Movies like Pennies from Heaven

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Pennies from Heaven
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's already married to the somewhat drab Joan, when he meets school teacher Eileen in a music store, he falls in love with her.
Style: surreal, stylized, dark humor, serious, atmospheric, realistic, lyrical, gloomy, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: dance, dancing, couple relations, adultery, innocence lost, music, murder, bank, down on your luck, showbiz, store, love and romance, creativity, couples, hip hop, infidelity, nudity (topless - notable), destructive relationship, runaway, fantasy world, prostitution, song, marriage, teacher, rock and roll ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, england, chicago illinois
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Cabaret
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Moulin Rouge!
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Australia, USA
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One from the Heart
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Duration: 107 min.
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