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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Directors: Gene Kelly|57646||Stanley Donen|141911

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Adolph Green|7584||Betty Comden|20352

Editor: Adrienne Fazan|7719

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Lennie Hayton

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Directors: Robert Wise|132871||Jerome Robbins|81687

Producer: Robert Wise|132871

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: Thomas Stanford|146614

Cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp|35525

Genre: Drama, Musical

Production Company: Beta Productions, The Mirisch Company, Inc., Seven Arts Productions, Inc., B & P Enterprises, Inc.

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Directors: Victor Fleming|150912||King Vidor|94180

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy|111088

Writer: Noel Langley|118020||Florence Ryerson|51700||Edgar Allan Woolf|43800||Noel Langley|118020

Editor: Blanche Sewell|22291

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106

Genre: Fantasy, Musical

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Directors: Robert Wise|132871

Producer: Robert Wise|132871

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: William Reynolds|156300||Larry Allen|95449

Cinematographer: Ted McCord|144800

Genre: Drama, Musical

Production Company: Argyle Enterprises, Inc., Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

CABARET (1972)

Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Directors: Bob Fosse|22625

Producer: Martin Baum|214355||Cy Feuer|34518

Writer: Jay Allen|218210

Editor: David Bretherton|36200

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth|58045

Genre: Drama, Musical

Production Company: ABC Pictures Corp.

MARY POPPINS (1964)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Directors: Robert Stevenson|108426

Writer: Bill Walsh|921385||Don Da Gradi|879993

Editor: Cotton Warburton|180198

Cinematographer: Edward Colman|282975

Genre: Children's works, Musical comedy

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

A STAR IS BORN (1954)

Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Directors: George Cukor|123059

Producer: Sidney Luft|421935

Writer: Moss Hart|933016

Editor: Folmer Blangsted|173326

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt|300412||Winton Hoch|301748||Harry Stradling|301759

Genre: Melodrama, Musical

Production Company: Transcona Enterprises

Composer: Ray Heindorf

MY FAIR LADY (1964)

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Directors: George Cukor|58446

Producer: Jack L. Warner|76481

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner|8980

Editor: William Ziegler|156662

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling|67250

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli|151450

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner|8980

Editor: Adrienne Fazan|7719||William LeVanway|155964

Cinematographer: Alfred Gilks|10466

Genre: Musical, Romance

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Johnny Green

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1945)

Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Directors: Vincente Minnelli|151450

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Irving Brecher|73259||Fred F. Finklehoffe|55547

Editor: Albert Akst|9030

Cinematographer: George Folsey|58601

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: George Stoll

THE KING AND I (1956)

Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

Directors: Walter Lang|153485

Producer: Charles Brackett|29073

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: Robert Simpson|132623

Cinematographer: Leon Shamroy|97555

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

CHICAGO (2002)

Cast: Taye Diggs, Cliff Saunders, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Directors: Rob Marshall|183389

Producer: Martin Richards|184378||Craig Zadan|184379||Neil Meron|184380||Sam Crothers|184381||Bob Weinstein|174487||Dan Gallagher|185450||Michael Milton|186579

Writer: Bill Condon|184377

Editor: Martin Walsh|184387

Cinematographer: Dion Beebe|184385||Peter Benison|123729||Michael Kohnhorst|186179||James Chressanthis|186309||Jens Sturup|186319

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Producer Circle Co.

42ND STREET (1933)

Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent

Directors: Lloyd Bacon|99867

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck|35873

Writer: Rian James|129416||James Seymour|78196

Editor: Frank Ware|54171||Thomas Pratt|146586

Cinematographer: Sol Polito|141255

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

Cast: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking

Directors: Bob Fosse|22625

Producer: Robert Alan Aurthur|132937||Daniel Melnick|226284

Writer: Robert Alan Aurthur|132937||Bob Fosse|22625

Editor: Alan Heim|8793

Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno|62040||Dick DiBona|317445

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical comedy

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox , Columbia Pictures

TOP HAT (1935)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Directors: Mark Sandrich|107481

Writer: Dwight Taylor|41879||Allan Scott|11280||Dwight Taylor|41879||Karl Noti|92127

Editor: William Hamilton|155729

Cinematographer: David Abel|36118

Genre: Musical, Romantic comedy

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

FUNNY GIRL (1968)

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Directors: William Wyler|156648

Producer: Ray Stark|128003

Writer: Isobel Lennart|73656

Editor: Maury Winetrobe|110007||William Sands|156350

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling|67250

Genre: Biography, Musical

Production Company: Rastar Productions, Inc.

