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Critically acclaimed musical features

PostSun Apr 29, 2018 12:34 pm

For those who are interested, I have made a list of critically acclaimed musical features for easy reference.

1. The Broadway Melody
2. Chasing Rainbows
3. The Cat and the Fiddle
4. The Merry Widow
5. Rose-Marie
6. San Francisco
7. Maytime
8. The Firefly
9. The Girl of the Golden West
10. Sweethearts
11. Broadway Serenade
12. New Moon
13. Bitter Sweet
14. Smiling' Through
15. I Married an Angel
16. Cairo
17. Three Daring Daughters
18. The Sun Comes Up
19. The Great Ziegfeld
20. Born to Dance
21. Broadway Melody of 1938
22. Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
23. Everybody Sing
24. Listen, Darling
25. The Wizard of Oz
26. Babes in Arms
27. Strike Up the Band
28. Little Nellie Kelly
29. Ziegfeld Girl
30. Babes on Broadway
31. For Me and My Gal
32. Presenting Lily Mars
33. Girl Crazy
34. Meet Me in St. Louis
35. The Harvey Girls
36. Till the Clouds Roll By
37. The Pirate
38. Easter Parade
39. In the Good Old Summertime
40. Summer Stock
41. The Barkleys of Broadway
42. Royal Wedding
43. Annie Get Your Gun
44. Pagan Love Song

*4/30/18 Update: added 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, and Golddiggers films.

45. 42nd Street
46. Footlight Parade
47. Golddiggers (1933)
48. Golddiggers (1935)
49. Golddiggers (1937)

5/1/18 Update: added Gigi, Singing' in the Rain, Top Hat, Swing Time, My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, and Sound of Music

50. Gigi
51. Singing' in the Rain
52. Top Hat
53. Swing Time
54. My Fair Lady
55. An American in Paris
56. Sound of Music

5/2/18 Update: added Broadway Melody of 1940, King of Jazz, Sally, and Viennese Nights.

57. Broadway Melody of 1940
58. King of Jazz
59. Sally
60. Viennese Nights
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostSun Apr 29, 2018 12:56 pm

Ok. As someone who does not believe that lists serve any particularly useful purpose, I ask what are you trying to accomplish by compiling this list.

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PostSun Apr 29, 2018 12:59 pm

I also have to ask: why were all critically acclaimed musicals made by MGM?
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PostSun Apr 29, 2018 2:00 pm

Danny Burk wrote:I also have to ask: why were all critically acclaimed musicals made by MGM?



Especially since they weren't!
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PostSun Apr 29, 2018 2:08 pm

busby1959 wrote:Especially since they weren't!

Exactly.
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PostMon Apr 30, 2018 7:19 am

What, no Golden Dawn?
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostMon Apr 30, 2018 4:28 pm

So I assume none of the Warner Bros. musicals such as 42nd Street, The Golddiggers films (1933, 1935 and 1937), Footlight Parade nor any of the Fox musicals with Alice Faye and Betty Grable are considered "critically acclaimed"?
Huh?
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PostMon Apr 30, 2018 11:37 pm

smokey15 wrote:So I assume none of the Warner Bros. musicals such as 42nd Street, The Golddiggers films (1933, 1935 and 1937), Footlight Parade nor any of the Fox musicals with Alice Faye and Betty Grable are considered "critically acclaimed"?
Huh?


This is a surprise. I thought Warner Bros. was more of the “gangster studio”. I have added these Warner Bros. films to the list. Wasn’t Betty Grable one of Columbia’s stars, like its top star in the 1940s?
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostTue May 01, 2018 4:08 am

So the list of critics who acclaim these musicals consists of you?

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PostTue May 01, 2018 6:21 am

. Wasn’t Betty Grable one of Columbia’s stars, like its top star in the 1940s?[/quote]

Ask Ann Miller. Grable was always known as a Fox star in the '40s.

But that's the least of the problems with your list. I could add 50 that aren't on it. :D
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PostTue May 01, 2018 8:10 am

Man, tough crowd!

Listmaking is an interesting enterprise. At first you want to nail it all down, feel in control of the subject. In time you realize the joy is that there's always more. You'll never see it all.

Keep watching, and making your list, and watching more.
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PostTue May 01, 2018 8:24 am

Did you by mistake leave out Gigi?
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostTue May 01, 2018 8:54 am

"Singin' In The Rain"
"An American In Paris"
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PostTue May 01, 2018 9:04 am

"My Fair Lady"'s not on the list either! One of the most popular musicals of all time - and "Sound of Music" which is even more popular.....I think the list needs be revised?
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostTue May 01, 2018 12:18 pm

Top Hat
Swing Time
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostTue May 01, 2018 10:48 pm

westegg wrote:. But that's the least of the problems with your list. I could add 50 that aren't on it. :D


Feel free to share. :D
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostWed May 02, 2018 1:46 am

SALLY (1929)?
VIENNESE NIGHTS (1930)?
KING OF JAZZ (1930)? (and I've not yet seen the restored version!)
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PostWed May 02, 2018 8:45 am

ebaillargeon82 wrote:
*4/30/18 Update: added 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, and Golddiggers films.

51. 42nd Street
52. Footlight Parade
53. Golddiggers (1933)
54. Golddiggers (1938)
55. Golddiggers (1940)

5/1/18 Update: added Gigi, Singing' in the Rain, Top Hat, Swing Time, My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, and Sound of Music

56. Gigi
57. Singing' in the Rain
58. Top Hat
59. Swing Time
60. My Fair Lady
61. An American in Paris
62. Sound of Music


Gee. I've never seen Goldiggers of 1940.
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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostWed May 02, 2018 8:54 am

BixB wrote:
ebaillargeon82 wrote:
*4/30/18 Update: added 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, and Golddiggers films.

51. 42nd Street
52. Footlight Parade
53. Golddiggers (1933)
54. Golddiggers (1938)
55. Golddiggers (1940)

5/1/18 Update: added Gigi, Singing' in the Rain, Top Hat, Swing Time, My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, and Sound of Music

56. Gigi
57. Singing' in the Rain
58. Top Hat
59. Swing Time
60. My Fair Lady
61. An American in Paris
62. Sound of Music


Gee. I've never seen Goldiggers of 1940.


Well, you know how those critics get things wrong.

It's the one with Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. You probably know it as Broadway Melody of 1940

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PostWed May 02, 2018 9:49 am

There is also no "Golddiggers Of 1938". There is "Golddiggers of 1937" and "Golddiggers of Paris" made in 1938.
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PostWed May 02, 2018 5:57 pm

I especially like "The Gold Diggers' Big Broadcast of the Hit Parade of Broadway Melodies of 1937".

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Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

PostSat May 05, 2018 6:56 pm

"Athena" deserves to be on this list for simply being so weird.

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