Tap! Filmography - Donald O'Connor

by bderoes-12985 | created - 03 Dec 2017 | updated - 04 Dec 2017 | Public

from Appendix B of Tap! The greatest tap dance stars and their stories, 1900-1955 by Rusty Frank, published 1990

"From the 1920s-1950s, there were very few musical films made that did not have tap dancing in some form. This appendix concentrates on "featured" tap dancers - solo, and groups."

Extracted from the larger list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027794353/

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Donald O'Connor (1925–2003)

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1. On Your Toes (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Music, Comedy

A young hoofer quits vaudeville to become a composer and hooks up with a Russian ballet troupe.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Vera Zorina, Eddie Albert, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

Votes: 181

Donald O'Connor

2. Get Hep to Love (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Orphan prodigy singer runs away from her oppressive aunt and tricks a rural couple into adopting her.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor, Jane Frazee, Robert Paige

Votes: 39

Jivin' Jaclcs and Jills, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

3. Give Out, Sisters (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a telegram to The Flamingo Club where the Andrews Sisters (The Andrews Sisters) and Bob Edwards' Orchestra are appearing. Peggy learns that the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Laverne Andrews, Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Grace McDonald

Votes: 42

Dan Dailey, Jivin' Jacks and Jills, Grace McDonald, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

4. It Comes Up Love (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Victoria Peabody (Gloria Jean) and her younger sister, Constance (Mary Lou Harrington), go to New York City to live with with their father, Tom Peabody (Ian Hunter). The two girls become ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Gloria Jean, Ian Hunter, Donald O'Connor, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 24

Gloria Jean, Jivin' Jack and Jills, Donald O'Connor

5. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Dick Foran

Votes: 361

Jivin' Jacks and Jills, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

6. What's Cookin' (1942)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Music

A group of entertainers visit the home of a radio singer to try to get her to book them on her show.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews

Votes: 37

Jivin' Jacks and Jills, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Susan "Tag-a-long" Levine

7. When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942)

74 min | Comedy, Musical

War hero Johnny Kovacs works with his superiors to hide from a star crossed lover while on leave and falls in love while living at a boarding house.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Allan Jones, Jane Frazee, Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor

Votes: 44

Four Step Brothers, Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

8. Mister Big (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Music

At the Davis School of the Theatre, run by Jeremy Taswell, where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley and Alice Taswell are in love. The students, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, Robert Paige

Votes: 54

Jivin' Jacks and Jills, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

9. Top Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

Musical in which a family puts on a show to boost the morale of the local factory workers.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Lillian Gish, Richard Dix

Votes: 41

Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

10. Bowery to Broadway (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maria Montez, Jack Oakie, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey

Votes: 48

Jack Oakie, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

11. Chip Off the Old Block (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Music

The son of a strict Navy officer falls for the daughter of a musical-comedy star.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Ann Blyth, Helen Vinson

Votes: 41

Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

12. Follow the Boys (1944)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins | Stars: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Grace McDonald, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 364

Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

13. The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Jimmie Monahan's father is absent to aid the war effort, young Jimmie works hard to lift his family's spirits. Finding he has a dancing and musical talent he organizes a show at the nearby aircraft plant to raise morale.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth

Votes: 67

Jack Oakie, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

14. This Is the Life (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

18-year-old Angela, reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy, receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Peggy Ryan, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 37

Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

15. Patrick the Great (1945)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

Talented youngster Pat Donahue is working in the Berkshires. He learns of a great part in New York City and auditions. But after winning the role he finds out it was originally intended for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Frances Dee, Donald Cook

Votes: 29

Jivin' Jacks and Jills, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan

16. Something in the Wind (1947)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor, John Dall, Charles Winninger

Votes: 373

Donald O'Connor

17. Are You with It? (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart, Lew Parker

Votes: 69


18. Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

A fast-talking salesman is "kidnapped" by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Penny Edwards

Votes: 125

Louis DaPron, Donald O'Connor

19. Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about over playing football.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Joshua Shelley

Votes: 63

Donald O'Connor

20. The Milkman (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy

Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie, Joyce Holden

Votes: 179

Donald O'Connor

21. Double Crossbones (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery

Votes: 211

Donald O'Connor

22. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 204,684 | Gross: $8.82M

Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

23. Call Me Madam (1953)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Votes: 1,105

Vera-Ellen, Donald O'Connor

24. I Love Melvin (1953)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Melvin, a photographer for Look magazine, meets Judy and he wants to marry her. Her father is against that and as a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue, a task easier said than done.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Una Merkel, Richard Anderson

Votes: 704

Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

25. Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

World War II veteran Clarence "Jigger" Millard forms a band with several other former GIs. The band fails to take off and he is forced to join a minstrel show headed by Colonel Wallace. He soon falls for Wallace's niece Chris Hall.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Lori Nelson

Votes: 103

Janet Leigh, Donald O'Connor

26. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 5,159

Dan Dailey, Donald O'Conner

27. Anything Goes (1956)

106 min | Musical

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire, Mitzi Gaynor

Votes: 808


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