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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

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

Directors: Stanley Donen

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Adolph Green

Editor: Adrienne Fazan

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Lennie Hayton

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Directors: Jerome Robbins

Producer: Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: Thomas Stanford

Cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp

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

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Noel Langley

Editor: Blanche Sewell

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

Genre: Fantasy, Musical

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Directors: Robert Wise

Producer: Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: Larry Allen

Cinematographer: Ted McCord

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

Producer: Cy Feuer

Writer: Jay Allen

Editor: David Bretherton

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Genre: Drama, Musical

Production Company: ABC Pictures Corp.

MARY POPPINS (1964)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Directors: Robert Stevenson

Writer: Don Da Gradi

Editor: Cotton Warburton

Cinematographer: Edward Colman

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

Producer: Sidney Luft

Writer: Moss Hart

Editor: Folmer Blangsted

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt

Genre: Melodrama, Musical

Production Company: Transcona Enterprises

Composer: Ray Heindorf

MY FAIR LADY (1964)

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Directors: George Cukor

Producer: Jack L. Warner

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

Editor: William Ziegler

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

Editor: William LeVanway

Cinematographer: Alfred Gilks

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

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Irving Brecher

Editor: Albert Akst

Cinematographer: George Folsey

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

Producer: Charles Brackett

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: Robert Simpson

Cinematographer: Leon Shamroy

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

CHICAGO (2002)

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

Directors: Rob Marshall

Producer: Martin Richards

Writer: Bill Condon

Editor: Martin Walsh

Cinematographer: Dion Beebe

Genre: Musical comedy

Production Company: Producer Circle Co.

42ND STREET (1933)

Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent

Directors: Lloyd Bacon

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer: Rian James

Editor: Frank Ware

Cinematographer: Sol Polito

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

Cast: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking

Directors: Bob Fosse

Producer: Daniel Melnick

Writer: Bob Fosse

Editor: Alan Heim

Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno

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

Writer: Dwight Taylor

Editor: William Hamilton

Cinematographer: David Abel

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

Producer: Ray Stark

Writer: Isobel Lennart

Editor: William Sands

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Genre: Biography, Musical

Production Company: Rastar Productions, Inc.

THE BAND WAGON (1953)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Betty Comden

Editor: George White

Cinematographer: Harry Jackson

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

Producer: Jack L. Warner

Writer: Robert Buckner

Editor: George Amy

Cinematographer: Sol Polito

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: Stanley Donen

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Adolph Green

Editor: Ralph E. Winters

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

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

Producer: Robert Stigwood

Writer: Bronté Woodard

Editor: John F. Burnett

Cinematographer: Bill Butler

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

Producer: Jack Cummings

Writer: Albert Hackett

Editor: Ralph E. Winters

Cinematographer: George Folsey

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

Producer: Don Hahn

Editor: John Carnochan

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

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

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

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Editor: Ted J. Kent

Cinematographer: John Mescall

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Universal Productions, Inc.

Composer: Victor Baravalle

MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

Directors: Baz Luhrmann

Producer: Martin Brown

Writer: Baz Luhrmann

Editor: Jill Bilcock

Cinematographer: Donald M. McAlpine

Genre: Musical, Romance

Production Company: Bazmark Films

1. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

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

Directors: Stanley Donen

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Adolph Green

Editor: Adrienne Fazan

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

Composer: Lennie Hayton

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

2. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Directors: Jerome Robbins

Producer: Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: Thomas Stanford

Cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp

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

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Noel Langley

Editor: Blanche Sewell

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

4. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Directors: Robert Wise

Producer: Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: Larry Allen

Cinematographer: Ted McCord

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

5. CABARET (1972)

Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Directors: Bob Fosse

Producer: Cy Feuer

Writer: Jay Allen

Editor: David Bretherton

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Production Company: ABC Pictures Corp.

6. MARY POPPINS (1964)

Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Directors: Robert Stevenson

Writer: Don Da Gradi

Editor: Cotton Warburton

Cinematographer: Edward Colman

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

7. A STAR IS BORN (1954)

Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

Directors: George Cukor

Producer: Sidney Luft

Writer: Moss Hart

Editor: Folmer Blangsted

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt

Composer: Ray Heindorf

Production Company: Transcona Enterprises

8. MY FAIR LADY (1964)

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Directors: George Cukor

Producer: Jack L. Warner

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

Editor: William Ziegler

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

9. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

Editor: William LeVanway

Cinematographer: Alfred Gilks

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

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Irving Brecher

Editor: Albert Akst

Cinematographer: George Folsey

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

Producer: Charles Brackett

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: Robert Simpson

Cinematographer: Leon Shamroy

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

12. CHICAGO (2002)

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

Directors: Rob Marshall

Producer: Martin Richards

Writer: Bill Condon

Editor: Martin Walsh

Cinematographer: Dion Beebe

Production Company: Producer Circle Co.

13. 42ND STREET (1933)

Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent

Directors: Lloyd Bacon

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer: Rian James

Editor: Frank Ware

Cinematographer: Sol Polito

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

14. ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

Cast: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking

Directors: Bob Fosse

Producer: Daniel Melnick

Writer: Bob Fosse

Editor: Alan Heim

Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox , Columbia Pictures

15. TOP HAT (1935)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Directors: Mark Sandrich

Writer: Dwight Taylor

Editor: William Hamilton

Cinematographer: David Abel

Composer: Max Steiner

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

16. FUNNY GIRL (1968)

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Directors: William Wyler

Producer: Ray Stark

Writer: Isobel Lennart

Editor: William Sands

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Production Company: Rastar Productions, Inc.

17. THE BAND WAGON (1953)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Directors: Vincente Minnelli

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Betty Comden

Editor: George White

Cinematographer: Harry Jackson

Composer: Adolph Deutsch

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

18. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Directors: Michael Curtiz

Producer: Jack L. Warner

Writer: Robert Buckner

Editor: George Amy

Cinematographer: Sol Polito

Composer: Leo F. Forbstein

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

19. ON THE TOWN (1949)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Directors: Stanley Donen

Producer: Arthur Freed

Writer: Adolph Green

Editor: Ralph E. Winters

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Composer: Lennie Hayton

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

20. GREASE (1978)

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

Directors: Randal Kleiser

Producer: Robert Stigwood

Writer: Bronté Woodard

Editor: John F. Burnett

Cinematographer: Bill Butler

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

Producer: Jack Cummings

Writer: Albert Hackett

Editor: Ralph E. Winters

Cinematographer: George Folsey

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

Producer: Don Hahn

Editor: John Carnochan

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

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

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

24. SHOW BOAT (1936)

Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

Directors: James Whale

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Editor: Ted J. Kent

Cinematographer: John Mescall

Composer: Victor Baravalle

Production Company: Universal Productions, Inc.

25. MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

Directors: Baz Luhrmann

Producer: Martin Brown

Writer: Baz Luhrmann

Editor: Jill Bilcock

Cinematographer: Donald M. McAlpine

Production Company: Bazmark Films

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