Musical Movie 1920's

by DanCasingena | created - 11 Oct 2017 | updated - 11 Oct 2017 | Public

All Movie Musical From The 1920's Except 1 ( Song Of Love )

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1. A Musical Monologue (1923)

Short, Musical

Phil Baker appears in short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process, and premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on 15 April 1923.

Director: Lee De Forest | Star: Phil Baker

A Musical Monologue is a 1923 American short film produced by Lee De Forest in his Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film features Phil Baker, well-known vaudevillian, singing and playing the accordion.

This film was one of the films DeForest showed on 12 April 1923 to an audience of electrical engineers at the Engineering Society Building's Auditorium at 33 West 39th Street in New York City. The film premiered with 17 other short Phonofilms on 15 April 1923 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.

2. A Plantation Act (1926)

10 min | Short, Music

Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson sings three of his hit songs. For the complete list, follow the soundtrack link.

Director: Philip Roscoe | Star: Al Jolson

Votes: 207

A Plantation Act (1926) is an early Vitaphone sound-on-disc short film starring Al Jolson, the first film that Jolson starred in. On a film set with a plantation background, Jolson in blackface sings three of his hit songs: "April Showers", "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody", and "When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)". The film presents him as if in a live stage performance, complete with three curtain calls at the finish. Its premiere took place on October 7, 1926, at the Colony Theatre, New York, where it concluded a program of short subjects that accompanied Warner Brothers' second feature-length Vitaphone film The Better 'Ole. The "Intermission" card which appears at its end derives from that use. Critics praised A Plantation Act as the hit of the show.

3. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,701 | Gross: $7.63M

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. As the first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score, but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of sound films and the decline of the silent film era. Directed by Alan Crosland and produced by Warner Bros. with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, the film, featuring six songs performed by Al Jolson, is based on a play of the same name by Samson Raphaelson, adapted from one of his short stories, "The Day of Atonement".

4. My Man (1928)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A mailman, lives a normal everyday life, until one day, something unexpected happens, and everything he knew changes.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Fanny Brice, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Edna Murphy, Andrés de Segurola

Votes: 10

My Man (1928) is a black and white part-talkie American comedy-drama musical film from Warner Bros. starring Fannie Brice and featuring Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. It was Fannie Brice's feature film debut at the age of 37. She was a star in the Ziegfeld Follies before she started acting in motion pictures. At the time this movie was made there were still some silent movies in production and being released. It would not be until 1929 that talking movies would completely take over, but Warner Bros. had completely stopped making silent movies and switched to sound pictures by the end of that year, either part talking or full talking. Warners would also start making movies in color as well as sound movies.

5. The Singing Fool (1928)

105 min | Musical, Drama

A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn, Arthur Housman

Votes: 202 | Gross: $10.90M

The Singing Fool is a 1928 musical drama Part-Talkie motion picture which was released by Warner Bros. The film stars Al Jolson and is a follow-up to his previous film, The Jazz Singer. It is credited with helping to cement the popularity of both sound and the musical genre.

6. Lucky Boy (1929)

77 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A young Jewish man works in his father's jewelry business, but he doesn't like it at all--he wants to be an entertainer, something he knows that his father would never approve of. He comes ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Taurog, Charles C. Wilson | Stars: George Jessel, Gwen Lee, Richard Tucker, Gayne Whitman

Votes: 70

Lucky Boy is a 1928 American musical drama film starring George Jessel.The film was mainly a silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects, as well as some talking sequences.

7. Applause (1929)

80 min | Drama, Musical

A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron

Votes: 1,253

Applause is a 1929 black-and-white backstage musical talkie, shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Astoria, New York, during the early years of sound films. The film is notable as one of the few films of its time to break free from the restrictions of bulky sound technology equipment in order to shoot on location around Manhattan.

The Battle of Paris (a.k.a. The Gay Lady) is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film.Gertrude Lawrence plays a singer in Paris during World War I. After stealing from Tony (Walter Petrie), an American artist, the two fall in love.

9. Broadway (1929)

104 min | Crime, Musical

A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Merna Kennedy, Thomas E. Jackson

Votes: 339

Broadway is a 1929 film directed by Paul Fejos from the play of the same name by George Abbott and Philip Dunning. It stars Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Paul Porcasi, Robert Ellis, Merna Kennedy and Thomas E. Jackson.[1]

This was Universal's first talking picture with Technicolor sequences. The film was released by the Criterion Collection on Blu-ray and DVD with Paul Fejo's Lonesome on August 2012.

10. Broadway Babies (1929)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Musical

A Chorus girl who is in love with her stage manager is led to believe that he is in love with another young woman, so, she agrees to marry a bootlegger instead.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Marion Byron, Sally Eilers, Charles Delaney

Votes: 119

Broadway Babies, aka Broadway Daddies (UK) and Ragazze d'America (Italy), is a 1929 all-talking Pre-Code black and white American musical film produced and distributed by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers. The film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starred Alice White and Charles Delaney. This was White's first sound film with dialogue.

11. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 6,218 | Gross: $6.12M

The Broadway Melody, also known as The Broadway Melody of 1929, is an American pre-Code musical film and the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was one of the first musicals to feature a Technicolor sequence, which sparked the trend of color being used in a flurry of musicals that would hit the screens in 1929–1930. Today the Technicolor sequence is lost; only a black and white copy survives in available versions. The film was the first musical released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was Hollywood's first all-talking musical.

12. Broadway Scandals (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When the road-show that Ted Howard, a singer, and Mary, a chorus-dancer, goes broke and the company is stranded in the sticks, Ted Uses his own savings to get them all back to New York. Ted... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Jack Egan, Carmel Myers, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 7

Broadway Scandals is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film,Photoplay Magazine was unenthusiastic in its review of Broadway Scandals: "If this picture appeared six months ago, it would have looked better, for it is a late entrant in the line of love stories back of the theater curtain." Egan and Myers did well in their roles, while "Sally O'Neil tries hard.

Close Harmony (1929) is an American Pre-Code comedy-drama musical film released by Paramount Pictures.A musically talented young woman named Marjorie who is part of a stage show, meets a warehouse clerk named Al West who has put together an unusual jazz band. She becomes interested in him and his work and so manages to use her influence to get him into the program for one of the shows at her theatre company.

14. The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Musical

Two Marines are sent to South Sea island where they fight over a local island girl.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Lili Damita, Lelia Karnelly

Votes: 52 | Gross: $0.51M

The Cock-Eyed World is a 1929 American pre-Code musical comedy feature film. One of the earliest "talkies", it was a sequel to What Price Glory? (1926), it was directed and written by Raoul Walsh and based on the Flagg and Quirt story by Maxwell Anderson, Tom Barry, Wilson Mizner and Laurence Stallings. Fox Film Corporation released the film at the Roxy in New York on August 3, 1929.

The film stars Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe, reprising their original roles, as well as Lili Damita. The picture was also released in a silent version on October 5, 1929.

15. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,815

The Cocoanuts is a 1929 musical comedy film starring the Marx Brothers. Produced for Paramount Pictures by Walter Wanger, who is not credited, the film stars the four Marx Brothers, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, and Margaret Dumont. It was the first sound film to credit more than one director (Robert Florey and Joseph Santley), and was adapted to the screen by Morrie Ryskind from the George S. Kaufman Broadway musical play. Five of the film's tunes were composed by Irving Berlin, including "When My Dreams Come True", sung by Oscar Shaw and Mary Eaton.

16. Dance Hall (1929)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A dance trophy winning young couple is temporarily split up when a playboy aviator leads the girl to believe he's in love with her.

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Olive Borden, Arthur Lake, Ralph Emerson, Margaret Seddon

Votes: 85

Dance Hall was an American Pre-Code musical film directed by Melville Brown and written by Jane Murfin and J. Walter Ruben, based on the short story of the same name by Vina Delmar.[4][5] It was RKO's second to last release of the decade, and was a critical and financial flop.

17. The Dance of Life (1929)

115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts and in order to save money on the road, they get married.

Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Hal Skelly, Nancy Carroll, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Theodore

Votes: 258

The Dance of Life (1929) is the first of three film adaptations of the popular Broadway play Burlesque, the others being Swing High, Swing Low (1937) and When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948).

The Dance of Life was shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens, and included Technicolor sequences, directed by John Cromwell and A. Edward Sutherland.

In 1957, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.

18. The Desert Song (1929)

123 min | Musical

The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 77

The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy. It was photographed partly in two-color Technicolor, the first film released by Warner Bros. to be in color. Although some of the songs from the show have been omitted, the film is otherwise virtually a duplicate of the stage production and extremely faithful to it. It was based on the hit musical play with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel

The stage musical opened at the Casino Theatre on Broadway on November 30, 1926 and ran for a very successful 465 performances. Based on the success of this film, Warner Bros. quickly cast John Boles in an all color musical feature called Song of the West which was completed by June 1929 but had its release delayed until March 1930.

