As soon as sound was introduced to the movies, the movie musical was born. The musical was one of the most popular movie entertainments from the 1930s through to the 50s, before falling out of favour at the end of the 60s for audiences now being weened on Vietnam, race riots, political assassinations, flower power and psychedelia. The musical still continued onwards, albeit in a different form, with various efforts such as "Cabaret", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Grease", "Hair", "All That Jazz" and "The Blues Brothers" appearing over the next decade. More recently, "Moulin Rouge" and particularly "Chicago" hark back to the glory days of the musical. Right: Liza Minnelli does "Cabaret"
This elaborate musical re-telling of Dickens' Christmas story is based on a stage version that was performed for ten consecutive years in New York's M... Read more
This classic Bing Crosby Double Feature begins with 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' (1949). Adapted from Mark Twain's story, Bing is a... Read more
This adaptation of the Broadway musical hit about a conniving slave in ancient Rome features comedy legends Zero Mostel (re-creating his Tony award-wi... Read more
Stephen Sondheim's musical, based on Ingmar Bergman's film "Smiles of a Summer Night," receives a lavish big-screen adaptation. The story concerns the... Read more
The late Robert Altman's swansong is this whimsical tribute to radio shows of days gone by. Scripted by Garrison Keillor (who plays himself in the fi... Read more