Top Classic Movie Musicals movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Mary Poppins on DVD Mary Poppins
Synopsis
Julie Andrews made her screen debut and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the "practically perfect" nanny who revolutionizes the prim and proper Banks family in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Disney classic.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Doctrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn
Director
Director
Robert Stevenson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids' Music, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Book Characters, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent The Sound of Music on DVD The Sound of Music
Synopsis
In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them -- and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian locations to transform the popular stage musical into a cinema classic in which the hills truly seemed to come alive.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies-Urich, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Show Tunes
Rent The Wizard of Oz on DVD The Wizard of Oz
Synopsis
There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys and different-colored horses. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton).
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Book Characters, Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Singin' in the Rain on DVD Singin' in the Rain
Synopsis
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno
Director
Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent My Fair Lady: Special Edition on DVD My Fair Lady: Special Edition
Synopsis
In this classic cinematic version of the Broadway smash, Audrey Hepburn is at her most radiant as Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl transformed into a poised duchess by Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison, reprising his Broadway role). The restored and remastered special edition includes an audio commentary with crew members and Doolittle's singing voice, Marni Nixon. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland, Alan Napier, Marni Nixon
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
Rent Fiddler on the Roof on DVD Fiddler on the Roof
Synopsis
Director Norman Jewison chronicles the trials of Jewish peasant Tevye, the humble father of three strong-willed daughters and husband to oft-objecting wife Golde in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Cast
Cast
Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Michael Glaser, Ray Lovelock
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Judaica, Musicals, Period Pieces
Rent Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on DVD Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Synopsis
Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka ignites a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary.
Cast
Cast
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Ursula Reit, Diana Sowle, Aubrey Woods, David Battley, Peter Stuart, Marcus Powell
Director
Director
Mel Stuart
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent West Side Story on DVD West Side Story
Synopsis
Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente
Director
Director
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Tearjerkers, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent The Producers on DVD The Producers
Synopsis
Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett, Andréas Voutsinas, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, David Patch
Director
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals
Rent Funny Face on DVD Funny Face
Synopsis
Fred Astaire's inimitable dancing feet come full circle in George and Ira Gershwin's airy 1957 musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris, co-starring a luminous Audrey Hepburn as a newly discovered fashion model.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson, Sue England, Ruta Lee, Alex Gerry, Iphigenie Castiglioni
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on DVD Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Synopsis
Dick Van Dyke stars as quirky inventor Caractacus Potts, whose magical flying car transports his family and lovely lady friend to Vulgaria, a kingdom strangely devoid of children, ruled by the evil Baron Bomburst.
Cast
Cast
Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, Barbara Windsor, Davy Kaye, Alexander Dore, Bernard Spear, Stanley Unwin
Director
Director
Ken Hughes
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Movie Musicals, Book Characters, Musicals, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10, Ages 5-7, United Kingdom
Rent Funny Girl on DVD Funny Girl
Synopsis
Director William Wyler's classic musical tells the story of legendary Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand, in an Oscar-winning role), an unconventional beauty who grew up in the Jewish slums of New York dreaming of stardom. When Brice finally becomes the toast of Broadway, the resentful reaction of her husband (Omar Sharif) threatens to destroy their marriage. The film received eight Oscar nominations. Note: This version includes musical interludes.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, Mae Questel, Gerald Mohr, Frank Faylen, Lloyd Gough, Lester Mack, Tommy Rall, John Warburton, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Music Man on DVD The Music Man
Synopsis
It doesn't get any better than this slice of Midwestern Americana: Charming con man Harold Hill (Robert Preston) wants to steal River City citizens' money with a "boys' band" scam, but finds it hard to skip town when lovely librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) steals his heart. Composer Meredith Willson's valentine to his own hometown packs great songs and wonderful performances from, among others, Buddy Hackett and a young Ron Howard.
Cast
Cast
Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermoine Gingold, Pert Kelton, Ron Howard, Paul Ford, Mary Wickes, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
Morton DaCosta
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals
Rent The King and I on DVD The King and I
Synopsis
This musical masterpiece tells the true story of Englishwoman Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as a teacher to the royal court in the 1860s and finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Yul Brynner). Brynner's Academy Award-winning performance and the unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, including the songs "Hello, Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance?" and "Getting to Know You," give this film its enduring charm.
Cast
Cast
Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson
Director
Director
Walter Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Musicals, Show Tunes, Must-See Musicals
Rent Cabaret on DVD Cabaret
Synopsis
A British scribe (Michael York) and his comrades -- including a flamboyant American nightclub entertainer named Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) -- chronicle the debauchery and turbulence of prewar Berlin in director Bob Fosse's big-screen adaptation of a musical classic. Existing in a morally ambiguous void, the characters doggedly maintain their facades as the world outside the cabaret gears for war.
Cast
Cast
Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Helen Vita, Sigrid von Richthofen, Gerd Vespermann
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent White Christmas on DVD White Christmas
Synopsis
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies turned entertainers who fall for two sisters. The boys follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, and he's in danger of losing the place.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, John Brascia, Anne Whitfield, George Chakiris
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Christmas, Winter Holidays, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent An American in Paris on DVD An American in Paris
Synopsis
Once a struggling painter, opportunistic American artist Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) now lives in the City of Light, enjoying the patronage of a well-heeled, amorous American gallery owner (Nina Foch) -- and swiftly falling for a willowy French street urchin (Leslie Caron). Trouble is, the object of Mulligan's affection also happens to be engaged to a famous French singer (Georges Guétary). This tour de force movie musical nabbed seven Oscars.
Cast
Cast
Leslie Caron, Nina Foch, Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on DVD Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Synopsis
Set on a ranch in the Oregon Territory, this rousing musical tells the story of Adam (Howard Keel) and his six unruly brothers. Adam marries Milly (Jane Powell), who's appalled by the motley crew and takes it upon herself to tame them. Longing to become husbands like their brother, the boys go into town and kidnap six lovely women for themselves. Not without chaos and uproar, the boys and their wives eventually find happiness.
