Its reputation is as the most intellectual of musicals, lacking big musical production numbers in favor of lines like “The Rain in Spain is Mostly on the Plain.”
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This sweeping story of a huge Texas cattle ranch over several decades lives up to its name, but I think falls short of its clear ambition to be “Gone With the Wind, but as a Western.”
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
If Frank Capra’s particular brand of idealistic American mythmaking feels dated today, that may be more our problem than his.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
This all-timer of a movie musical is completely bonkers, but still impresses through sheer strength of will (and dancing)