Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Fred Haviland
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Mae Collins
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Wiley
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Col. Truckee
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Frank Orth ...
McGuiness
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Mrs. Dreiser
Libby Taylor ...
Ida
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De Rochemont
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Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. Despite his egotistical behavior, he manages to woo and win Sally Elliott, one of the more popular songstresses of the day. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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30 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Die Königin vom Broadway  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Don Ameche and George Montgomery were originally considered for the role of Paul Dresser. See more »

Quotes

Paul Dresser: Someday, I'll write a song. And she'll come begging to sing it.
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

THE CONVICT AND THE BIRD
Written by Paul Dresser
Sung by quartet: Gene Ramey, Delos Jewkes, Kenneth Rundquist, Clarence Badger
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Rita Hayworth outshines Victor Mature
16 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Rita Hayworth is charming in this film which has flattering shots of her. She is quite good looking, and if nothing else the film is a masterclass in hair and make-up, lighting, costume and production design. The cinematography is good as well, but it's almost wasted on a mediocre story.

Victor Mature is average in this film, although there are some happy scenes between him and Hayworth. It's good seeing him in Technicolor before 'Samson and Delilah'.

I'm not particularly a Hayworth fan, but she does look beautiful in this film.


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