Cast
Cast
Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Jane Powell, Marc Platt, Howard Petrie, Matt Mattox, Julie Newmar, Jacques d'Amboise, Nancy Kilgas, Betty Carr, Virginia Gibson, Ian Wolfe
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series on DVD A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series
Synopsis
The Beatles's first movie -- a groundbreaking comedy often considered director Richard Lester's best film -- chronicles a "typical" day in their lives, filled with frenzied fans, crazy relatives and a soundtrack of familiar songs. The film defined the Beatles' impish appeal, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are surprisingly assured on-screen. Songs include "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "I Should Have Known Better."
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler, Richard Vernon
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Must-See Musicals
Rent Holiday Inn on DVD Holiday Inn
Synopsis
Bing Crosby croons to the tune of the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" in Irving Berlin's love triangle romantic comedy. Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, Jim Hardy (Crosby) retires to the countryside to become a farmer. He converts the farm into the Holiday Inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal (Fred Astaire) for a singer-dancer's (Marjorie Reynolds) affection.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, James Bell, Marek Windheim, Shelby Bacon
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Christmas, Easter, Winter Holidays
Rent Gigi on DVD Gigi
Synopsis
Leslie Caron stars as Gigi, an avant-garde French waif being groomed as the <i>fille de joie</i> of affluent and handsome Gaston (Louis Jourdan). Soon Gigi metamorphoses into a stunning beauty, and the head-over-heels Gaston asks for her hand. But Gigi's courtesan grandmother is aghast: No one in the family has ever considered something as plebeian as matrimony! This 1958 gem won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (Vincente Minnelli).
Cast
Cast
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Edwin Jerome, Corinne Marchand
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Meet Me in St. Louis on DVD Meet Me in St. Louis
Synopsis
Judy Garland stars as Esther Smith, who just can't ignore the boy next door (Tom Drake), in director Vincente Minnelli's musical masterpiece about the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit family living in St. Louis on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. Memorable characters and charming songs, which include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," make this one of the greatest American musicals ever filmed.
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport, June Lockhart
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics
Rent Oliver! on DVD Oliver!
Synopsis
Director Carol Reed's lively musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale stars Mark Lester as the titular orphan who escapes the workhouse and is taken under the wing of wily pickpocket Fagin (Ron Moody).
Cast
Cast
Oliver Reed, Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis, Jack Wild
Director
Director
Carol Reed
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Family Classics, Must-See Musicals, Musicals, Dramas Based on the Book, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent High Society on DVD High Society
Synopsis
In this Cole Porter reworking of The Philadelphia Story, a jazz musician tries to win back his socialite ex-wife -- who's engaged to a respectable but bland gentleman -- while two gossip-rag reporters gum up the works.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Guys and Dolls on DVD Guys and Dolls
Synopsis
A singing Marlon Brando stars as Sky Masterson opposite Frank Sinatra in this musical take on Damon Runyon's Manhattan short stories. One of the richest scores to spring from Broadway to Hollywood includes such classic songs as "Luck Be a Lady."
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith
Director
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Thoroughly Modern Millie on DVD Thoroughly Modern Millie
Synopsis
Julie Andrews (hot off her triumph in The Sound of Music) stars as Millie Dillmount -- a small-town girl who comes to New York during the "roaring twenties" in search of a secretarial job and an unattached boss. Before you can say "23 skidoo," Millie befriends fellow single girl Mary Tyler Moore and comes across a white slavery plot run by a hysterically funny Beatrice Lillie. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen contributed to the tuneful score.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Soo, Pat Morita, Philip Ahn, Anthony Dexter, Cavada Humphrey
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Comedies, Screwball, Spoofs and Satire, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Jesus Christ Superstar on DVD Jesus Christ Superstar
Synopsis
The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice Broadway collaboration gets the Hollywood treatment from director Norman Jewison with a format inspired by Shakespeare's "Henry V." In this version, a traveling troupe performs the rock opera in the Israeli desert. Texas rocker Ted Neeley stars as Jesus with Carl Anderson as Judas. Webber, Andre Prev&#237;n and Herb Spencer shared an Oscar nomination for Best Score Adaptation.
Cast
Cast
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel, Kurt Yaghjian, Paul Thomas, Robert LuPone
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Hello, Dolly! on DVD Hello, Dolly!
Synopsis
Composer Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical was adapted for the big screen in an outsize production featuring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi, a role originated on stage by a much-older Carol Channing. When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) hires Dolly to find a mate for him, she decides to win him over for herself. Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By" and the glorious title tune.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, E.J. Peaker, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, Louis Armstrong, Scatman Crothers, Eddie Quillan, Michael Kidd, Jerry Herman
Director
Director
Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Music & Musicals
Rent Bye Bye Birdie on DVD Bye Bye Birdie
Synopsis
When teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson) gets drafted, his songwriter (Dick Van Dyke) organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl will give Birdie a farewell smooch. Ann-Margret plays the anointed teen, and her Midwestern town goes gaga when Birdie shows up. Janet Leigh and Maureen Stapleton co-star in this cheery slice of 1960s camp based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Ed Sullivan, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Swing Time on DVD Swing Time
Synopsis
In this classic musical, Fred Astaire plays Lucky, a gambler who misses his wedding to a young socialite and must come up with $25,000 for another chance with her. But after meeting lovely dance instructor Penny (Ginger Rogers), he forgets about his old flame. Often cited as the best of the 10 Astaire and Rogers movies, <i>Time Magazine</i> named it one of its All-Time 100 Movies. Songs include "The Way You Look Tonight."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Show Tunes, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Beatles: Help! on DVD The Beatles: Help!
