Equally at home writing for Broadway and Hollywood, among the movie musical classics with scores by Irving Berlin are Top Hat, Follow The Fleet, On The Avenue, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas and There's No Business Like Show Business. His songs have provided memorable moments in dozens of other films.
THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954)
"A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Lazy," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and more.
This tuneful Irving Berlin musical depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly (Ethel Merman) and Terry (Dan Dailey) Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues.
WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)
"Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Snow," "The Old Man," "White Christmas" and more.
Irving Berlin's songs and dances are performed by two happy couples who discover that love, romance and a Christmas Eve snowfall make everyone's dreams come true.
EASTER PARADE (1948)
"A Couple of Swells," "It Only Happens When I Dance with You," "Shaking the Blues Away," "Steppin' Out with My Baby" and more.
Fred Astaire plays one half of a dance team who is ditched by his partner. Deciding he can make a star out of anyone he wants, he chooses a lowly chorus girl (Judy Garland) as his new partner.
BLUE SKIES (1946)
"A Couple of Song-and-Dance Men," "How Deep Is the Ocean," "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song" and more.
Dancing star Jed Potter and singer/nightclub owner Johnny Adams are both in love with songstress Mary O'Hara. She marries Johnny, but his passion for buying and selling nightclubs drives them apart. So Jed steps in, hoping to win Mary's heart - until fate steps in and changes the lives of all three.
HOLIDAY INN (1942)
"I'll Capture Your Heart Singing," "Plenty to Be Thankful For," "White Christmas," "You’re Easy to Dance With" and more.
Bing Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Fred Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.
SECOND FIDDLE (1939)
"An Old-Fashioned Tune Always Is New," "Back to Back," "I Poured My Heart into a Song," "When Winter Comes" and more.
Deborah and Charles, young executives at the thriving Pontifex Advertising Agency, are very much in love. Deborah is recognised by her employers as the most brilliant TV executive in the country, while Charles is regarded as "thoroughly reliable." But there is one hard-and-fast rule at the agency: the board of directors will not allow any married women on their staff; as soon as a girl marries, she must resign!
"Carefree," "Change Partners," "I Used to Be Color Blind," "Since They Turned Loch Lomond into Swing" and more.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers team up in the story of a psychiatrist who falls in love with one of his patients.
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND (1938)
"A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "Heat Wave" and more.
Set in the early 1900s, Irving Berlin's masterpiece follows the highs and lows of San Francisco aristocrat Roger Grant, who changes his name to Alexander and leads a band with a whole new sound - swing! As Grant meets with musical successes and failures, he also conducts an on-again, off-again love affair with Stella Kirby, his lead singer.
ON THE AVENUE (1937)
"Cheek to Cheek," "He Ain't Got Rhythm," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Slumming on Park Avenue," "This Year's Kisses" and more.
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake (Dick Powell) shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi (Madeleine Carroll) sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick (Alice Faye).
FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936)
"Get Thee Behind Me, Satan," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Let Yourself Go," "We Saw the Sea" and more.
This Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers vehicle sees Astaire play Bake Baker, a new recruit in the Navy who comes to the rescue of sisters Sherry and Harriet Hillard.
TOP HAT (1935)
"Cheek to Cheek," "Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?," "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)," "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" and more.
Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) receives an inexplicably haughty response from Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) when he attempts to woo her, but that's because she has mistaken him for her friend's husband.
REACHING FOR THE MOON (1930)
"Reaching for the Moon," and "When the Folks High Up Do the Mean Low-Down."
All aboard for this light-hearted, romantic musical-comedy starring Douglas Fairbanks as a hard-nosed Wall Street business tycoon who has no time for nor appreciation of love until he meets the beautiful aviatrix, Vivian Benton (Bebe Daniels). With the aid of his ever-loyal manservant, the awkward businessman learns the secrets of wooing, and even takes a spiked 'love potion' to help him in his amorous quest.
"(Across the Breakfast Table) Looking at You," "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" and more.
Al Jolson plays the star of a touring minstrel show who falls in love with a fellow performer- but sadly her affections lie elsewhere. A murder backstage puts Jolson in the spotlight.
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ (1930)
"Alice in Wonderland," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "With You," and more.
Harry Richman and Joan Bennett star in this tale of an entertainer who hits the big time, but when his success goes to his head, things begin to go awry.
"Swanee Shuffle" and "Waiting at the End of the Road."
Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke (Daniel L. Haynes), a poor cotton farmer. He succumbs to the temptations of Chick (Nina Mae McKinney), a mercenary honky-tonk girl, finds salvation in religion, and falls again when his obsession for Chick overpowers his better self.