THE BAND WAGON (1953)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli|151450

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Betty Comden|20352||Adolph Green|7584

Editor: Albert Akst|9030||George White|59633

Cinematographer: Harry Jackson|66842||George Folsey|58601

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Adolph Deutsch

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Directors: Michael Curtiz|117442

Producer: Jack L. Warner|419457||Hal B. Wallis|419458

Writer: Robert Buckner|929995||Edmund Joseph|929996

Editor: George Amy|184605

Cinematographer: James Wong Howe|278087||Sol Polito|268721

Genre: Biography, Musical

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Leo F. Forbstein

ON THE TOWN (1949)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Directors: Gene Kelly|57646||Stanley Donen|141911

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Adolph Green|7584||Betty Comden|20352

Editor: Ralph E. Winters|127275

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106||Harry Stradling|67250

Genre: Musical comedy, Romance

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Lennie Hayton

GREASE (1978)

Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Directors: Randal Kleiser|130866

Producer: Robert Stigwood|428332||Allan Carr|428333

Writer: Bronté Woodard|938298||Allan Carr|938299

Editor: John F. Burnett|190936

Cinematographer: Bill Butler|309623

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Allan Carr Enterprises, Inc., Stigwood Group, Ltd.

Composer: Charles Fox

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954)

Cast: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Directors: Stanley Donen|141911

Producer: Jack Cummings|75340

Writer: Albert Hackett|9163||Frances Goodrich|52307||Dorothy Kingsley|40995

Editor: Ralph E. Winters|127275

Cinematographer: George Folsey|58601

Genre: Musical comedy, Romance

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Gene de Paul

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)

Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Directors: Gary Trousdale|234419||Kirk Wise|234420

Producer: Don Hahn|229828||Howard Ashman|223756

Editor: John Carnochan|237985

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures , Silver Screen Partners IV

GUYS AND DOLLS (1955)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz|89920

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn|138284

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz|89920

Editor: Daniel Mandell|35426

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling|67250

Genre: Musical, Romantic comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

SHOW BOAT (1936)

Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

Directors: James Whale|78327

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.|26765

Writer: Billie Burke|21743

Editor: Ted J. Kent|144939||Bernard W. Burton|19557||Maurice Pivar|109846

Cinematographer: John Mescall|86460

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Universal Productions, Inc.

Composer: Victor Baravalle

MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

Directors: Baz Luhrmann|173616

Producer: Martin Brown|107922||Baz Luhrmann|173616||Fred Baron|173986

Writer: Baz Luhrmann|173616||Craig Pearce|173994

Editor: Jill Bilcock|173991

Cinematographer: Donald M. McAlpine|173993||Steve Dobson|176903

Genre: Musical, Romance

Production Company: Bazmark Films

1. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Directors: Gene Kelly|57646||Stanley Donen|141911

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Adolph Green|7584||Betty Comden|20352

Editor: Adrienne Fazan|7719

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106

Composer: Lennie Hayton

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

2. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Directors: Robert Wise|132871||Jerome Robbins|81687

Producer: Robert Wise|132871

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: Thomas Stanford|146614

Cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp|35525

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

Production Company: Beta Productions, The Mirisch Company, Inc., Seven Arts Productions, Inc., B & P Enterprises, Inc.

3. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Directors: Victor Fleming|150912||King Vidor|94180

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy|111088

Writer: Noel Langley|118020||Florence Ryerson|51700||Edgar Allan Woolf|43800||Noel Langley|118020

Editor: Blanche Sewell|22291

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

4. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Directors: Robert Wise|132871

Producer: Robert Wise|132871

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: William Reynolds|156300||Larry Allen|95449

Cinematographer: Ted McCord|144800

Production Company: Argyle Enterprises, Inc., Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

5. CABARET (1972)

Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Directors: Bob Fosse|22625

Producer: Martin Baum|214355||Cy Feuer|34518

Writer: Jay Allen|218210

Editor: David Bretherton|36200

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth|58045

Production Company: ABC Pictures Corp.

6. MARY POPPINS (1964)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Directors: Robert Stevenson|108426

Writer: Bill Walsh|921385||Don Da Gradi|879993

Editor: Cotton Warburton|180198

Cinematographer: Edward Colman|282975

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

7. A STAR IS BORN (1954)

Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Directors: George Cukor|123059

Producer: Sidney Luft|421935

Writer: Moss Hart|933016

Editor: Folmer Blangsted|173326

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt|300412||Winton Hoch|301748||Harry Stradling|301759

Composer: Ray Heindorf

Production Company: Transcona Enterprises

8. MY FAIR LADY (1964)

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Directors: George Cukor|58446

Producer: Jack L. Warner|76481

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner|8980

Editor: William Ziegler|156662

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling|67250

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

9. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli|151450

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner|8980

Editor: Adrienne Fazan|7719||William LeVanway|155964

Cinematographer: Alfred Gilks|10466

Composer: Johnny Green

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

10. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1945)

Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Directors: Vincente Minnelli|151450

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Irving Brecher|73259||Fred F. Finklehoffe|55547

