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Jazz--1921-1930 2
20th century American music 2
Lyricists--United States 1
Shall We Dance (motion picture, 1937)
  • Directed by Mark Sandrich. Screenplay by Allan Scott and Ernest Pagano. Released May 7, 1937. Starred Fred Astaire (Petrov Peters) and Ginger Rogers (Linda Keene). Also featured Edward Everett Horton. Song music written by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
Swing Time (motion picture)
  • Adapted from "Portrait of John Garnett" by Erwin S. Gelsey. Directed by George Stevens. Screenplay by Howard Lindsey and Allan Scott. Released September 4, 1936. Starred Fred Astaire (Lucky Garnett) and Ginger Rogers (Penny Carroll). Also featured Betty Furness and Victor Moore. Song music written by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields.
Musical film

Use for: Movie musical, Musical comedy

  • Motion picture whose plot is structured around segments featuring combinations of music, song, and dance, with roots in stage musicals and operettas, revues, and vaudeville.
Top Hat (motion picture)
  • Directed by Mark Sandrich. Screenplay by Allan Scott and Dwight Taylor. Released September 6, 1935. Starred Fred Astaire (Jerry Travers) and Ginger Rogers (Dale Tremont). Also featured Edward Everett Horton. Song music and lyrics written by Irving Berlin.
Wizard of Oz (motion picture, 1939)
  • Based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," a book by L. Frank Baum. Directed mainly by Victor Fleming. Screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf. Released August 25, 1939. Starred Judy Garland (Dorothy Gale), Frank Morgan (The Wizard), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), and Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion). Also featured Billie Burke (Glinda) and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch). Song music written by E.Y. Harburg, with lyrics by Harold Arlen.
Whoopee! (musical play, 1928)
  • Based on "The Nervous Wreck," a play by Owen David. Music by Walter Donaldson. Lyrics by Gus Kahn. Original Broadway production opened December 4, 1928, starring Eddie Cantor (Henry Williams), Frances Upton (Sally Morgan), and Jack Rutherford (Bob Wells). Also featured Ruth Etting.
The Desert Song (operetta, 1926)
  • Based on the tales of Lawrence of Arabia. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Lyrics by Otto Harbach. Original Broadway production opened November 30, 1926, starring Richard Halliday (Red Shadow/Pierre Birabeau) and Vivienne Segal (Margot Bonvalet).
The Jazz Singer (motion picture, 1927)
  • Based on the play of the same name by Samson Raphaelson. Directed by Alan Crosland. Screenplay by Alfred A. Cohn and Jack Jarmuth. Released October 6, 1927. Starred Al Jolson (Jakie Rabinowicz/Jack Robin) and May McAvoy (Mary Dale). Considered the first true feature-length
Funny Girl (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by William Wyler. Screenplay by Isobel Lennart. Released September 18, 1968. Starred Barbra Streisand (Fannie Brice) and Omar Sharif (Nick Arnstein).
Funny Girl (musical play, 1964)
  • Based on the life of Fannie Brice. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Original Broadway production opened March 26, 1964, starring Barbra Streisand (Fannie Brice) and Sydney Chaplin (Nick Arnstein).
Hello, Dolly! (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Gene Kelly. Screenplay by Ernest Lehman. Released December 16, 1969. Starred Barbra Streisand (Dolly Levi) and Walter Matthau (Horage Vandergelder). Also featured Michael Crawford, Tommy Tune, and Louis Armstrong.
Hello, Dolly! (musical play, 1964)
  • Based on "The Merchant of Yonkers" and "The Matchmaker" by Thorton Wilder. Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Original Broadway production opened January 16, 1964, starring Carol Channing (Dolly Levi) and David Burns (Horace Vandergelder).
Fiddler on the Roof (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Norman Jewison. Screenplay by Joseph Stein. Released November 3, 1971. Starred Chaim Topol (Tevye), Norma Crane (Golde), Rosalind Harris (Tzeitel), and Michele Marsh (Hodel). Also featured Michael Glaser.
Fiddler on the Roof (musical play, 1964)
  • Based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other stories by Sholem Aleichem. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Original Broadway production opened September 22, 1964, starring Zero Mostel (Tevye), Maria Karnilova (Golde), Joanna Merlin (Tzeitel), and Julia Migenes (Hodel).
Guys and Dolls (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by Joseph K. Mankiewicz. Screenplay by Joseph K. Mankiewicz and Ben Hecht. Released November 3, 1955. Starred Marlon Brando (Sky Masterson), Frank Sinatra (Nathan Detroit), Jean Simmons (Sarah Brown), and Vivian Blaine (Adelaide). Also featured Stubby Kay.
Guys and Dolls (musical play, 1950)
  • Based on short stories written by Damon Runyon. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Original Broadway production opened November 24, 1950, starring Robert Alda (Sky Masterson), Sam Levene (Nathan Detroit), Isabel Bigley (Sarah Brown), and Vivian Blaine (Adelaide).
Kiss Me, Kate (motion picture)
  • Adapted from the stage musical of the same name. Directed by George Sidney. Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley. Released November 26, 1953. Starred Howard Keel (Fred Graham) and Kathryn Grayson (Lilli Vanessi). Also featured Ann Miller, James Whitmore, and Bob Fosse.
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