Musical Films Of 1953 were getting scares, even though they had movie stars, color (but no real story to care about), it couldn’t compete with TV. TV was Black and White, only Radio programs turn to TV shows, and up and coming actors, but that was free, and in your home. TV had verity shows, but the movie industry has weak plots and the songs seem out of date, for the times were changing, and the movie industry couldn’t keep up with the shows that you didn’t have to park your automobile, buy a ticket, nor over priced snacks. Teenagers might go and see a movie, at a drive in, to make out, but the grown ups stayed at home. It wasn’t the same, and I only highlighted the ones that I can watch without sleeping through them. I’m hoping next year will be better.
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis starring Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick and Bob Fosse
The Band Wagon
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Calamity Jane starring Doris Day and Howard Keel
The Desert Song
The Farmer Takes a Wife starring Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, John Carroll, Thelma Ritter and Eddie Foy, Jr.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
I Love Melvin starring Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor
The Jazz Singer
Kiss Me Kate starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore
Peter Pan animated feature
Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds
Small Town Girl starring Jane Powell, Ann Miller, Farley Granger, S. Z. Sakall, Bobby Van, Billie Burke, Fay Wray and featuring Nat “King” Cole. Directed by László Kardos.
So This Is Love released July 15 starring Kathryn Grayson as Grace Moore.
The Stooge released February 4 starring Martin and Lewis.
Three Sailors and a Girl starring Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae and Gene Nelson
Torch Song released October 23 starring Joan Crawford and Michael Wilding