Editor: Albert Akst|9030

Cinematographer: George Folsey|58601

Composer: George Stoll

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

11. THE KING AND I (1956)

Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

Directors: Walter Lang|153485

Producer: Charles Brackett|29073

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: Robert Simpson|132623

Cinematographer: Leon Shamroy|97555

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

12. CHICAGO (2002)

Cast: Taye Diggs, Cliff Saunders, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Directors: Rob Marshall|183389

Producer: Martin Richards|184378||Craig Zadan|184379||Neil Meron|184380||Sam Crothers|184381||Bob Weinstein|174487||Dan Gallagher|185450||Michael Milton|186579

Writer: Bill Condon|184377

Editor: Martin Walsh|184387

Cinematographer: Dion Beebe|184385||Peter Benison|123729||Michael Kohnhorst|186179||James Chressanthis|186309||Jens Sturup|186319

Production Company: Producer Circle Co.

13. 42ND STREET (1933)

Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent

Directors: Lloyd Bacon|99867

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck|35873

Writer: Rian James|129416||James Seymour|78196

Editor: Frank Ware|54171||Thomas Pratt|146586

Cinematographer: Sol Polito|141255

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

14. ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

Cast: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking

Directors: Bob Fosse|22625

Producer: Robert Alan Aurthur|132937||Daniel Melnick|226284

Writer: Robert Alan Aurthur|132937||Bob Fosse|22625

Editor: Alan Heim|8793

Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno|62040||Dick DiBona|317445

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox , Columbia Pictures

15. TOP HAT (1935)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Directors: Mark Sandrich|107481

Writer: Dwight Taylor|41879||Allan Scott|11280||Dwight Taylor|41879||Karl Noti|92127

Editor: William Hamilton|155729

Cinematographer: David Abel|36118

Composer: Max Steiner

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

16. FUNNY GIRL (1968)

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Directors: William Wyler|156648

Producer: Ray Stark|128003

Writer: Isobel Lennart|73656

Editor: Maury Winetrobe|110007||William Sands|156350

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling|67250

Production Company: Rastar Productions, Inc.

17. THE BAND WAGON (1953)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli|151450

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Betty Comden|20352||Adolph Green|7584

Editor: Albert Akst|9030||George White|59633

Cinematographer: Harry Jackson|66842||George Folsey|58601

Composer: Adolph Deutsch

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

18. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Directors: Michael Curtiz|117442

Producer: Jack L. Warner|419457||Hal B. Wallis|419458

Writer: Robert Buckner|929995||Edmund Joseph|929996

Editor: George Amy|184605

Cinematographer: James Wong Howe|278087||Sol Polito|268721

Composer: Leo F. Forbstein

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

19. ON THE TOWN (1949)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Directors: Gene Kelly|57646||Stanley Donen|141911

Producer: Arthur Freed|15901

Writer: Adolph Green|7584||Betty Comden|20352

Editor: Ralph E. Winters|127275

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106||Harry Stradling|67250

Composer: Lennie Hayton

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

20. GREASE (1978)

Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Directors: Randal Kleiser|130866

Producer: Robert Stigwood|428332||Allan Carr|428333

Writer: Bronté Woodard|938298||Allan Carr|938299

Editor: John F. Burnett|190936

Cinematographer: Bill Butler|309623

Composer: Charles Fox

Production Company: Allan Carr Enterprises, Inc., Stigwood Group, Ltd.

21. SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954)

Cast: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Directors: Stanley Donen|141911

Producer: Jack Cummings|75340

Writer: Albert Hackett|9163||Frances Goodrich|52307||Dorothy Kingsley|40995

Editor: Ralph E. Winters|127275

Cinematographer: George Folsey|58601

Composer: Gene de Paul

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

22. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)

Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Directors: Gary Trousdale|234419||Kirk Wise|234420

Producer: Don Hahn|229828||Howard Ashman|223756

Editor: John Carnochan|237985

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures , Silver Screen Partners IV

23. GUYS AND DOLLS (1955)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz|89920

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn|138284

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz|89920

Editor: Daniel Mandell|35426

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling|67250

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

24. SHOW BOAT (1936)

Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

Directors: James Whale|78327

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.|26765

Writer: Billie Burke|21743

Editor: Ted J. Kent|144939||Bernard W. Burton|19557||Maurice Pivar|109846

Cinematographer: John Mescall|86460

Composer: Victor Baravalle

Production Company: Universal Productions, Inc.

25. MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

Directors: Baz Luhrmann|173616

Producer: Martin Brown|107922||Baz Luhrmann|173616||Fred Baron|173986

Writer: Baz Luhrmann|173616||Craig Pearce|173994

Editor: Jill Bilcock|173991

Cinematographer: Donald M. McAlpine|173993||Steve Dobson|176903

Production Company: Bazmark Films

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