For those looking for some classic dance films, here's are ranked list of the top dance movies of the 1940s. Among the best 40s dance movies you'll find here are Fantasia, featuring dancing elephants; classic ballet/horror film The Red Shoes; and three Judy Garland classics Meet Me In St. Louis, Me and My Gal, and Easter Parade. Also on this list of 40s dance films you’ll find timeless classics Yankee Doodle Dandy (the musical biography of George M. Cohen), Cover Girl (with Rita Hayworth) and Holiday Inn (featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire).
So, which of the movies on this list of good dance movies from the 40s put the moves on you? Vote up the top ‘40s dance movies that you love the most, and feel free to add any films that aren't already on the list.
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Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, T. Hee, Ford BeebeFantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Michael CurtizYankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 American biographical musical film about George M. Cohan, known... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Mark SandrichHoliday Inn is a 1942 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Vincente MinnelliMeet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: William A. SeiterYou Were Never Lovelier is a 1942 Hollywood musical romantic comedy film set in Buenos Aires.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Charles VidorCover Girl is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: George SidneyBathing Beauty is a 1944 musical starring Red Skelton, Basil Rathbone and Esther Williams and... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Walter LangMoon Over Miami is a 1941 Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang, with Betty Grable... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: H. C. PotterWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial
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Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
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