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Wilson Southern Middle School Library: Musical Movies

Movie Musical

MoviesSouthern Middle Students will need to view and complete a project based on a musical movie for Music Class.  Southern Library has a huge collection of DVD titles, and a few on VHS, too - if you still have the equipment to play a tape. You may check out your movie at the circulation desk.   When you are looking for information to complete your report be sure to check out the links on this page - they will be a great help !

Movie Musicals

Movie musicals
Sorted by Call Number / Author.
DVD 791.4 EDE

Edelson, Edward. GREAT MOVIE SPECTACULARS. Doubleday, 1976.
Looks at the stories behind the great movie epics - the silent movie spectaculars, the swashbucklers, the westerns, the musicals, and the current wave of disaster films.

DVD 791.4 FUN

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Widescreen ed. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2000.
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford. Movie adaptation of Broadway musical comedy about a Roman slave trying to get free.

DVD 791.43 ANN

ANNIE. Special anniversary ed. Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2003.
Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann, Aileen Quinn. The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks.

DVD 791.43 HIG

High school musical. Encore ed. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment :, c2006.
Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Alyson Reed, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn. A popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer secretly decide to audition for their school's musical, a decision that turns their world and their school upside down.

DVD 791.43 MEE

Meet me in St. Louis. Special ed. [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ;, 2004.
Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main. Story of a family at the 1903 World's Fair.

DVD 791.43 WES

West side story. [Standard format]. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2003, c1961.
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris. A musical retelling of the "Romeo and Juliet" story set in 1950s New York City, in which Tony, a former member of the Anglo street gang the Jets, falls tragically in love with Maria, the innocent sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Sharks. Includes original theatrical trailer.

DVD 791.43 WIZ

THE WIZARD OF OZ. Burbank, CA : Time Warner Entertainment, 1939.
Contains a behind the scenes documentary and original movie trailers. Based on L. Frank Baum's treasured book, this film invites you to travel down the yellow brick road to Emerald City.

DVD 791.43 WIZ

THE WIZARD OF OZ. Burbank, CA : Time Warner Entertainment, 1939 (movie).
Based on L. Frank Baum's treasured book, this film invites you to travel down the yellow brick road to Emerald City. Also contains: footage of the making of the Wizard of Oz, theatrical trailers, outtakes and deleted scenes, behind the scenes information, OZ history, and OZ afterlife.


Fantasia : Fantasia 2000. [Widescreen and standard format], Special ed. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2010.
Fantasia (125 min.) -- Fantasia 2000 (75 min.). A special DVD edition featuring both the original Fantasia (1940), Walt Disney's daring experiment combining animation and classical music, and the new Fantasia 2000. Includes music by Beethoven, Bach, Stravinsky, and George Gershwin. Classic scenes as dancing hippos, flying whales, and Mickey Mouse appearing as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice.".


Guys and dolls. Widescreen format. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2000, c1955.
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, B.S. Pully, Johnny Silver. New York City gambler Sky Masterson bets his friend and fellow gambler Nathan Detroit that he can seduce the pretty Salvation Army missionary who has set up shop in the neighborhood, but what started out as a challenge for Masterson soon turns into true love.


High school musical 3 : senior year. Widescreen format, Extended ed. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2009.
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, Tony and Gabriella stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.


High school musical 2. Standard format, Extended ed. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, c2007.
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Mark L. Taylor. Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor spend their summer vacation working at a country club founded by Ryan and Sharpay's family, but the club's annual talent show is threatened when Sharpay dumps Ryan as a singing partner and woos Troy into joining her onstage, which upsets Gabriella.


The music man. Standard format. Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Entertainment :, 2003, 2002.
Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Monk, David Aaron Baker, Linda Kash, Patrick McKenna, Victor Garber, Molly Shannon. Presents a made-for-television adaptation of the Broadway musical in which a fast-talking instrument salesman poses as a professor to drum up business by convincing the people of small River City, Iowa, to start a marching band.


The phantom of the opera. Widescreen ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2005, c2004.
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Simon Callow, Ciaran Hinds, Jennifer Ellison, James Fleet, Victor McGuire, Kevin R. McNally, Murray Melvin, Minnie Driver. Professor Petry, a talented composer who was disfigured in a fire set by Lord D'Arcy, roams around the underground chambers of the Opera Populaire, a 19th century Parisian opera house and tutors a young singer who rises quickly to stardom.


South Pacific. Standard format. Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Video, c[2001].
Glenn Close, Harry Connick, Jr., Rade Sherbedgia, Jack Thompson, Lori Tan Chinn, Natalie Mendoza, Robert Pastorelli. During World War II, a naive young Navy nurse and an older French plantation owner meet and fall in love on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. A young soldier and a beautiful native girl also fall in love, while a scheming sailor and a native queen of the black market spar.


Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory. [Widescreen format, 40th anniversary ed.]. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2011.
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Dodo Denney, Paris Themmen. Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer.