Synopsis
The lads from Liverpool light up the big screen in this delightful 1965 spy movie spoof that finds the mop tops traveling the globe to escape some religious fanatics intent on reclaiming a sacrificial ring stuck on Ringo's finger. Co-stars Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti and Leo McKern add to the zaniness, while the film's fantastic soundtrack features some of the Fab Four's most memorable hits, including the title track and "Ticket to Ride."
Cast
Cast
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Roy Kinnear, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill, Victor Spinetti
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Screwball, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Classic Rock, Foreign Regions
Rent Doctor Dolittle on DVD Doctor Dolittle
Synopsis
Fed up with human patients, the dogged Doctor Dolittle switches specialties -- and species. After learning to speak hundreds of animal languages, he takes to the high seas as a world-famous veterinarian in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.
Cast
Cast
Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull, Muriel Landers, William Dix, Geoffrey Holder, Portia Nelson, Norma Varden
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids' Music, Animal Tales, Musicals, Book Characters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent Yankee Doodle Dandy on DVD Yankee Doodle Dandy
Synopsis
James Cagney won the Best Actor Oscar for his lively portrayal of "Mr. Broadway," George M. Cohan, in this lavish screen biography that highlights Cagney in some of his finest song-and-dance routines. Cohan, a playwright, entertainer, composer and patriot, made his mark on the vaudeville stage and penned countless memorable tunes, including "Over There," "It's a Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway" and the film's rousing title number.
Cast
Cast
James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Eddie Foy Jr., Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Paint Your Wagon on DVD Paint Your Wagon
Synopsis
In this adaptation of the 1951 musical of the same name, California prospectors Ben Rumson (Lee Marvin) and Sylvester "Pardner" Newell (Clint Eastwood) try to tame their gold fever by sharing Ben's wife (Jean Seberg), and kidnap a stagecoach full of working girls on their way to a new town. To help the rest of the male-dominated town keep their hands off his property, Ben sets up a brothel. As business booms, so does the competition for gold.
Cast
Cast
Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Ben Baker, Alan Baxter, Paula Trueman, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman, H.B. Haggerty, Terry Jenkins, Karl Bruck, John Mitchum, Sue Casey
Director
Director
Joshua Logan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Musicals
Rent The Unsinkable Molly Brown on DVD The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Synopsis
After surviving a flood as an infant 16 years ago, the buoyant Molly Brown (Debbie Reynolds) sets out to find her way in life. She assures a saloon owner she can sing and play piano in his joint and before long becomes the bride of up-and-comer Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell). After throwing a disastrous mixer for Denver society folks and a few overseas dignitaries, Molly flees to Europe -- only to return on the ill-fated <i>Titanic</i>.
Cast
Cast
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Hermione Baddeley, Vassili Lambrinos, Fred Essler, Harvey Lembeck
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Top Hat on DVD Top Hat
Synopsis
This joyous Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical features an Irving Berlin score and the classic duet "Cheek to Cheek." Astaire stars as Jerry Travers, a singer-dancer who auditions some new moves for producer Horace Hardwick at his hotel. The beautiful Dale Tremont (Rogers) is staying downstairs and the wackiness begins when she mistakes Jerry for Horace in this romantic comedy that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick, Lucille Ball, Leonard Mudie, Donald Meek, Florence Roberts, Edgar Norton
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent Brigadoon on DVD Brigadoon
Synopsis
Gene Kelly stumbles across the enchanted town of Brigadoon, which appears from the Scottish mists only one day each century in this film version of the Lerner and Lowe musical. In the course of this magical day, Kelly falls for Cyd Charisse and must decide whether to leave the real world behind and take up permanent residence in Brigadoon. Brimming with lovely Lerner and Lowe songs, Brigadoon features Kelly's usual explosive dance numbers.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe, Jimmy Thompson, Tudor Owen, Dodie Heath
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Camelot on DVD Camelot
Synopsis
In this adaptation of the popular Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical, England's King Arthur (Richard Harris) forms the legendary Knights of the Round Table and marries the fair Guenevere (Vanessa Redgrave). But a plot cooked up by Arthur's illegitimate son Mordred (David Hemmings) to gain control of the throne by pushing together the queen and the much-loved Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero) threatens to topple Arthur's regime.
Cast
Cast
Richard Harris, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Naismith
Director
Director
Joshua Logan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent The Glenn Miller Story on DVD The Glenn Miller Story
Synopsis
One of the most profitable biopics ever filmed, The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era -- the early 1940s. Girl-next-door June Allyson plays Miller's wife, Helen, who learns the value of patience while Glenn searches relentlessly for "the sound" that will put him on top. Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa pop up in cameos.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Irving Bacon, James Bell, Gene Krupa, Marion Ross, Louis Armstrong
Director
Director
Anthony Mann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Biographies, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Swing & Big Band
Rent Tommy on DVD Tommy
Synopsis
The Who made history with this campy cult classic -- the first-ever filmed "rock opera" -- which tells the tale of Tommy (Roger Daltrey), a boy who loses the ability to hear, speak and see after the tragic death of his father. Despite his losses, Tommy becomes a pinball champion and religious messiah, only to have his followers betray him. Tina Turner, Elton John and Eric Clapton all turn in performances in this outlandish production.
Cast
Cast
Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, Jack Nicholson, Robert Powell, Pete Townshend, Tina Turner
Director
Director
Ken Russell
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic Rock, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent 1776 on DVD 1776
Synopsis
Peter Stone's Pultizer Prize-winning musical (starring much of the original Broadway cast) about the internecine congressional squabbling that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence makes a glorious transition to the big screen. William Daniels is John Adams, Ken Howard is a statuesque Thomas Jefferson, and Howard Da Silva is hilarious as wit-cracker Ben Franklin. A very funny -- and poignant -- history lesson with a great score.
