Musical Movies on YouTube

Full-length Musicals you can watch free on YouTube right now

This Knol is a list of movies (musicals) you can watch free on YouTube, brought to you by Will Johnson


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The Great Ziegfeld (1936) musical drama starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer (playlist - complete)
    Also notice Frank Morgan, Fannie Brice, and Ray Bolger
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1936
    Myrna Loy plays the real "Billie Burke".  Billie as you know was "Glinda the Good Witch of Oz"
    While "Billings" is played by Frank Morgan who was the "Wizard", and Ray Bolger plays as himself!
    Fannie Brice of course was the real-life "Funny Lady" that Barbara Streisand's movie biographed.
Showboat (1936) starring Irene Dunne
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
    Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), musical starring Shirley Temple, and Randolph Scott
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 (complete)
Ziegfeld Girl (1941), produced by Pandro Berman
    starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner
    (also notice Jackie Cooper and Edward Everett Horton)
Girl Crazy (1943) starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
Cover Girl (1944) starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), musical romance
    directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13
    (Trivia: Notice June Lockhart, later best-known as the mother in
    the TV-series "Lassie" 1958-1964 and the TV-series "Lost in Space" 1965-68.)
On the Town (1949) starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Vera Ellen, and Betty Garret
Lullaby of Broadway (1951), musical, starring Doris Day, Gene Nelson
Belles on their Toes (1952), musical comedy
    starring Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Edward Arnold
    also notice Hoagy Carmichael
    (Trivia: Jeffrey Hunter is well-known to some as "Capt. Christopher Pike" on the pilot for Star Trek)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T (1952) musical fantasy added 17 Sep 09
    Screen play, story and conception by Dr Seuss
    starring Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conreid
A boy condemned to practice the piano, daydreams a fantasy world.  In it his mother has been hypnotized by his piano teacher an evil genius who has imprisoned hundreds of other boys so he can create his masterpiece in which they all play an enormous piano simultaneously.
    family entertainment

Guys and Dolls (1955) starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, and Frank Sinatra.
Funny Face (1957) musical (playlist complete)
    starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson
Damn Yankees (1958) starring Tab Hunter, Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon
Babes in Toyland (1961), Walt Disney musical fantasy (playlist - complete)
    starring Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn
Gypsy (1962) biography musical starring Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell
The story of burlesque-era stripper Gypsy Rose Lee (Natalie Wood) and her mother as played by Rosaline Russell. Some great music from this film.
    (Note: several parts of this have been removed as of 16 Mar 2009)
The Music Man (1962) musical romance comedy starring Shirley Jones
    (Trivia: Shirley Jones is perhaps most well-known today as the mother on "The Partridge Family")
A con man comes to town to boost a town band so he can sell instruments.  However he ends up falling in love with Shirley Jones.

Bye Bye Birdie (1963) musical comedy (playlist - complete) added 11 Aug 09
    starring Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Ed Sullivan
    Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, (also notice Paul Lynde)
Teen-idol singer Conrad Birdie is drafted and girls everywhere protest.  Dick Van Dyke is a song writer upset by the news.  Janet Leigh is Dick's love interest trying to also get him a big break by Conrad singing a Van Dyke song on the Ed Sullivan show.  Ann-Margret is selected as the lucky girl who gets to give Conrad his send-off kiss.  Paul Lynde in a cameo as Ann-Margret's father.  Wow man it's super fab (but a little bit more than silly also).  So if you want light and silly, hey this is your movie!  Ann-Margret saves the film from complete vapidity playing a near-delirious teen-ager .
    The song "Put On A Happy Face" features in this movie.
Summer Magic (1963) live-action Disney musical comedy (playlist - complete) added 14 Aug 09
    starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Deborah Walley
A wealthy widow with three children, suddenly left poor, moves to a small cottage in Maine

Mary Poppins (1964), fantasy musical added (again) 7 Dec 2010, produced by Walt Disney
    starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
    also starring Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson, Ed Wynn
Julie Andrews, possessing magical powers, becomes the nanny for two small children, whose father is a stiff, straight-laced banker, and whose mother is a slightly-ditsy Suffragette.  Dick Van Dyke plays her sometime boyfriend.  Ed Wynn in a small part as "Uncle Albert", whose uncontrollable laughing makes him float.
A Hard Day's Night (1964) musical comedy added 04 Aug 09
    starring The Beatles (John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney)
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
    A musical comedy purporting to be a typical day in the Beatles' life.
Help! (1965) musical comedy added 04 Aug 09
    starring The Beatles (John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney)
Cinderella (1965) made-for-TV live-action movie musical fantasy romance added 15 Sep 09
    starring Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet, Stuart Damon as the Prince
    and introducing Lesley Ann Warren as Cinderella
The story you already know, this live-action version with Rodgers and Hammerstein's music.

Scrooge (1970) fantasy musical classic literature (playlist - complete)
    starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More
  • Warning: Although this is a "musical", the music was so utterly horrible it made my ears bleed.  You are welcome to fast-forward through it.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) tear-jerker musical
    Quite possibly one of the best films ever made.  It blows my mind every time I see it.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 6A, Part 7, Part 8, Part 8A, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
    Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21 (complete)
    (Trivia: Of the cast, only Yvonne Elliman who plays Mary Magdalene found later critical success.)
Tommy (1975), starring Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Eric Clapton
     John Entwistle, Tina Turner, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, Jack Nicholson
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (incomplete)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986), musical-comedy-horror starring Rick Moranis

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James S. Kim - 10 Apr 2009