Hedwig and the Angry Inch The first genuine musical, fully integrating singing and dancing into a 'backstage musical' plot was also MGM's first full-length musical, The Broadway Melody Every studio in the late 20s produced lavish, star-studded musicals of the "all-talking, all singing, and all dancing" variety that contained smorgasbord lineups of specialty or vaudeville acts, comedy sketches, musical numbers, short dramas, and other production numbers some of which had color sequences. With Chita, this was right before West Side Story. And it was the first all-black feature film in the sound era with a soundtrack composed of various spirituals and traditional songs, such as "Swing Low, Swing Chariot" and "Swanee River. This love story for the ages tells the tale of Romeo and Juliet, but this time the couple is caught between to rival gangs: the Jets and the Sharks. Pretty red-headed Paramount star Nancy Carroll appeared in the part-talkie comedy Abie's Irish Rose - making her the first Hollywood actress to sing and dance on a sound stage, and also in the early sound musicals Sweetie and Honeyamong others. Broadway stars were called in to become musical film stars. Busby Berkeley, a "backyard musical". You won't find any overproduction or jazz hands in this sparse film, but the musical arrangements from Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova are gorgeous, and worth listening to in surround-sound.
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An American in Paris (). Choreographer: Gene Kelly. West Side Story ().
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Yet another umbrella-heavy song-and-dance musical, this bittersweet French film follows a young Catherine Deneuve, who works at a boutique selling umbrellas. The plot follows a young future bride who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, with the hope of finding out which one is her father.
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In the film, they felt like it was weird for Action to take control of the gang once Riff died because Action seemed like too much of a hothead, so this character is called Ice. One of the earliest films with a famous dance sequence was The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypsenoted for Latin lover Rudolph Valentino's sensuous tango performed in a smoky cantina while dressed in an Argentine gaucho costume. My Fair Lady
The Band Wagon (). Choreographer: Michael Kidd.
Cabaret Several unlucky customers who fell victim to his blade.
Cinderella Adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, this movie tells the iconic story of a father who tries to keep his five daughters in line with Jewish cultural traditions.
Bythe silent movie had practically disappeared, and by the mids, film industry studios had become sound-film factories. Of the nine staged musical numbers, other songs included the title song "Love Me Tonight" with the song ending with the duo in split-screen - appearing as if they were in the same bed, the lilting Rodgers and Hart tune "Lover" sung by MacDonald in her carriage to her horseand Chevalier's trademark impertinent serenade song to MacDonald titled "Mimi" "You know I'd like to have a little son of a Mimi by and by!
These guys had a few weeks to rehearse just this number.