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 TV had verity shows, but the movie industry has weak plots and the songs seem out of date, for the times were changing, and the movie industry couldn’t keep up with the shows that you didn’t have to park your automobile, buy a ticket, nor over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 Gillisstarring Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick and Bob Fosse
The Band Wagon
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Calamity Janestarring Doris Day and Howard Keel
The Desert Song
The Farmer Takes a Wifestarring Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, John Carroll, Thelma Ritter and Eddie Foy, Jr.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
I Love Melvinstarring Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor
The Jazz Singer
Kiss Me Katestarring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore
Peter Pananimated feature
Singin’ in the Rainstarring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds
Small Town Girlstarring 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 Lovereleased July 15 starring Kathryn Grayson as Grace Moore.
The Stoogereleased February 4 starring Martin and Lewis.
Three Sailors and a Girlstarring Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae and Gene Nelson
Torch Songreleased October 23 starring Joan Crawford and Michael Wilding