"The Music Man," starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones, was my first taste of movie musicals and it's one of my favorites. (I've also seen it performed on the stage and loved that performance too.) It's just a fun, silly, feel-good musical that depicts All-American slice of life!! And "Show Boat" from 1951 takes the cake for me!! Howard Keel's voice is beautiful. The love story is beautiful. The colors are beautiful. Everything is beautiful!!