Cast
Cast
William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Roy Poole, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, John Myhers, John Holland
Director
Director
Peter H. Hunt
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Classic Comedies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Yellow Submarine on DVD Yellow Submarine
Synopsis
The Fab Four's first and only animated feature -- a psychadelic must-see for Beatles fans -- finds the boys trying to save Pepperland from the scourge of the Blue Meanies amid a sea of puns, non sequiturs and surrealistic flights of fancy.
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
Director
Director
George Dunning, Dick Emery
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Rock & Pop
Rent On the Town on DVD On the Town
Synopsis
New York, New York, it's a helluva town! Especially if you're sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin, on leave and ready for fun in New York City in this Oscar-winning musical comedy. But they only have 24 hours in the Big Apple. Gabey (Kelly), Chip (Sinatra) and Ozzie (Munshin) each find romance quickly, and they're going to live every second to the hilt. Tunes include "Come Up to My Place" and, of course, "New York, New York."
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett, Florence Bates, Alice Pearce
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent Easter Parade on DVD Easter Parade
Synopsis
Judy Garland and Fred Astaire sing and trip the light fantastic to 17 Irving Berlin tunes in this romantic classic. The simple plot concerns a hoofer (Astaire) who teams with an inexperienced chorus girl (Garland) in order to show up his former dance partner, Nadine (Ann Miller). Berlin's tunes, which include "We're a Couple of Swells" and "Happy Easter," sparkle in Astaire and Garland's able hands (and feet). Peter Lawford co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Clinton Sundberg, Richard Beavers, June Gale, Liza Minnelli
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Easter
Rent A Star Is Born on DVD A Star Is Born
Synopsis
When small-time stage and lounge singer Esther Blodgett is discovered by famous actor Norman Maine, she rises to the top while he drinks himself to the bottom -- leaving her with a heartwretching choice: love or her dreams.
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, Hazel Shermet
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Gypsy on DVD Gypsy
Synopsis
This classic musical follows a driven stage mother and the two daughters she pushes into show business. Baby June is the talented one, but when she quits the business, Mama Rose turns her attention to gawky older sister Louise.
Cast
Cast
Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Parley Baer, Harry Shannon, Suzanne Cupito, Diane Pace, Ann Jillian, Morgan Brittany
Director
Director
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Shall We Dance on DVD Shall We Dance
Synopsis
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers kick up their heels on an ocean liner in this musical. Ballet star Pete Peters (Astaire) is in love with celebrity Linda Keene (Rogers), and his infatuation leads him to set sail across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, he hardly knows her, but a little white lie results in everyone thinking the two stars are married. George and Ira Gershwin provide the musical score that includes "They Can't Take That Away from Me."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gallian, William Brisbane, Ann Shoemaker, Harriet Hoctor, Ben Alexander
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Music & Musicals
Rent Damn Yankees on DVD Damn Yankees
Synopsis
America's favorite pastime meets the bright lights of Broadway in this musical about an ordinary Joe (Tab Hunter) whose deal with the devil (Ray Walston) transforms him into a home run hitter for the Washington Senators -- but Joe must cause his team to lose the pennant. When Joe tries to back out of the deal, the devil sends in sexy Lola (Gwen Verdon), who sings "Whatever Lola Wants" as she mambos to Bob Fosse's choreography.
Cast
Cast
Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Jean Stapleton, Bob Fosse
Director
Director
George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent The Harvey Girls on DVD The Harvey Girls
Synopsis
On a train trip west to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) meets a cheery crew of young women traveling to open a Harvey House restaurant at a remote whistle stop, and joins them when her marriage plans fall through. The girls battle corruption in their new town, mostly through the use of showstopping musical numbers. The film won an Oscar for the Johnny Mercer-Harry Warren song "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe."
Cast
Cast
Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse, John Hodiak, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals
Rent Blue Hawaii on DVD Blue Hawaii
Synopsis
Chad Gates just wants to sing, chase girls and have fun. Chad's mom, however, wants her ex-soldier son to come work in the family pineapple business. But Chad is too busy catching up with his buddies, making up with his girlfriend and singing.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters, John Archer, Howard McNear, Steve Brodie, Jenny Maxwell, Iris Adrian
Director
Director
Norman Taurog
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Calamity Jane on DVD Calamity Jane
Synopsis
Indian scout Calamity Jane (Doris Day) is as hard-riding and handy with a gun as any man in Deadwood. When best buddy Wild Bill Hickock (Howard Keel) bestows his affections on a more feminine member of their show troupe, the friends begin to feud ... and then fall in love. This spirited musical from director David Butler features the Academy Award-winning song "Secret Love," and also earned Oscar nods for Best Score and Best Sound.
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson, Paul Harvey, Chubby Johnson, Gale Robbins
Director
Director
David Butler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Westerns, Musicals
Rent Anchors Aweigh on DVD Anchors Aweigh
Synopsis
A four-day shore leave sends sailors Joe Brady (Gene Kelly) and Clarence Doolittle (Frank Sinatra) skirt-chasing in Tinseltown, but before they even get started, they're shanghaied into returning a young runaway (Dean Stockwell) to his aspiring chanteuse aunt (Kathryn Grayson). Next thing you know, Joe and Clarence are in love with the pretty songstress -- and scrambling to keep their promise of getting her an audition with a celebrated musician.
Cast
Cast
Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Jose Iturbi, Dean Stockwell, Pamela Britton, Rags Ragland, Billy Gilbert, Henry O'Neill, Carlos Ramirez, Edgar Kennedy, Grady Sutton, Leon Ames, Sharon McManus, James Flavin
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Alice's Restaurant on DVD Alice's Restaurant
Synopsis
You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant, but the only thing music icon Arlo Guthrie needs is a good Thanksgiving dinner. After he gets his fill, Guthrie's run-in with the law over a trumped-up littering charge leads to a unique way of avoiding the Vietnam War draft. This film by Arthur Penn is based on Guthrie's song "Alice's Restaurant" and co-stars James Broderick, Patricia Quinn, Pete Seeger and Lee Hays.