19. Devil-May-Care (1929)

TV-G | 97 min | Musical, Romance

A Bonapartist falls for a Royalist.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Marion Harris, John Miljan

Votes: 104

Devil-May-Care is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film with a Technicolor sequence of the Albertina Rasch Dancers, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on 27 December 1929. The film was Ramon Novarro's talkie debut

The film is known by a variety of other names, including Battle of the Ladies (USA - working title), Der Leutnant des Kaisers (Austria), Der jüngste Leutnant (Germany), Il tenente di Napoleone (Italy) and O lohagos tis aftokratorikis frouras (Greece).

20. The Forward Pass (1929)

78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Marty Reid, the star quarterback at Sanford College, is constantly singled out by the opposition for punishment, and he swears to his pal, Honey Smith, and to Coach Wilson that he will quit... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Marion Byron

Votes: 53

The Forward Pass is a 1929 American Pre-Code football drama musical film directed by Edward F. Cline, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Loretta Young. John Wayne was an uncredited extra in the film. The film is believed to be lost.

21. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Lila Beaumont is an understudy in a Broadway musical. Her boyfriend, George Shelby, arrives in New York hoping to take Lila back home with him to marry. George buys a majority interest in ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: John Breeden, Lola Lane, DeWitt Jennings, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 9

Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, also known as Movietone Follies of 1929 and The William Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, was a black-and-white and color American musical film released by Fox Film Corporation

22. Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 606

Glorifying the American Girl is a 1929 American Pre-Code, musical comedy film produced by Florenz Ziegfeld that highlights Ziegfeld Follies performers. The last third of the film (which was filmed in early Technicolor) is basically a Follies production, with cameo appearances by Rudy Vallee, Helen Morgan, and Eddie Cantor.

Rex Beach was paid $35,000 for the original story.

23. Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

Three Broadway chorus girls seek rich husbands.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington

Votes: 138 | Gross: $5.54M

Gold Diggers of Broadway is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Winnie Lightner and Nick Lucas. Distributed by Warner Bros., the film is the second two-color Technicolor all-talking feature-length movie (after On With the Show, also released that year by Warner Bros).

Gold Diggers of Broadway was also the third movie released by Warner Bros. to be shot in color; the first was a black-and-white, part-color musical, The Desert Song (1929). Gold Diggers of Broadway became a box office sensation, making Winnie Lightner a worldwide star and boosting guitarist crooner Nick Lucas to further fame as he sang two songs that became 20th-century standards: "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine."

24. Footlights and Fools (1929)

78 min | Drama, Musical

A musical comedy star named Fifi D'Auray is famed for her Gallic charm, though she is really one Betty Murphy. She won't marry her fiance, Jimmy, until he stops gambling and gets honest ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, Raymond Hackett, Fredric March, Virginia Lee Corbin

Votes: 8

Footlights and Fools is a 1929 American sound film directed by William A. Seiter that was billed by Warner Brothers as an all-talking musical film and released in Vitaphone with Technicolor sequences.

25. The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

Directors: James Cruze, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane

Votes: 681

The Great Gabbo (1929) is an American Pre-Code early sound film musical drama film directed by James Cruze, based on a story ("The Rival Dummy") by Ben Hecht and starring Erich von Stroheim and Betty Compson.

As originally released by Sono Art-World Wide Pictures, the film featured sequences in Multicolor. The current prints, restored by the Library of Congress and released by Kino International on DVD, now exist only in black and white.

26. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

A sharecropper decides to become a preacher after falling for a vamp from the city.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,502

Hallelujah! is a 1929 American Pre-Code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical directed by King Vidor, and starring Daniel L. Haynes and Nina Mae McKinney.

Filmed in Tennessee and Arkansas and chronicling the troubled quest of a sharecropper, Zeke Johnson (Haynes), and his relationship with the seductive Chick (McKinney), Hallelujah was one of the first all-black films by a major studio. It was intended for a general audience and was considered so risky a venture by MGM that they required King Vidor to invest his own salary in the production. Vidor expressed an interest in "showing the Southern Negro as he is" and attempted to present a relatively non-stereotyped view of African-American life.