VT 782.14 LES

LES MISERABLES IN CONCERT. Burbank, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1996, c1995.
The complete concert version of the musical about Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who is pursued relentlessly by his nemesis Inspector Javet even as he tries to help the doomed Fantine & her daughter Cosette. One cassette, 160 minutes).

VT 791.43 ANN

ANNIE. Culver City, CA : Columbia/TriStar, 1982.
Annie is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of a life outside her dreary orphanage.

VT 791.43 ANN

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers, 1950.
A brawling boy-meets-girl rivalry telling the tale of Annie Oakley in this Irving Berlin classic.

VT 791.43 BRIG

BRIGADOON. MGM Home Entertainment, 1954.
VHS, color, stereo, approx. 1 hour 48 minutes. Contains original theatrical trailer. Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse recapture the other worldly charm of the 18th century Scottish Highlands.

VT 791.43 BYE


VT 791.43 BYE

Souther Jr. High School's student production of the famous musical.

VT 791.43 CAM

CAMELOT. Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers, 1967.
The legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table set to music by Lerner and Lowe.

VT 791.43 CAR

CAROUSEL. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Home Video, 1956.
Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones experience the miraculous power of love in this inspiring Rodger's and Hammerstein masterpiece. Features the songs "If I loved you" and "You'll never walk alone".

VT 791.43 FID

Fiddler on the Roof. Bulver City, CA : Mirisch Productions, Inc., 1971.
Internationally acclaimed star Topol gives the performance of a lifetime in this uplifting musical that earned 8 Academy Award nominations and three Oscars. Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman and with five unmarried daughters to support in Czarist Russia, deals with a sharp-tongued wife and growing anti-Semitism in the village. Tevye talks to God about his troubles.

VT 791.43 FUN

FUNNY GIRL. Culver City, CA : Columbia/TriStar, 1968.
Barbra Streisand sparkles in her role as Fanny Brice, detailing Brice's life from the Lower East Side of New York City to her fame as a performer in the Ziegfield Follies.

VT 791.43 FUN

FUNNY LADY. Culver City, CA : Columbia/TriStar, 1974.
Follows the career of Fanny Brice from the Great Depression through the rest of her career. Stars Barbra Streisand.

VT 791.43 GRE

GREASE. Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Video, 1988.
This 20th anniversary edition of the film made about the fabulous 50's includes retrospective interviews with famous cast members. Rated PG.

VT 791.43 JOS

Follows the rags to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and one coat of many colors.

VT 791.43 KIN

THE KING AND I. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Home Video, 1956.
Tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam to the royal court as a schhool teacher in the 1860's. Winner of six Academy Awards.

VT 791.43 KIS

KISS ME KATE. Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment/Warner Home Video, 1953.
When two squabbling 20th century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew", life imitates art and art imitates life. Starring Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson.

VT 791.43 MEE

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Burbank, CA : Time Warner, 1944/94.
MGM's classic musical about a family living in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904 and eager for the World's Fair. Staring Judy Garland.

VT 791.43 MUS

THE MUSIC MAN. Warner Brothers Home Video, 1962.
Film adaptation of Broadway smash play featuring a documentary on the making of the Music Man, the original movie trailer, and an introduction by Shirley Jones.

VT 791.43 MYF

MY FAIR LADY. Los Angeles, CA : CBS Video, 1964.
Two tapes, color, VHS, 170 minutes. 8 Academy Awards.

VT 791.43 OLI

OLIVER. Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar, 1968.
Charles Dickens' classic tale of a waif in 19th century England comes alive brilliantly in this award winning movie Rated G.

VT 791.43 ROD

VHS, color, 100 min., documentary. Host Shirley Jones takes viewers on a behind the scenes tour of "State Fair", "Oklahoma", "Carousel", "The King and I", "South Pacific", "Flower Drum Song", and "The Sound of Music".

VT 791.43 SCR

SCROOGE. Beverly Hills, CA : Fox Video, 1970.
The spirit of Christmas becomes a musical celebration of life in this rousing adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved family clasic, A Christmas Carol. Rated G.

VT 791.43 SHO

SHOWBOAT. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1951.
A grand saga of riverboat lives and loves.

VT 791.43 SOU

The SOUND OF MUSIC. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Home Vidoe, 1965.
VHS, color 175 minutes. The heartwarming, inspirational and true story of the Trapp Family Singers. The Rodgers and Hammerstein production winner of 5 Academy Awards. Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

VT 791.43 SOU

SOUTH PACIFIC. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Home Video, 1958.
VHS, color, 157 min. Tender romance and an immortal score by Rodgers and Hammerstein are set against the dark backdrop of a world at war in this lush and passionate musical classic. Starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi.

VT 791.43 STA

STATE FAIR. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Home Video, 1945.
Tells of the adventures of the Frake family at the Iowa State Fair. Contains Academy Award winning song "It might as well be Spring".

VT 791.43 THE

THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Home Video, 1953.
Marilyn Monroe and an all-star cast are featured in this Irving Berlin tuneful depiction of the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family,.

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