Cast
Cast
James Broderick, Patricia Quinn, Pete Seeger, M. Emmet Walsh
Director
Director
Arthur Penn
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Political Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Cult Comedies
Rent Godspell on DVD Godspell
Synopsis
The popular Broadway musical, adapted to film by directors David Greene and John-Michael Tebelak, retells the gospel of St. Matthew as it might happen in late-1960s Manhattan, as John the Baptist (David Haskell) gathers nine hippies and baptizes them in Central Park. When Jesus Christ (Victor Garber) joins in, a real love-fest begins, and the group joyously performs Biblical parables as they wander the city.
Cast
Cast
Victor Garber, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas
Director
Director
David Greene
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Rock, Musicals
Rent Take Me Out to the Ball Game on DVD Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Synopsis
Here's one ball game you can't afford to miss. Film legends Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra join forces as the most talented double-play combination to hit the major leagues since Tinker to Evers to Chance. In the off-season, when they aren't throwing out base runners for team owner Esther Williams, the duo doubles as vaudeville's best musical act. With Kelly tap dancing and Ol' Blue Eyes balladeering, this grand-slam flick covers every base.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold
Director
Director
Busby Berkeley
Genres
Genres
Classics, Sports Comedies, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Cover Girl on DVD Cover Girl
Synopsis
Rita Hayworth vamps it up as Rusty Parker, a Brooklyn dancer longing to see her name in Broadway lights in this Academy Award-winning musical featuring the tunes of Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin. Her dream of stardom finally comes true when she lands the cover of a magazine through a contest. On the way to the top, she nabs the attention of lots of rich and powerful men, but is her best friend, Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), her true love?
Cast
Cast
Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers, Jinx Falkenburg, Leslie Brooks, Eve Arden, Otto Kruger, Jess Barker, Anita Colby
Director
Director
Charles Vidor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Romantic Comedies
Rent Viva Las Vegas on DVD Viva Las Vegas
Synopsis
Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) pulls into Las Vegas, ready for the city's first-ever Grand Prix. All he needs is enough money to buy a new engine, so he takes a job as a waiter at a casino. Lucky finds time to court the beautiful swimming pool manager, Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret), with his crooning skills -- but both the race and Rusty may be up for grabs when rival Count Elmo Mancini (Cesare Danova) rolls into town.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, William Demarest, Nicky Blair, Cesare Danova
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent Bus Stop on DVD Bus Stop
Synopsis
Na&#239;ve young rodeo rider Bo (Don Murray) falls in love with Phoenix-based caf&#233; singer Cherie (Marilyn Monroe), whom he meets on a bus. His intentions are honorable, but his temper and jealous streak are too much for her. When she tries to run away, Bo finds her and forces her to board the bus to his Montana home. When the bus stops at Grace's Diner, their fellow passengers learn that the road ahead is blocked and that Cherie is being kidnapped.
Cast
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray, Hope Lange, Hans Conried, Max Showalter
Director
Director
Joshua Logan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent There's No Business Like Show Business on DVD There's No Business Like Show Business
Synopsis
Irving Berlin provides the tunes for this engaging musical about the singing and dancing Donahue clan as they ascend to stardom on the vaudeville circuit during the genre's last hurrah. The superb cast includes Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor and Marilyn Monroe. With splashy production numbers, Merman belting out the title song and Monroe's sultry version of "Heat Wave," this musical extravaganza bubbles over with sparkling style.
Cast
Cast
Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Dan Dailey, Johnnie Ray, Mitzi Gaynor, Richard Eastham, Hugh O'Brian, Frank McHugh, Rhys Williams, Lee Patrick, Eve Miller, Irving Berlin
Director
Director
Walter Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Sweet Charity on DVD Sweet Charity
Synopsis
Shirley MacLaine gives one of her greatest performances in this spectacular musical based on Neil Simon's smash Broadway hit. Director Bob Fosse broke new cinematic ground with his freewheeling, visually stunning story of lovelorn New York dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine, who dreams of old-fashioned romance but gives her heart to one undeserving man after another.
Cast
Cast
Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzanne Charney, Alan Hewitt, Dante DiPaolo, Neil Simon, Kristoffer Tabori
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Show Tunes, Music & Musicals
Rent Finian's Rainbow on DVD Finian's Rainbow
Synopsis
Fred Astaire takes on his last lead musical role in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of this 1940s Broadway musical. The tale centers on Irishman Finian (Astaire), who moves overseas with a pot of gold -- only to be pursued by a leprechaun (Tommy Steele). Meanwhile, Finian's lovelorn daughter, Sharon (Petula Clark), makes a wish that transforms the town's racist senator (Keenan Wynn) into a black man.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Hancock, Al Freeman Jr., Ronald Colby, Dolph Sweet, Wright King, Louis Silas
Director
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Ages 8-10, Musicals, Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals
Rent The Band Wagon on DVD The Band Wagon
Synopsis
Washed-up movie star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) tries to revive his career on Broadway in this classic musical comedy. Hunter and his talented cohorts encounter all kinds of problems as they try to bring "Faust" to the stage. Musical numbers include "That's Entertainment" and "Dancing in the Dark." Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan also star. Extras include commentary by Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan, James Mitchell, Robert Gist, Ava Gardner, Thurston Hall, Donald Kerr, Steve Forrest
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Classic Comedies, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
Rent Young at Heart on DVD Young at Heart
Synopsis
Frank Sinatra stars in this remake of Four Daughters as Barney Sloan, a cynical musician who storms into the life of sunny small-town girl Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day) and steals her away from her fianc&#233;. With a memorable score and standout supporting performances from Ethel Barrymore, Gig Young, Dorothy Malone, Elisabeth Fraser and John Garfield, this charming musical drama is directed by Gordon Douglas.
