You Do That to Me", "The King Was Doing the Rhumba", "Trying to Forget" & "Can't Take the Place of You." Dir. William Nigh

Vagabond Lover, The (1929)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White
Starring: Rudy Vallee, Marie Dressler, Sally Blane, Charles Sellon, Nella Walker.
In his debut, Vallee plays an out of work saxophone player who impersonates a band leader to avoid going to jail, and ends up accepting an invitation to play at a swanky party. Songs include: "I Love You Believe Me I Love You", "If You Were the Only Girl in the World", "A Little Kiss Each Morning" & more. Dir. Marshall Neilan

Waltz Time (1945)
Running Time: 98 mins Black & White
Starring: Peter Graves
In this British costume musical, Carol Raye plays Empress Maria, a young woman of noble blood who has fallen in love with Count Franz Von Hofer (Peter Graves), one of the men assigned to guard her. Maria's guardians attempt to dissuade her interest in Franz because of his reputation as a Casanova, and when Franz is discovered in a playful conversation with Cenci Prohaska (Patricia Medina), they are convinced that their assumptions are correct. When Maria learns of Franz's behavior, she disguises herself as Cenci for an upcoming costume ball with the hopes of catching Franz in a disloyal act. Waltz Time also features a guest appearance by the celebrated operatic vocalist Richard Tauber, who sings two numbers; it was one of Tauber's final screen appearances, as he passed on in early 1948. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Wave, A WAC, And A Marine (1944)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Elyse Knox, Ann Gillis, Sally Eilers
Henny, talent scout for the Margaret Ames Film Agency in Hollywood, mistakes Judy and Marian, the understudies, for Eileen and Betty, the real stars of a Broadway show and signs them up for movies. Margaret, furious with Henny for the blunder, fires him---but only temporarily. Another agent, Marty Allen, once married to and still in love with Margaret, signs Betty and Eileen. Henny arrives with Judy and Marian, and the nightclub manager asks Henny to emcee the show. Though he is not sure himself what they can do, Henny introduces the girls and they make a hit in a dramatic sketch. (Simmer down, it's just a Monogram movie, and their nightclub attendees can react anyway director Phil Karlstein/Karlson wants them to.) Big-time movie producer R. J. signs them to a film contract. So, what does this have to do with the title, "A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine"? Because Judy joins the WAVES, Marian the WACS and Marty the Marines and all have two weeks before induction, and that is more than long enough to shoot a Monogram musical-within-a-Monogram musical and have a few days to spare.

Way Down South (1939)
Running Time: 62 mins Black & White
Starring: Bobby Breen, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Morgan, Sally Blane, Clarence Muse.
Orphan tries to take over his late father's plantation from corrupt lawyer and an evil slave driver. Co-written by Clarence Muse with poet Langston Hughes. Songs include: "Good Ground", "Louisiana", "Peter, Go Ring Dem Bells", "Send One Angel Down" & more. Dir. Bernard Vorhaus

With Love And Kisses (1937)
Running Time: 67 minutes Black & White
Starring: Pinky Tomlin, Toby Wing
In this corn-pone musical comedy, an innocent milker soothes his cow by singing the songs he secretly writes. When others hear of it, they attempt to exploit him. Unfortunately for them, he can only compose in the presence of his favorite cow.

Yanks Are Coming, The (1942)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Henry King, Mary Healy, Jack Heller, Maxie Rosenbloom, Dorothy Dare.
Musicians enlist to put on shows for the troops, but they end up fighting instead. Songs include: "Zip Your Lip", "I Must Have Priorities on Your Love", "Don't Fool Around with My Heart", "The Yanks are Coming", and "There Will Be No Blackout of Democracy". Dir. Alexis Thurn-Taxis

Youth On Parade (1942)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: John Hubbard, Martha O'Driscoll, Ruth Terry, Frank Coghlan Jr, Yvonne De Carlo.
College students create a fictional, "perfect" student, which interests the psychology professor, who wants to meet her. Songs include "I've Heard that Song Before", "You're So Good to Me", "If It's Love" "Man", "You Got to Study, Buddy". Dir. Albert S. Rogell

Zis Boom Bah (1941)
Running Time: 61 mins Black & White
Starring: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Huntz Hall, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Betty Compson.
After being reuninted with a son she hasn't seen in years, a singing star buys a dinner theatre for him and his friends. Songs include: "Annabella," "It Makes No Difference When You're in the Army", "Put Your Trust in the Moon", "Zis Boom Bah", "Good News Tomorrow", "I've Learned to Smile Again". Dir. William Nigh