Selected film musicals and their songs 1929-1947 + A Star is Born (1954)

full features — include most or all of the songs in the film

smaller features —  selected songs, or available clips


selected individual songs from film musicals:

Roberta (1933): Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Top Hat (1935): Cheek to Cheek


Selected Film Songwriters:

  • Harry Warren
  • George and Ira Gershwin
  • Cole Porter


Harry Warren: selected hits and standards 1928-1946

  • Click on the film title links below to see the features on the songs listed.
  • Where there are no links on the film or the song title, the selected songs will, with one or two exceptions, be found in our Harry Warren feature page; just click on the above feature title, or here.

Music by Harry Warren, words by Al Dubin


42nd Street (film)

  • You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me
  • Shuffle Off to Buffalo
  • Young and Healthy
  • 42nd Street

Gold Diggers of 1933

  • The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money)
  • Shadow Waltz

Footlight Parade

  • Honeymoon Hotel
  • Shanghai Lil

Moulin Rouge (1934) – songs published and recorded in 1933 (See the Harry Warren feature page, here.)

  • The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night
  • Song of Surrender



Twenty Million Sweethearts  (See the Harry Warren feature page, here.)

  • Out For No Good
  • Oh, I Heard, Yes I Heard


Melody for Two


Music by Warren, Words by Johnny Mercer

(see also: Johnny Mercer, part 1: selected hits and standards 1930-39)


Going Places

  • Say It With a Kiss
  • Jeepers Creepers

Hard to GetYou Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby


Words by Johnny Mercer and Al Dubin


Garden of the MoonLove is Where You Find It


Music by Harry Warren, Words by Mack Gordon


Sun Valley Serenade Chattanooga Choo Choo


Iceland There Will Never Be Another You

Orchestra Wives


Diamond Horseshoe

Other Warren compositions with lyrics by Mack Gordon

  • I Had the Craziest Dream (1942) (external link) film: Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
  • My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?) (1943) – film: My Heart Tells Me (1944)
  • You’ll Never Know (1943) -film: Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
  • This Is Always (1946) (external link) – film: Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)


Selected film songs of George and Ira Gerswhin: six standards, composed 1936-37

Shall We Dance (1937)


Cole Porter: selected film songs, 1936 and 1940

Born to Dance (1936): I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Easy to Love

Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) : Begin the Beguine, originally in the Cole Porter musical Jubilee (1935), with book by Moss Hart and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, a show which also introduced Just One of Those Things.


The site has many other clips from musicals and revues from 1929 on, as well as from television variety shows and specials within my year pages (i.e. “hits and/or standards of the year…”) and in other features.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 20:37:38

    I want: nothing could be sweeter; hit the deck 1937


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