American Musical Feature Filmsby bderoes-12985 | created - 05 Jan 2018 | updated - 05 Sep 2019 | Public
Includes Music films, but not singing Westerns. Starting with 1998, added requirement for 500+ votes and 4+ rating. Expanded to include TV movies and specials.
The search (excludes what's already on my lists): [https://www.imdb.com/search/title?release_date=1927,&genres=musical&title_type=feature&runtime=45,&countries=us&sort=release_date,asc&count=100&view=simple&user_rating=4.0,&num_votes=500,&lists=!ls021062047,!ls021564702] and again for genre Music, and for title_types Video, tv_movie, tv_special (8 searches total).
Companion list: American omitted Musical Feature Films
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1. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Votes: 8,897 | Gross: $7.63M
2. The Singing Fool (1927)
105 min | Drama, Musical
A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."
Votes: 207 | Gross: $10.90M
3. Show Folks (1928)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Eddie Kehoe is a young vaudeville hoofer who thinks his inability to hit the big time is the fault of stage managers, agents, musicians...everybody but himself. Eddie likes to tell others ... See full summary »
5. Lucky Boy (1929)
77 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A young Jewish man works in his father's jewelry business, but he doesn't like it at all--he wants to be an entertainer, something he knows that his father would never approve of. He comes ... See full summary »
6. The Five O'Clock Girl (1928)
"The Five O'Clock Girl" was a successful Broadway play starring Mary Eaton and Oscar Shaw. Marion Davies' Cosmopolitan Productions bought the rights for the play and filmed it as a feature ... See full summary »
7. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 6,351 | Gross: $6.12M
8. Syncopation (1929)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
This is RKO's first sound musical. It centers on a pair of vaudevillians who are quite close on and off the stage until a dashing millionaire comes around and begins wooing the female partner.
9. Hearts in Dixie (1929)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical
Nappus, an elderly farmer, resents the fact that his daughter Chloe is married to a lazy layabout named Gummy, who allows Chloe to do all the house and farm work he himself should be doing.... See full summary »
10. Show Boat (1929)
Passed | 147 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A mostly silent version of Edna Ferber's original novel, with some songs from the musical as a last-minute addition
14. Mother's Boy (1929)
82 min | Drama, Musical
Young Irish lad Tommy O'Day lives in a poor section of New York's Lower East Side, and is blessed with a beautiful singing voice. After an argument with his father, who accuses him of ... See full summary »
16. The Cocoanuts (1929)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical
During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.
17. Innocents of Paris (1929)
78 min | Musical, Romance
Maurice, a humble Parisian junk dealer who sells some of his wares at the Flea market, saves a boy from drowning. The boy's aunt Louise is grateful and wins Maurice's affections, but the ... See full summary »
18. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Lila Beaumont is an understudy in a Broadway musical. Her boyfriend, George Shelby, arrives in New York hoping to take Lila back home with him to marry. George buys a majority interest in ... See full summary »
20. On with the Show! (1929)
Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance
A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.
23. Fashions in Love (1929)
73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A concert pianist, the romantic idol of many women, is seduced away from his wife. The seductress's husband takes in the pianist's wife, and all four pretend to be happy with the new arrangement.
24. Broadway Babies (1929)
Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Musical
A Chorus girl who is in love with her stage manager is led to believe that he is in love with another young woman, so, she agrees to marry a bootlegger instead.
25. The Time, the Place and the Girl (1929)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A musical comedy that follows the progress of a college All America football player, Jim Crane(Grant Withers), whose swollen head is deflated when, after graduating , he takes a job as a ... See full summary »
26. Melody Lane (1929)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Musical
A songwriter leaves his chorus girl sweetheart to join the US Army in WWI. In France he falls in love with French singer Madelon. He is crippled in action. Back in the States, his girl ... See full summary »
29. Say It with Songs (1929)
Passed | 95 min | Drama, Musical
Joe Lane kills another man in a fistfight after learning that the man has made improper advances towards his wife. Joe goes to prison for the murder. When Joe gets out of prison, he visits ... See full summary »
30. The Dance of Life (1929)
115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts and in order to save money on the road, they get married.
31. Lucky in Love (1929)
76 min | Comedy, Musical