Now this is definitely a 'proper' musical.
It's Dickie Attenborough's 1985 interpretation of the classic Broadway show about Broadway. Michael Douglas and Terrence Mann try to recruit the ideal chorus lineup from amongst a motley crew of hopefuls.
The film is packed with sassy and heartbreaking numbers, as we dig further and further into the lives of the wannabes.
But this extraordinary performance by Alyson Reed as Cassie, the director's old flame, that is the standout performance: