The Best Musical Comedies of the 1970s

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The Muppet Movie

1979    James Frawley    Rated G

Adventure    Based-on-Television    Comedy

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Phantom of the Paradise

1974    Brian De Palma    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Musical

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1776

1972    Peter H. Hunt    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Musical

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Superman

1975    Jack Regas    Not Rated

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Theatre    Comedy

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Bugsy Malone

1976    Alan Parker    Rated G

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

1970    Russ Meyer    Rated NC17

Comedy    Exploitation Film    Musical

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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

1977    Jim Henson    Rated G

Animal Picture    Animation    Comedy

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Alice in Wonderland

1976    Bud Townsend    Rated R

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Comedy    Fantasy

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Allegro non troppo

1976    Bruno Bozzetto    Rated PG

Animation    Comedy    Fantasy

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Man of La Mancha

1972    Arthur Hiller    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Musical

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

1970    Vincente Minnelli    Rated G

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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The Magic Flute

1975    Ingmar Bergman    Rated G

Comedy    Fairy Tales and Legends    Fantasy

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Mame

1974    Gene Saks    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Musical

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The Star Wars Holiday Special

1978    Steve Binder    Not Rated

Comedy    Holiday Film    Made-for-Television

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Donkey Skin

1970    Jacques Demy    Not Rated

Comedy    Fairy Tales and Legends    Fantasy

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ABBA: The Movie

1977    Lasse Hallström    Rated G

Comedy    Concert Film    Musical

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The Boy Friend

1971    Ken Russell    Rated G

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Movie, Movie

1978    Stanley Donen    Rated PG

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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A Little Night Music

1977    Harold Prince    Rated PG

Comedy    Drama    Musical

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