Musical Films Of 1951
The only reason why I do a post of movies, is for the music (and I might have an album of a particular film), so that’s why I’m doing Musical Films Of 1951. however the 1950’s movies aren’t like the 1940’s. It’s for, the TV Shows. People stayed home and something which is free entertainment, then to go out and buy a ticket, popcorn, soda, and a parking lot. Besides, with everything, people tend to get bored of the same thing. Hollywood studios had competition, again. first with Radio Shows, the movie industry put sound in their movies, and won that battle, as well as having contracts with actors for several years and in their contracts, they couldn’t go on broadcast, which means Radio and TV. However, it didn’t stop Radio Shows and new talent. Once you look at this list, you’ll only notice one film, but the rest has disappeared, which is another reason why. the stories that they used, were either rehash from years ago, or just boring.
Walt Disney knew what to get people to come and see his films, while the studios, just filled the screen with their actors, so that’s why you don’t see them. I’m not dugding all the movies back then, because I’m sure they might be one I like, I’m only doing musicals because that’s what my website is about.
- • Alice In Wonderland(original Disney animated film)
- An American In Paris starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary and Nina Foch
- Call Me Mister starring Betty Grableand Dan Dailey
- Excuse My Dust starring Red Skelton, Monica Lewis, Sally Forrest, Macdonald Carey and William Demarest. Dirested by Roy Rowland.
- The Great Caruso starring Mario Lanza
- Here Comes The Groom released September 20 starring Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman.
- The Lemon Drop Kid starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell.
- Lullaby Of Broadway starring Doris Day and Gene Nelson
- Mr. Imperium starring Lana Turnerand Ezio Pinza
- On Moonlight Baystarring Doris Dayand Gordon MacRae
- On the Riviera starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney and Corinne Calvet
- Purple Heart Diary starring Frances Langford, Judd Holdren, Ben Lessy and Tony Romano. Directed by Richard Quine.
- Rich, Young and Pretty starring Jane Powell, Danielle Darrieux, Wendell Corey, Vic Damone and Una Merkel
- Royal Wedding starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell
- Show Boat(directed by George Sidney based on the stage musical
- The Strip starring Mickey Rooney and featuring Louis Armstrong
- Two Tickets to Broadway released November 20 starring Janet Leigh, Tony Martin, Gloria DeHaven, Ann Miller and Bob Crosby.