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Lillian Russell (1940)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 24 May 1940 (USA)
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

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Edward Solomon
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Alexander Moore
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The Famous J.L.
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Tony Pastor
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Grandma Leonard
Dorothy Peterson ...
Cynthia Leonard
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Charles K. Leonard
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William Gilbert
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Edna McCauley
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Arthur Sullivan (as Claude Allister)
Joe Weber ...
Himself (as Weber)
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Himself (as Fields)
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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

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A Bela Lillian Russell  »

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"The Last Rose of Summer" (a traditional Irish folk song), sung by Alice Faye, was cut from the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Adored One
(1940)
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Don Ameche (uncredited)
Also sung by Alice Faye (uncredited)
In the score as background music often
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Lush, overproduced Bio-Pic
8 December 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

I mostly agree what the others have said about "Lillian Russell", dullest biographical film ever made but Alice Faye is beautiful. "Lillian Russell" is lush, sweet but overly sentimental biography of the famous stage singer through her affairs with Edward Salomon (Don Ameche) and Alexander Moore (Henry Fonda). I'm a big Alice Faye fan and though "Lillian Russell" is throughly unexciting, I kept watching it because of Faye's presence. Her singing was a big plus.


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