27. Happy Days (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Musical

Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 121

Happy Days is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film, notable for being the first feature film shown entirely in widescreen anywhere in the world, filmed in the Fox Grandeur 70 mm process. French director Abel Gance's Napoléon (1927) had a final widescreen segment in what Gance called Polyvision. In 1927, Paramount released Old Ironsides with two sequences in a widescreen process called "Magnascope". In 1928, MGM released Trail of '98 in a widescreen process called "Fanthom Screen"

28. Hearts in Dixie (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical

Nappus, an elderly farmer, resents the fact that his daughter Chloe is married to a lazy layabout named Gummy, who allows Chloe to do all the house and farm work he himself should be doing.... See full summary »

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Stepin Fetchit, Clarence Muse, Eugene Jackson, Dorothy Morrison

Votes: 14

Hearts in Dixie (1929) starring Stepin Fetchit was one of the first all-"talkie", big-studio production to boast a predominantly African-American cast. A musical, the film celebrates African-American music and dance. It was released by Fox Film Corporation just months before the release of Hallelujah!, another all-black musical by competitor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The director of Hearts in Dixie was Paul Sloane. Walter Weems wrote the screenplay, and William Fox was producer.

29. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

Passed | 130 min | Musical

An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Christy Cabanne, Norman Houston | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Votes: 1,809

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 is an American Pre-Code musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was the studio's second feature-length musical, and one of their earliest sound films. Produced by Harry Rapf and Irving Thalberg and directed by Charles Reisner, it features nearly all of MGM's stars in a two-hour revue that includes three segments in Technicolor. The masters of ceremonies are Conrad Nagel and Jack Benny.

30. Honky Tonk (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Nightclub hostess Sophie Leonard educates her daughter Beth abroad and keeps her life secret for her. But suddenly the daughter shows up.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Sophie Tucker, Lila Lee, Audrey Ferris, Tom Keene

Votes: 8

Hot for Paris is a 1929 American pre-Code black-and-white romantic adventure musical film. This film is believed to be lost. The film is also known as Fifì dimmi di sì in Italy and Un marido afortunado in Spain. The film length (metres) is 1710.84 m in the silent version and 2002.54 m (7 reels) in the sound version.

32. Innocents of Paris (1929)

78 min | Musical, Romance

Maurice, a humble Parisian junk dealer who sells some of his wares at the Flea market, saves a boy from drowning. The boy's aunt Louise is grateful and wins Maurice's affections, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Sylvia Beecher, Russell Simpson, George Fawcett

Votes: 26

Innocents of Paris is a 1929 black and white American musical film. Directed by Richard Wallace and is based on the play Flea Market, the film was the first musical production by Paramount Pictures.

33. Is Everybody Happy? (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

This is the story of Ted Lewis, popular band leader and clarinettist.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Ted Lewis, Alice Day, Ann Pennington, Lawrence Grant

Is Everybody Happy? (1929) is an American Pre-Code musical film starring Ted Lewis, Alice Day, Lawrence Grant, Ann Pennington, and Julia Swayne Gordon, directed by Archie Mayo, and released by Warner Bros. The music for the film was written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke, except for "St. Louis Blues" by W. C. Handy and "Tiger Rag". The film's title comes from Lewis's catchphrase "Is everybody happy?"

The film's soundtrack exists on Vitaphone discs preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, but the film itself is considered a lost film, according to the Vitaphone Project website. A five-minute clip from the film can be found on YouTube.

34. It's a Great Life (1929)

93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store and each year the store puts on a show. As expected, things are going wrong with every act until Casey comes out to help Babe with ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Rosetta Duncan, Vivian Duncan, Lawrence Gray, Jed Prouty

Votes: 269

It's a Great Life is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Sam Wood and written by Al Boasberg and Willard Mack. The film stars Rosetta Duncan, Vivian Duncan, Lawrence Gray, Jed Prouty and Benny Rubin. The film was released on December 6, 1929, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Jailhouse Blues (1929) is a motion picture released by Columbia Pictures. This musical short film features Mamie Smith, who was a top star in Black Vaudeville and a recording artist with Okeh Records, although by the time Jailhouse Blues was made her contract with Okeh had ended.

36. Little Johnny Jones (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Cohan comedy about a jockey.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward Buzzell, Alice Day, Edna Murphy, Robert Edeson

Votes: 6

Little Johnny Jones is a 1929 black-and-white musical film released in the United States adapted from the musical play of the same name. The film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and main character Johnny Jones was played by Edward Buzzell. The film is best known for its two Broadway classic songs from the play, "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy".

