I recently rewatched Pennies From Heaven and was reminded of its sheer awesomeness. Gee, I love a depressing musical. For those who haven't seen it, Steve Martin plays a Depression era song salesman who, to escape from a bleak reality, frequently lets his imagination run wild in the form of thirties style musical numbers. In fact, most of the characters give in to their musical based imaginations. Basically, this movie is a Depression era Brazil with Busby Berkley musical numbers. Pennies From Heaven was really a comment on the disconnect between the optimistic movie fare of thirties and the miserable lives of the audiences for these films. I don't need to write much more, however. If you're wondering whether you should see this picture, just watch this clip.
What the hell. Here's another clip, this one sans Walken.
[Side note: I generally don't even care for musicals, so the fact that I like this movie, sure says something.]