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Elisabeth Fraser, Alan Hale Jr., Lonny Chapman
Director
Director
Gordon Douglas
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Music & Musicals, Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals
Rent Funny Lady on DVD Funny Lady
Synopsis
Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand, reprising her Oscar-winning debut role) becomes a bitter, bottom-line woman in this sequel to Funny Girl. In the throes of the Depression, the theater business is bad, and Fanny's love life is worse. When con artist Billy Rose (James Caan) shows up, she helps him start a showbiz career. But the return of Fanny's first husband (Omar Sharif) threatens to break up her act and her budding romance with Billy.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, Ben Vereen, Carole Wells, Larry Gates, Eugene Troobnick, Heidi O'Rourke, Royce Wallace
Director
Director
Herbert Ross
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Show Boat on DVD Show Boat
Synopsis
Married entertainers (Ava Gardner and Robert Sterling) are forced to leave the showboat Cotton Blossom because of the wife's mixed blood. The captain's daughter (Kathryn Grayson) and gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel) take over the act, fall in love, marry and leave the boat for Chicago. There, they live off his gambling earnings, which dry up fast. Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein provide the score for this adaptation of the Broadway hit.
Cast
Cast
Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, Joe E. Brown
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
Rent Going My Way on DVD Going My Way
Synopsis
In one of cinema's most charming pairings, Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald star in this classic musical drama that tells the tale of singing Father O'Malley (Crosby), sent to take over the aging and cantankerous Father Fitzgibbon's (Fitzgerald) parish. Winner of seven Oscars, including Best Picture, the film features one of Crosby's best-loved tunes, "Swinging on a Star."
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Risë Stevens, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, James Brown, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova
Director
Director
Leo McCarey
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Religious Comedies & Satires
Rent The Happiest Millionaire on DVD The Happiest Millionaire
Synopsis
This entertaining film chronicles the life of "the happiest millionaire," aka Anthony J. Drexel Biddle (Fred MacMurray), a Philadelphia businessman with unconventional interests -- such as martial arts and alligators. His immigrant butler must serve him as well as the mansion's other residents, including Biddle's daughter, Cordelia, who's infatuated with a car-obsessed guy, and Mrs. Biddle, who strives to keep up with her zany husband.
Cast
Cast
Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Gladys Cooper, Hermione Baddeley, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson, Paul Petersen, Eddie Hodges
Director
Director
Norman Tokar
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent 42nd Street on DVD 42nd Street
Synopsis
When a Broadway leading lady breaks her ankle, it's up to fresh-faced newcomer Peggy Sawyer (Ruby Keeler) to step in and save the show. Meanwhile, because of the accident, the production's ailing director (Warner Baxter) must grapple with losing the show's financial backer. This quintessential Busby Berkeley musical features some of cinema's most treasured tunes, including the title song, "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Shuffle Off to Buffalo."
Cast
Cast
Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins, Edward J. Nugent, Robert McWade, George E. Stone
Director
Director
Busby Berkeley, Lloyd Bacon
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Mame on DVD Mame
Synopsis
Lucille Ball delivers a larger-than-life, Golden Globe-nominated performance as Mame Dennis, a zesty, eyebrow-raising eccentric who suddenly finds herself guardian to her orphaned nephew. But while her parenting credentials may be dubious, she has plenty to teach the lad about living life to the hilt. Bea Arthur also earned a Golden Globe nod for her turn as Mame's boozy best friend, Vera Charles.
Cast
Cast
Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Robert Preston, Bruce Davison, Kirby Furlong, Jane Connell, Joyce Van Patten, Don Porter, Audrey Christie
Director
Director
Gene Saks
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Cinderella: Rodgers & Hammerstein's on DVD Cinderella: Rodgers & Hammerstein's
Synopsis
With the help of her fairy godmother's magic, the lovely Cinderella (Lesley Ann Warren) defies her cruel stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) and attends the royal ball. Once there, she meets -- and enchants --Prince Charming (Stuart Damon). She fears she's lost him, however, when she's forced to leave early, before the spell wears off. This made-for-TV adaptation features a marvelous Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein score and standout performances.
Cast
Cast
Celeste Holm, Ginger Rogers, Jo Van Fleet, Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Walter Pidgeon
Director
Director
Charles S. Dubin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Made-for-TV Movies, CBS
Rent Royal Wedding on DVD Royal Wedding
Synopsis
Brother-sister dance duo Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) get the chance of a lifetime when they're booked for a London performance on the eve of Elizabeth II's nuptials. In the course of their journey, Ellen meets her match in Lord Brindale, and Tom finds romance with a British hoofer. Will love break up the act? Peter Lawford and Sarah Churchill also star in this classic 1950s musical comedy.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill, Keenan Wynn
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Musicals
Rent The Eddy Duchin Story on DVD The Eddy Duchin Story
Synopsis
Directed by George Sidney, a veteran of dozens of Golden Age MGM musicals, this glossy biopic of famed pianist Eddy Duchin stars Tyrone Power as the talented ivory tickler who was at the height of his career when he discovered he had leukemia. Duchin decides to pursue music at the urging of Marjorie Oelrichs (Kim Novak), a socialite who becomes his wife. But their wedded bliss is shattered when Marjorie dies giving birth to their son, Peter.
Cast
Cast
Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Victoria Shaw, James Whitmore, Shepperd Strudwick, Jack Albertson
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Biographies, Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent On Moonlight Bay on DVD On Moonlight Bay
Synopsis
Soon after moving with her dad (Leon Ames) and mom (Rosemary DeCamp) and younger brother (Billy Gray of "Father Knows Best") to a small Midwestern town, certified tomboy Marjorie Winfield (Doris Day) meets the boy next door (Gordon MacRae) and decides to go girly, all in hopes of catching his eye. Based in part on Booth Tarkington's "Penrod" stories, this classic musical features Day's popular rendition of the title track, among other songs.
