Musicals have been an extremely distinct genre in film-making, there are songs, dances and all those light-hearted comedies. All so entertaining.

Every studio had a distinct type of musicals defined by their star actors and actresses. Paramount Pictures had Maurice Chalvier directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Columbia had Rita Hayworth from "Pal Joey" (1957), which was enough for them. Warner Brothers had Bubsy Bekerly as the dance choreographer. MGM was the best, with a spread of talents from Howard Keel to Gene Kelly to Judy Garland to Fred Astaire from the 40s to 50s. They were swelling. So is this genre.

An American in Paris
Calamity Jane
Easter Parade
Fiddler on the Roof
Funny Face
Kiss Me Kate
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady
Swing Time
Top Hat
The Wizard of Oz

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