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Hollywood Movie Musicals in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles S

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Sally
"A New York City waitress is hired to impersonate a famous Russian dancer, where she finds that her love interest is engaged to another woman. Her own love of dancing leads her to star in a Broadway musical."

Scrooge
"The classic Charles Dickens tale of the cold hearted miser who is reformed by the Ghosts of Christmas."

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
"When the new bride of a roughneck Oregon pioneer finds she has to keep house for her husband's six rowdy brothers, she decides to groom them so that they can find brides of their own."

1776
"1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed."

Shall We Dance
"A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers."

Show Boat (MGM)
"Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler."

Show Boat (Universal)
"This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a showboat star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler."

Singin' in the Rain
"Glorious classic film musical. 1927: Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Offscreen, Don, aided by his happy-go-lucky friend and piano accompanist, Cosmo Brown, has to dodge Lina's romantic overtures, especially when he falls for chorus girl Kathy Selden. With the advent of sound in motion pictures, it is decided to turn Don and Lina's new film into a 'talkie' and a musical at that. The only problem is Lina's voice, which mere words cannot describe. Thus, Kathy is brought on to dub her speaking and singing voice in secret, and Don's on top of the world. But then Lina finds out..."

The Smiling Lieutenant
"Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her, and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna from the neighboring kingdom of Flausenshaum drive by, and Anna intercepts a wink meant for Franzi. She falls for Niki, marries him (he has no choice in the matter), and whisks him off to Flausenshaum. Franzi follows and enjoys a brief affair with Kiki, before Anna finds out. Franzi, much more experienced in the ways of the world, gives Anna lessons on how to win the affections of her husband."

The Sound of Music
"As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children."

A Star is Born (Garland)
"Drunken waining movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets."

A Star is Born (Streisand)
"Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent."

State Fair
"A small-town family travels to the State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love."

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off
"It is all the world is Littlechap's stage, and the beleaguered, wisecracking hero of this captivating 'new-style' musical by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley is your guide for the tuneful life's journey of an average bloke seeking love, wealth and career success. Shot on its original circus-ring set during a performance at the Lyric Hammersmith, the film offers a front-row seat for the charming mummery and incisive commentary of the London/Broadway hit."

Strike Me Pink
"Meek Eddie Pink stands up to a gang of racketeers."

Strike Up the Band
"Jimmy (Mickey Rooney) and his best friend Mary (Judy Garland) unite the music loving kids in town with the dream to be in Paul Whiteman's band. When their school doesn't help, they decide to raise the money on their own. However, the many ups and down of growing up including first love, personal goals, and the serious illness/injury of a close friend causes them to think about what's really important."

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
"Fred and Ginger dance up a storm as they dramatize the careers of the renowned ballroom dancers, Vernon and Irene Castle."

Summer Stock
"Romance blooms during the summer in New England when Jane Falbury's sister shows up with a theatrical troupe and convinces her to let them stage a musical in the barn."

Sweethearts
"Song-filled extravaganza about a loving married couple whose relationship is threatened when Hollywood beckons."

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
"Reinventing himself as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin who sent the man to prison. Not only does he seek revenge for the cruel punishment he suffered in prison, but also for what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to his home town, he reopens his barber shop, where Mr. Todd becomes the Demon of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett is Sweeney's amorous accomplice who creates diabolical meat pies out of the remains of Mr. Todd's victims."

Swing Time
"Fred Astaire plays a gambler intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiancée back home. Romantic complications occur when he meets dancing teacher, Ginger Rogers. Memorable songs include 'The Way You Look Tonight'."