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About Musicals

In 1927, this film starring Al Jolson gains the recognition of the first feature-length film with synchronous sound. In it the main character wants to pursue a career as a singer, an option that puts him at odds with his family and his culture.
In 1932 and 1933 respectively, Girl Crazy and 42nd Street showcased the choreography of this great choreographer, song-writer, and director. He feature over-head shots with lots of swirling dance numbers and scantily costumed dancing girls.
According to the numbers, this 1937 animated film by Walt Disney is to top top-grossing movie musical of any type after adjusting for inflation. It marked a string of animated musicals by Disney holds the distinction of being the first feature-length anim
In 1939 this fantasy movie musical gave the movie-goers a glimpse of "Somewhere over the Rainbow". The song by this title won the Academy Award for Best Song. It frequently ran among the top 10 favorite time films of movie fans.
During the WWII and post-war era, Gene Kelley became the new dancing star and choreographer, along with his co-star Stanley. In 1952 they starred in this film about the transition of silent films to talkies. He danced in the title sequence twirling an umb
According to The Numbers, this is the top-grossing live action movie musical from 1965 (adjusting for inflation). It focuses on the efforts of governess Maria to introduce music to the Von Trapp family and win the affections of Captain Von Trapp. It earne
Reportedly the highest-grossing move musical, this 1978 film about young love and drag racing, featured Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta singing Oscar-winning "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "You're the One that I Want".
In 1994 this Diney animated musical drama wowed audiences and left them singing "The Circle of Life" and "Hakuna Matata," both of which nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Song "Can You Feel the Love" won instead.
In 2012 this movie musical adaptation of the stage musical (and novel) about the political turmoil leading up to the French Revolution featured moving songs like "I dreamed a dream" and "one da more". It earned 8 Academy Award nominations, winning Anne Ha
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