Memorable musical movies through the years

The song ‘Happy Talk’ from South Pacific. [Image source/Rodgers & Hammerstein YouTube video]
The song ‘Happy Talk’ from South Pacific. [Image source/Rodgers & Hammerstein YouTube video]

Movies that use music and song to narrate the story have a special charm and viewers never forget those songs.

1

'An American in Paris'

This movie from 1951 stars Gene Kelly and it won six Academy awards in 1952 including that of best picture. It has a 17-minute ballet sequence that makes it unique. An "American in Paris" is a movie by Vincente Minnelli and in the ballet sequence, Kelly and costar Leslie Caron dance through Paris cityscapes to music by George Gershwin.

2

'South Pacific'

It is difficult to imagine a musical against the backdrop of World War II but South Pacific of 1958 is just that. The legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein created the movie. It became a hit with its songs set against the breathtaking views of the South Pacific and enthralled viewers.

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