Musical Comedies That'll Make You Laugh and Sing ...

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Are you a fan of musical comedies?

This mix of songs and humor was particularly popular in the Forties and Fifties, with stars like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Doris Day singing and dancing their way through charming, feel-good stories.

They're the kind of thing you can watch with all ages.

So when you fancy an enjoyable evening's viewing that will leave you smiling and singing along, watch these musical comedies …

1. The Producers

One of my favorite musical comedies is The Producers, originally filmed in the Sixties but recently remade.

It's also been very successfully adapted for the stage.

The Producers is about well, two producers who decide that they'll make more money with a stage flop … but will their plan succeed?

2. Singin' in the Rain

If you haven't yet seen this classic musical about sound coming to the movies, do.

I watched it for the first time on the big screen recently, and it's both charming and funny.

You'll know the famous title song, but you shouldn't miss Donald O'Connor's wonderful energetic routine during 'Make 'Em Laugh'.

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Did you know that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is the movie in which Marilyn Monroe sings 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'?

She may or may not be right, but she's not the only star in this enjoyable comedy musical.

You can also catch Jane Russell asking 'Ain't There Anyone Here For Love?'

4. The Band Wagon

Fred Astaire had been making musicals for 20 years by the time he starred in The Bnad Wagon, and he hadn't lost any of his magic.

His partner in this movie is Cyd Charisse, an amazing dancer.

She truly has the most amazing legs you'll ever see!

Like many musicals it's about show business.

5. Funny Face

Fred Astaire again, partnered this time with the elfin Audrey Hepburn in the story of a clerk in a bookstore discovered by a fashion photographer.

They might seem an odd pair, but it is a musical after all - and what matters is the songs and the charm of the story.2

Bugsy Malone
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