British musical films

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  1. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval (1988)


    A Chorus of Disapproval is a 1988 British film adapted from the Alan Ayckbourn play of the same title, directed by Michael Winner. Among the movie's cast are Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Richard Briers, and Alexandra Pigg.

  2. A Clown Must Laugh

    A Clown Must Laugh (1936)


    Pagliacci is a 1936 British musical film directed by Karl Grune and starring Richard Tauber, Steffi Duna and Diana Napier. It is an adaptation in English of the 1892 opera Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo. The film is shot partially in color (UFAcolor) and partially in black-and-white.

  3. A Southern Maid

    A Southern Maid (1933)


    A Southern Maid is a 1933 British musical film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Bebe Daniels, Clifford Mollison and Hal Gordon. It is based on the operetta A Southern Maid by Harold Fraser-Simson. A young Spanish woman marries a lowly Englishman, rather than the aristocrat her father had intended, much to his displeasure. It was part of the cycle of operetta films popular in Britain in the mid-1930s.

  4. Absolute Beginners

    Absolute Beginners (1986)


    Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British rock musical film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, featured David Bowie and Sade, and a breakthrough role by Patsy Kensit. The film was screened out of competition at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.

  5. Across the Universe

    Across the Universe (2007)


    Across the Universe is a 2007 American musical romantic drama film directed by Julie Taymor, produced by Revolution Studios, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film's plot is centered on songs by The Beatles. The script is based on an original story credited to Taymor, Dick Clement, and Ian La Frenais. It incorporates 34 compositions originally written by members of The Beatles.

  6. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)


    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a 1972 British musical film based on the Lewis Carroll novel of the same name. It had an ensemble cast and John Barry composed the score.

  7. Along Came Sally

    Along Came Sally (1934)


    Aunt Sally is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Cicely Courtneidge, Sam Hardy and Phyllis Clare. The film was made by Gainsborough Pictures at their Islington Studios.

  8. April Blossoms

    April Blossoms (1934)


    Blossom Time is a 1934 British musical drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Richard Tauber, Jane Baxter and Carl Esmond. It was based on the opera Blossom Time by Heinrich Berte. In nineteenth century Vienna, a composer assists a girl who he is secretly in love with. The film had a London midnight premiere on 10 July 1934, a trade/press showing in Nottingham on 25 July, and opened to the public on 24 August at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, where it ran for seven weeks. The Vienna premiere was at the 'Apollo' on 20 November 1934.

  9. As Long as They're Happy

    As Long as They're Happy (1955)


    As Long as They're Happy is a 1955 British musical comedy film directed by J. Lee Thompson.

  10. Auld Lang Syne

    Auld Lang Syne (1929)

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    Auld Lang Syne (1929) is a British musical film directed by George Pearson and starring Harry Lauder, Dorothy Boyd, and Patrick Aherne. It was originally made as a silent film, but in September 1929 sound was added. It was shot at Cricklewood Studios in Cricklewood, London.

  11. Backstage

    Backstage (1937)


    Limelight is a 1936 British musical film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Arthur Tracy and Jane Winton.

  12. Band Waggon

    Band Waggon (1940)


    Band Waggon is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch and Moore Marriott. It was based on the BBC radio show Band Waggon.

  13. Be My Guest

    Be My Guest (1965)


    Be My Guest is a 1965 British black and white musical film. It was filmed at Pinewood Studios, England. The film is notable for the appearance of Steve Marriott who started out as a child actor before giving up a promising acting career to help form successful rock groups Small Faces and Humble Pie; and for the appearance of Jerry Lee Lewis who was at the peak of his career at the time of filming. It was released as a B movie to support the Morecambe and Wise feature film The Intelligence Men.

  14. Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)


    Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books The Magic Bed Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons (1943) and Bonfires and Broomsticks (1945) by English children's author Mary Norton. The film, which combines live action and animation, stars Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson.

  15. Bees in Paradise

    Bees in Paradise (1944)


    Bees in Paradise is a 1944 British musical comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Arthur Askey, Anne Shelton and Peter Graves. It was produced by Edward Black at Gainsborough Pictures.

  16. Beloved Impostor

    Beloved Impostor (1936)


    Beloved Imposter is a 1936 British musical film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Rene Ray, Fred Conyngham and Germaine Aussey. It was made at Welwyn Studios and released as a quota film by RKO Pictures. It was based on the novel Dancing Boy by Ethel Mannin.

  17. Big Fella

    Big Fella (1937)


    Big Fella is a 1937 British musical drama film directed by J. Elder Wills and starring Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch and Roy Emerton. It is loosely based on the novel Banjo by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay.

  18. Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire

    Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987)


    Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire is a 1985 British musical film starring Phil Daniels and Alun Armstrong. The film was directed by Alan Clarke and written by Trevor Preston.

  19. Bride & Prejudice

    Bride & Prejudice (2004)


    Bride and Prejudice is a 2004 romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges is a Bollywood-style adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was filmed primarily in English, with some Hindi and Punjabi dialogue. The film released in the United States on 11 February 2005 and was well received by film critics.

  20. Bugsy Malone

    Bugsy Malone (1976)


    Bugsy Malone is a 1976 British musical gangster film, directed by Alan Parker. Set in Chicago, the film is loosely based on Chicago events from the early 1920s to 1931 in the Prohibition era, specifically the exploits of gangsters like Al Capone and Bugs Moran, as dramatized in cinema. Featuring only child actors (with singing voices provided by adults), Parker lightened the subject matter considerably for the children's market; in the US the film received a G rating.

  21. Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

    Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)


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  22. Carmen

    Carmen (1932)

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    Carmen is a 1932 British musical film directed by Cecil Lewis and starring Marguerite Namara, Thomas F. Burke and Lance Fairfax. It is an adaptation of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It is also known by the alternative title of Gipsy Blood.

  23. Champagne Charlie

    Champagne Charlie (1944)


    Champagne Charlie is a 1944 British musical film made by Ealing Studios. The original screenplay by Austin Melford, John Dighton, and Angus MacPhail is loosely based on the real life rivalry between George Leybourne, who first performed the song of that name, and Alfred Vance.

  24. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)


    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its songs by the Sherman Brothers. The song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was nominated for an Academy Award.

  25. Chu Chin Chow

    Chu Chin Chow (1934)


    Chu-Chin-Chow is a 1934 British musical film directed by Walter Forde and starring George Robey, Fritz Kortner and Anna May Wong. It was an adaptation of the hit musical Chu Chin Chow by Oscar Asche and Frederick Norton.

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