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Billy Gray, Jack Smith, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby
Director
Director
Roy Del Ruth
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics
Rent For Me and My Gal on DVD For Me and My Gal
Synopsis
Judy Garland puts Gene Kelly (in his MGM screen debut) through his musical paces in this tuneful delight about a couple of vaudeville hoofers on the rise. But things go inconveniently dark when America enters World War I and Kelly gets his draft notice to report for duty. Will he dodge the draft now that stardom is just within reach? Includes the title tune (a great duet for Judy and Gene) and "Ballin' the Jack." Busby Berkeley directs.
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Martha Eggerth, Ben Blue, Stephen McNally
Director
Director
Busby Berkeley
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Musicals
Rent By the Light of the Silvery Moon on DVD By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Synopsis
Doris Day and Gordon MacRae reprise their roles as pants-loving tomboy Marjorie Winfield and her beau-next-door Bill Sherman in this popular sequel to the hit musical On Moonlight Bay. This time around, Marjorie is cooped up at home with her family. There's her precocious younger brother, Wesley (Billy Gray of "Father Knows Best") -- while Bill serves as a soldier in World War I. Can they pick up where they left off when he comes home?
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Billy Gray, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Russell Arms, Maria Palmer, Howard Wendell, Geraldine Wall
Director
Director
David Butler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Great Ziegfeld on DVD The Great Ziegfeld
Synopsis
Director Robert Z. Leonard's grand vision made for this celebration of Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfield's life and work, from his humble beginnings as a carnie to producer of breathtaking stage shows. Louise Rainer, Myrna Loy, Fanny Brice, William Powell and Ray Bolger lend enormous star power to this 1936 classic, which features favorites such as "If You Knew Susie," "Shine on Harvest Moon" and "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody."
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Virginia Bruce, Reginald Owen, Ray Bolger, William Demarest, Ernest Cossart, Joseph Cawthorn, Nat Pendleton, Harriet Hoctor, Jean Chatburn, Paul Irving, Herman Bing
Director
Director
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Biographies, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Flower Drum Song on DVD Flower Drum Song
Synopsis
Chinese beauty Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco to meet her fianc&#233;, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), in an arranged marriage, but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). in this film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Filled with stunning song-and-dance numbers, the film showcases the contrast between Mei Li's traditional family and her growing fascination with American culture.
Cast
Cast
Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo, Juanita Hall, Reiko Sato, Miyoshi Umeki
Director
Director
Henry Koster
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Silk Stockings on DVD Silk Stockings
Synopsis
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse swing and sway to a luscious Cole Porter score in this musical reworking of the 1939 film Ninotchka. Fred's a producer trying to mount a movie set in Paris, and Cyd is a Soviet apparatchik sent to protect the integrity of Russia's finest composer (who's contributing tunes to Fred's film). This Cold War romantic comedy includes the sinuous standard "All of You."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre, George Tobias, Jules Munshin, Joseph Buloff, Wim Sonneveld
Director
Director
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent The Gay Divorcee on DVD The Gay Divorcee
Synopsis
Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers) is looking for a way out of her unhappy marriage, so her busybody aunt (Alice Brady) hires a professional correspondent to pose as her niece's lover. When Mimi meets American dancer Guy Holden (Fred Astaire), she thinks he's the faux beau, and she confuses his genuine interest for part of the act. Nominated for three Academy Awards, this early Astaire/Rogers pairing won the Best Song Oscar for "The Continental."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman, William Austin, Betty Grable
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Must-See Musicals
Rent Dr. Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T on DVD Dr. Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Synopsis
This 1950s musical fantasy written by Dr. Seuss tells the story of Bart Collins (Tommy Rettig), who dreams up an elaborate fairy tale about his horrible piano teacher, Dr. Teriwilliker -- known as Dr. T for short. Dr. Seuss (the wonderful mind behind <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i>, <i>The Cat in the Hat</i> and <i>How the Grinch Stole Christmas</i>) designed the film's fantastical sets and penned many of the songs' memorable lyrics.
Cast
Cast
Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig, John Heasley, Robert Heasley, Noel Cravat
Director
Director
Roy Rowland
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Book Characters, Classic Movie Musicals, Ages 5-7
Rent King Creole on DVD King Creole
Synopsis
Elvis Presley stars as Danny Fisher, a naive but talented nightclub singer whose climb to the top takes a dangerous detour when he gets tangled with the New Orleans mob. Walter Matthau is mobster Maxie, who "insists" that Elvis play in his club.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Jan Shepard, Brian G. Hutton
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Love Me or Leave Me on DVD Love Me or Leave Me
Synopsis
Nightclub singer Ruth Etting (Doris Day) tries to keep her secret romance with a musician under wraps in this dramatic musical based on the life story of the 1930s singer. Etting is controlled by Martin "The Gimp" Snyder (James Cagney), who builds a nightclub and makes Etting its star. Snyder catches Etting with musician Johnny (Cameron Mitchell) and goes to prison for trying to kill him, leaving Ruth to continue performing in Snyder's nightclub.
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully, Harry Bellaver, Richard Gaines, Peter Leeds, Claude Stroud, Audrey Young, John Harding, James Drury
Director
Director
Charles Vidor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Showbiz Dramas
Rent The Great American Songbook on DVD The Great American Songbook
Synopsis
Sparkling performances by Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Al Jolson, the teenage Dorothy Dandridge and the flash-dancing Nicholas Brothers light up this great documentary that originally aired on educational television. Using rare and never-before-seen footage, singer-pianist and musical historian Michael Feinstein hosts an informative look at the composers and lyricists who wrote America's standards from the 1890s through the mid-1950s.
