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More Singing! More Dancing!
List creator: AKrizman
Created on: September 11, 2005 - 3:33 PM PDT
Description: Non-musicals and their musical counterpart. (No story is too depressing for musicals.)

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Liliom (1934)
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  An abusive and manipulative deadbeat returns to Earth for one day after he dies to make amends. He does so by explaining to his daughter that hitting is just his quirky way of expressing his affection.
Carousel (1956)
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Not Rated
  Same story; only this time with more singing and dancing.
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A Star Is Born (1937)
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  A woman with aspirations of becoming a famous movie star moves to Hollywood only to get trapped in an oppressive marriage to an irresponsible boozer.
A Star Is Born (1954)
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  Same story; only this time with more singing and dancing.
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Pygmalion (Criterion Collection) (1938)
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  An elitist snob exploits an under-privileged street dweller in order to win a bet.
My Fair Lady (1964)
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  Same story; only this time with more singing and dancing.
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Roxie Hart (1942)
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  An aspiring stage performer hopes to use her husband's murder as a way of jump starting her career.
Chicago (2002)
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  Ginger Rogers was in Roxie Hart, so there already was some dancing, but this version has singing and even more dancing.
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Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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Not Rated
  An English school teacher convinces the King of Siam that cultural emperialism is a better option than the more traditional military occupation variety.
The King and I (1956)
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  Same story; only this time...
Well... you get the joke.
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Oliver Twist (Criterion Collection) (1948)
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Oliver! (1968)
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  An orphan escapes an exploitive labor camp only to get involved in a band of street thugs.
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The Matchmaker (1958)
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Hello, Dolly! (1969)
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  A gold-digging woman deceives a rich man into marrying her.
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The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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  A flower shop employee resorts to murder to feed his man-eating plant.
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The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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  A jealous ex tries to sabotage his former wife's new wedding plans by smuggling paparazzi in.
High Society (1956)
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  Singing and dancing courtesy of Cole Porter
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The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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  Franco Zeffirelli interprets William Shakespeare: In an attempt to win her dowry, a man marries an independent woman and successfully breaks her spirit so she concedes to being subservient to him.
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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  Cole Porter again.
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
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  Zeffirelli/Shakespeare again: Two teenagers in love conspire to marry despite their fueding family's objections. Tragedy ensues.
West Side Story (Special Edition) (1961)
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Not Rated
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Lost Horizon (1937)
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  The 1973 musical version is not yet available on DVD.
The American Film Theatre: Lost in the Stars (1974)
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  A non-musical version of this movie (Cry Beloved Country starring James Earl Jones) is available on DVD from RedCine, but not GreenCine (ahem).

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