37. The Love Parade (1929)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth

Votes: 1,884

Michael O'More, an American who lives in Ireland with his uncle, a horsetrainer for the Earl of Balkerry, loves Lady Mary Cardigan, granddaughter of the Earl. He finds a rival in Capt. Brian Fitzroy, a rake who intends to buy the impoverished earl's castle and marry Lady Mary. After nearly killing Fitzroy in a brawl over Lady Mary, Michael flees to the United States. There he becomes financially secure when department store magnate Abe Feinberg offers him a job. Feinberg commissions Michael to establish a linen mill on the earl's estate. He and Mary, who is in the United States evading Fitzroy, return to Ireland and marry.

39. Marianne (I) (1929)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

During World War I, a young French woman struggles to choose between two suitors: a blind soldier to whom she is engaged and an American serviceman.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, George Baxter, Lawrence Gray, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 1,147

Marianne is a 1929 pre-Code romantic musical drama about a French farm girl who, despite already having a French fiancé, falls in love with an American soldier during World War I. It is a remake of a silent film that was made and released earlier in 1929. Although the films feature mostly different casts, Marion Davies starred in both versions. This was Davies' first released talking movie.

Married in Hollywood (1929) is an American musical film. The only footage known to survive is the final reel, filmed in Multicolor, held by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

41. Melody Lane (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Musical

A songwriter leaves his chorus girl sweetheart to join the US Army in WWI. In France he falls in love with French singer Madelon. He is crippled in action. Back in the States, his girl ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Eddie Leonard, Josephine Dunn, Huntley Gordon, George E. Stone

Memory Lane is a lost 1929 black and white American musical film. It is an adaption to the play The Understander, written by Jo Swerling

42. Melody of the Heart (1929)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A young maid from the country looses her job as maid in k.u.k. Budapest, when she stays out too long with her beau, a soldier, who's saving money to buy a horse to open a transport company.... See full summary »

Director: Hanns Schwarz | Stars: Dita Parlo, Willy Fritsch, Gerö Mály, Marcsa Simon

Votes: 15

Melody of the Heart (German: Melodie des Herzens) is a 1929 German musical film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Dita Parlo, Willy Fritsch and Gerő Mály.

The film was the first sound film produced by the German major studio Universum Film AG and was credited with establishing the popularity of the operetta film. It was shot in Hungary. Initially the film was intended to be silent, but halfway through production its producer Erich Pommer was ordered by his superiors to convert it into a sound film. The film premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin on 16 December 1929.It was released in four different languages, German, English, French and Hungarian. Such multiple-language versions, which had been pioneered by British International Pictures, were popular in Europe until dubbing became more widespread.

43. Mother's Boy (1929)

82 min | Drama, Musical

Young Irish lad Tommy O'Day lives in a poor section of New York's Lower East Side, and is blessed with a beautiful singing voice. After an argument with his father, who accuses him of ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Barker | Stars: Morton Downey, Beryl Mercer, John T. Doyle, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 7

Mother's Boy is a 1929 American black-and-white musical film.

44. On with the Show! (1929)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance

A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 256

On with the Show! is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film released by Warner Bros. Filmed in Two-strip Technicolor, the film is noted as the first all-talking, all-color feature length movie, and the second color movie released by Warner Bros.; the first was a partly color, black-and-white musical, The Desert Song (1929)

45. The Painted Angel (1929)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance

The story of Mamie Hudler aka Rodeo West (Billie Dove) from her days as a New Orleans singer to a California western movie cowgirl star to the queen of the New York City nightclubs and ... See full summary »

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Billie Dove, Edmund Lowe, George MacFarlane, Cissy Fitzgerald

The Painted Angel (also known as The Broadway Hostess) is a 1929 black and white American film. The storyline is based on a story by Fannie Hurst, "Give This Little Girl a Hand" The film is known as La favorita di Broadway in Italy. The tagline was: Do you want to know the Truth about NIGHT CLUB HOSTESSES?

This film is believed lost. The UCLA Film and Television Archive only hold seven of the original eight sound discs for the film: Vitaphone production reels #3629-3635 and 3643. In a separately filmed trailer, Billie Dove talks to the audience about the picture. In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930s, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. The film reel was 1972 m (7 reels) in length.

46. Paris (1929)

Passed | 97 min | Musical, Romance