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Hollywood Movie Musicals in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles H-K


"Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie 'happening' in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate ... with shocking consequences."

"In 1962 Baltimore there are changes in the air. Plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad, with big hair and even bigger heart, has only one passion, to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, 'The Corney Collins Show' is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. The trendsetting Tracy aims to win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in."

"Infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues, and jazz, Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke, a poor cotton farmer. Love, loss, passion, redemption, make this cinematic milestone the first all-black feature from a major studio."

Half a Sixpence
"Humble London drapery clerk Arthur Kipps inherits a fortune. He briefly forgets his old mates and his faithful girlfriend, but soon discovers that high society is not his cup of tea."

Hans Christian Andersen
"Hans Christian Andersen, a young Danish cobbler with a special gift of storytelling, weaves his tales of magic for the children of Copenhagen."

The Harvey Girls
"Susan Bradley, a mail order bride, is disappointed in the man whom she was to marry, so she takes a job as a waitress in a Harvey restaurant."

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
"The story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker from Berlin who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his 'other half'."

Hello, Dolly
"Film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical. Concerns itself with Dolly Levi, a New York-based matchmaker who merrily arranges things... like furniture and daffodils and lives. A widow, she has found herself in love with a 'half-a-millionaire' Yonkers merchant named Horace Vandergelder. So she proceeds to weave a web of romantic complications involving him, his two clerks, a pretty milliner and her assistant. Eventually, of course, all is sorted out, and everyone ends up with the right person."

High Society
"In this musical comedy, a society wedding is being arranged in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful Tracy Samantha Lord is to marry George Kittredge. However, Tracy's ex-husband, the songwriter C.K. Dexter-Haven, has never stopped loving her and has hopes of winning her back. A New York scandal sheet reporter and photographer arrive to cover the wedding and complicate the tangled romances."

Hit the Deck
"Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other guys try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show Hit the Deck. After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land in the brig. But Danny's father is a Rear Admiral ... "

The Hollywood Revue of 1929
"Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that, everybody step in place during the famed 'Singin' in the Rain" finale. A torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players."

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
"Ambitious young window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch buys a book describing how to get ahead in the business world and sets out to try the methods shown."

In the Good Old Summertime
"Musical remake of Shop Around the Corner involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals."

Into the Woods
"A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."

"After a food spill ruins the haute couture fashion she's supposed to model at an elegant charity soiree, ex-shop girl Irene O'Dare puts on a vintage blue gown that belonged to her late mother.The dress becomes a sensation. So does lrene when the buzz goes round the party that she's a royal heiress. Her shop manager, eager to exploit the gossip and sell more dresses, adds to the illusion by putting her up at a Park Avenue address."

It's Always Fair Weather
"Three World War II buddies vow to reunite for old time's sake in 10 years. When they do they find their friendship has fizzled, until a day of tangling with romance, the fight game, the ad biz and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, Cyd Charisse routine with broken nosed boxers, and Kelly's tap dance on roller skates."

:Jersey Boys
"The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons."

Jesus Christ Superstar
"Rock opera musical version of the last days of Christ."

"The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this circus epic set at the turn of the century. The story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. Includes lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of 'This Can't Be Love' while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings 'Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue.' Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.' And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The circus footage was directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus."

Kid from Spain
"Cantor must go undercover as a Spanish bullfighter in Mexico"

The King and I
"An English governess is hired to teach the King of Siam's children, but challenges the country's traditions during her work."

"This lavish musical follows one fateful day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, wily temptress, a handsome prince, a magical curse, and exotic adventure."

Kiss Me, Kate
"Two squabbling, 20th-century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash."