Celebrating 1,000 films in Dweemeister’s Movie Odyssey

10 musicals (left-right, descending… individual songs are linked in the titles)

42nd Street (1933) - directed by Lloyd bacon and Busby Berkeley; starring Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, and Ginger Rogers; music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin

Swing Time (1936) - directed by George Stevens; starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; music by Jerome Kern

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) - directed by Vincente Minnelli; starring Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien; music by various MGM composers and lyricists

Anchors Aweigh (1945) - directed by George Sidney; starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly; musical direction by Georgie Stoll, orchestrations by Axel Stordahl, and incidental music by Calvin Jackson

Gigi (1958) - directed by Vincente Minnelli; starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, and Hermione Gingold; music by Frederick Loewe

West Side Story (1961) - directed by Robert Wise and Jerom Robbins; starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris; music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The Music Man (1962) - directed and produced by Morton DaCosta; starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, and Paul Ford; music by Meredith Wilson

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) - directed by William Ashe; starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello; music by Les Baxter

Hello, Dolly! (1969) - directed by Gene Kelly, starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, and Danny Lockin; music by Jerry Herman

Beauty and the Beast (1991) - directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise; starring Paige O’hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury; music by Alan Menken

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