Cast
Cast
Michael Feinstein, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Al Jolson, Dorothy Dandridge, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra
Director
Director
Andrew J. Kuehn
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Miscellaneous Documentaries, Classic Movie Musicals, Vocal Pop, Jazz & Easy Listening
Rent The Benny Goodman Story on DVD The Benny Goodman Story
Synopsis
An incredibly low-key Steve Allen makes his big-screen debut in this biopic about the legendary "King of Swing," a real treat for music fans. Allen faultlessly mimes the prerecorded clarinet licks of the real Benny Goodman. The movie is chock full of guest appearances by the likes of Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Martha Tilton, Ziggy Elman and Sammy Davis Sr. (as the genius arranger Fletcher Henderson, who gave Goodman's band its distinct sound).
Cast
Cast
Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Jack Kruschen, Ziggy Elman, Martha Tilton, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa
Director
Director
Valentine Davies
Genres
Genres
Classics, Biographies, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Swing & Big Band, Musicals, Jazz & Easy Listening, Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals
Rent Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm on DVD Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Synopsis
Shirley Temple tap dances with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in this upbeat musical comedy inspired by Kate Wiggins's novel. Temple plays Rebecca Winstead, whose scheming stepfather, Harry (William Demarest), leaves her on a farm in the care of her aunt (Helen Westley). Rebecca thrives, but after a talent scout sees potential in the lass, the curly-topped cutie becomes a radio star overnight. Trouble crops up, though, when Harry comes to reclaim her.
Cast
Cast
Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Phyllis Brooks, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Alan Dinehart, J. Edward Bromberg, William Demarest
Director
Director
Allan Dwan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Book Characters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Musicals
Rent Call Me Madam on DVD Call Me Madam
Synopsis
Sally Adams (Ethel Merman) is a social butterfly whose hobby of knowing everyone of value in Washington, D.C., pays off when she's chosen to serve as United States Ambassador to the fictional country of Lichtenburg. Once settled in her new position, she strikes up a romance with the country's smooth foreign minister, Cosmo Constantine (George Sanders), and her assistant Kenneth (Donald O'Connor) catches the eye of Princess Maria (Vera-Ellen).
Cast
Cast
Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders, Billy De Wolfe, Helmut Dantine, Walter Slezak, Ludwig Stössel, Lilia Skala, Charles Dingle, Emory Parnell
Director
Director
Walter Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Political Comedies, Musicals
Rent How to Succeed in Business on DVD How to Succeed in Business
Synopsis
Ambitious window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch (Robert Morse) buys a book describing how to get ahead in the business world and decides to test the tome's methods by joining the multinational but poorly run Worldwide Wicket Co. Starting in the mailroom, he rises to vice president in charge of advertising while falling for secretary Rosemary Pilkington (Michele Lee). Frank Loesser provides the songs, and Bob Fosse choreographs the dances in this fizzy musical.
Cast
Cast
Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Anthony Teague, Maureen Arthur, Murray Matheson, John Myhers
Director
Director
David Swift
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Hans Christian Andersen on DVD Hans Christian Andersen
Synopsis
Danny Kaye stars as famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this charming fictionalized biopic that blends music, romance, comedy and fantasy to trace the life of Denmark's literary hero; a small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns.
Cast
Cast
Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Jeanmarie, Joey Walsh, Philip Tonge, John Qualen
Director
Director
Charles Vidor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Road to Zanzibar on DVD Road to Zanzibar
Synopsis
The second installment of the "road" series is a hilarious spoof of jungle-adventure movies. Chuck (Bing Crosby) and Hubert (Bob Hope) are carnival performers who thrive on trouble: They set fire to the carnival, sell a phony diamond and pair up with two attractive women. But when Chuck spends all the money to rescue Donna (Dorothy Lamour) from a slave market, he's unaware they're being scammed for a trip around Africa.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Leigh Whipper, Noble Johnson, Joan Marsh, Luis Alberni
Director
Director
Victor Schertzinger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Screwball, Musicals
Rent Summer Stock on DVD Summer Stock
Synopsis
Jane Falbury (Judy Garland) thinks she's doing her sister, Abigail (Gloria DeHaven), a favor by allowing her troupe of summer stock actors to use her barn as a theater. But when Jane meets her sister's fianc&#233;, director Joe Ross (Gene Kelly), she realizes she's made a big mistake. She finds herself falling for him in this 1950 musical, which was Garland's last with Kelly, a longtime collaborator, and features her performance of "Get Happy."
Cast
Cast
Phil Silvers, Eddie Bracken, Carleton Carpenter, Ray Collins, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Marjorie Main, Gloria DeHaven
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Three Little Words on DVD Three Little Words
Synopsis
Fred Astaire won a Golden Globe for his performance as sidelined magician Bert Kalmar, who meets aspiring baseball player Harry Ruby (Red Skelton). The pair start writing tunes together, embarking on a long roller-coaster partnership. MGM's musical biography about one of Tin Pan Alley's legendary songwriting teams earned an Oscar nod for Best Score. The supporting cast includes Arlene Dahl, Keenan Wynn and Debbie Reynolds in her big-screen debut.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl, Keenan Wynn, Gale Robbins, Gloria DeHaven, Phil Regan, Harry Shannon, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Harvey
Director
Director
Richard Thorpe
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Daddy Long Legs on DVD Daddy Long Legs
Synopsis
While visiting France, an American millionaire meets a striking young woman who was orphaned during World War II. Vowing to take care of her for the rest of her life, he anonymously funds her travel to the United States, where she attends college.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Charlotte Austin, Larry Keating, Kathryn Givney, Kelly Brown, Ray Anthony
Director
Director
Jean Negulesco
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Musicals
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