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Favorite Color Movie Musicals?

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I really enjoyed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Let's Dance (1950; Astaire & Hutton), Singin' in the Rain (1957) (plus many more I'm currently drawing a blank on).

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I really enjoyed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Let's Dance (1950; Astaire & Hutton), Singin' in the Rain (1957) (plus many more I'm currently drawing a blank on).

LET'S DANCE is available on Amazon Prime. TCM doesn't ever play it. 

 

Speaking of Betty Hutton, I never tire of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. It's one I could watch at least once or twice a month (every month) and still enjoy.

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An American in Paris (1951)

Funny Face (1957)

Summer Stock (1950)

Cover Girl (1943)

White Christmas (1954)

Easter Parade (1948)

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

The Pirate (1948)

The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

West Side Story (1961)

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I think I'd have to say The Music Man. It's so funny and joyful and touching, and the music is exceptionally good - by turns clever, goofy (the "pool" song), exuberant and beautiful. For me, like its title, it's a celebration of music.

 

Lots of others though...Singin' in the Rain of course. An American in Paris, Oklahoma ! and West Side Story.

 

NickandNora, there's a thread about dance in movies in the General Discussions forum you might want to check out.

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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

 

The Harvey Girls (1946)

 

On The Town (1949)

 

Take Me Out To The Ball Game (1949)

 

Royal Wedding (1951)

 

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

 

Kismet (1955)

 

 

 

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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

 

The Harvey Girls (1946)

 

On The Town (1949)

 

Take Me Out To The Ball Game (1949)

 

Royal Wedding (1951)

 

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

 

Kismet (1955)

Of course, KISMET and TAKE ME OUT THE BALL GAME were both remakes-- but they were very well produced.

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Speaking of Betty Hutton, I never tire of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. It's one I could watch at least once or twice a month (every month) and still enj

 

 

Yes, this is a great movie with a lot of vivid Technicolor. I saw it on the big screen when I was a kid.I used to sing parts of the songs for years.

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I love the Fox Betty Grable color musicals from the 1940s.

I enjoy most of those, too. Can't quite pinpoint why I like them so much, but they're fun to watch. 

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I enjoy most of those, too. Can't quite pinpoint why I like them so much, but they're fun to watch. 

 

She acts the way real girls acted back in those days. She was sweet, pleasant, and sexy but without acting in any kind of vulgar manner. I could watch her for hours.

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She acts the way real girls acted back in those days. She was sweet, pleasant, and sexy but without acting in any kind of vulgar manner. I could watch her for hours.

Yes, I think you're right, Fred...she was sexy and wholesome. June Haver is another one.

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I love the Fox Betty Grable color musicals from the 1940s.

 

 

Oh, I adore Betty Grable. One of my favorites of her '40s musicals is Pin Up Girl (1944)

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Oh, I adore Betty Grable. One of my favorites of her '40s musicals is Pin Up Girl (1944)

I believe the photos Fred selected were from PIN-UP GIRL which aired on TCM in June of this year.

 

My favorite Betty Grable film is SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY. And I also like SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES which is coming up on TCM as part of Robert Osborne's picks on January 19, 2016.

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Another poster here & I both really love SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. He was projectionist when this was in the theater & it turned him around to liking musicals. I came late to the parade, avoiding this movie because of the title. 

 

It's one of the only movies we'll travel the 2 hours to the Eastman to see it in 35mm. 

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As a mid period "boomer", my like of color musicals is a bit more contemporary.  Some I've COME to like after a time of NOT liking them(or musicals in general) for a spell.  And they're the "usual suspects".

 

THE MUSIC MAN

 

DAMNED YANKEES

 

WEST SIDE STORY(of course)

 

MARY POPPINS

 

Some I've come to like later on...

 

MY  FAIR LADY

 

THE KING AND I

 

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

 

I've not yet acquired an affinity for ALL things musicals, so my list might seem too short for some of you.

 

 

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As a mid period "boomer", my like of color musicals is a bit more contemporary.  Some I've COME to like after a time of NOT liking them(or musicals in general) for a spell.  And they're the "usual suspects".

 

THE MUSIC MAN

 

DAMNED YANKEES

 

WEST SIDE STORY(of course)

 

MARY POPPINS

 

Some I've come to like later on...

 

MY  FAIR LADY

 

THE KING AND I

 

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

 

I've not yet acquired an affinity for ALL things musicals, so my list might seem too short for some of you.

 

 

Sepiatone

Wow. I guessI was having a temporary brain malfunction to not think of these. I bought the TCM "Broadway Musicals" 4-movie collection, and it has Show Boat (1951), 7 Brides (1954), Annie Get Your Gun (1950), and Kiss Me Kate (1953). I enjoyed all of them; also I can't believe I forgot THE MUSIC MAN! I watched it about 6 times just last summer.

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FUNNY FACE

7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS

CALL ME MADAM

SINGIN IN THE RAIN

GIRL MOST LIKELY

THE GANGS ALL HERE

COVER GIRL

THE BAND WAGON

THE PIRATE

ROYAL WEDDING

THE KING AND I

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West Side Story

The Wizard of Oz

The Sound of Music

The Harvey Girls

Oklahoma

South Pacific

Grease

An American in Paris

Till the Clouds Roll By

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In NO particular order:

  1. Singin’ In The Rain
  2. Kiss Me Kate
  3. Anchors Aweigh
  4. On The Town
  5. Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  6. The Wizard of Oz
  7. Meet Me in St. Louis
  8. Till The Clouds Roll By (LOVE Frank Sinatra singing Old Man River at the very end!)
  9. Silk Stockings (Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope and Stereophonic Sound)
  10. Thousands Cheer
  11. An American in Paris 
  12. Brigadoon
  13. The Music Man
  14. Summer Stock
  15. The Pirate
  16. In The Good Old Summertime 
  17. Robin and the Seven Hoods
  18. Annie Get Your Gun
  19. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 
  20. DuBarry Was A Lady
  21. My Fair Lady
  22. Mary Poppins
  23. The Sound Of Music 
  24. Three Little Words
  25. Annie (1982)
  26. Cover Girl
  27. The Band Wagon
  28. A Star is Born (1954)
  29. Royal Wedding 
  30. The Barkleys of Broadway 
  31. Words and Music
  32. Good News
  33. The Ziegfeld Follies 
  34. Easter Parade
  35. Guys and Dolls

I probably could list more, but I think 35 is enough 😁 🎩🎤🥂

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There's been quite a few popping up on my list lately, but overall

West Side Story

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Guys and Dolls

 

I love the colors, the dancing, and for the most part, the singing :) 

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