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Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

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A tunefull account of the life of Ernest R. Ball, composer of many popular Irish songs, including the title's.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monty Woolley ...
Edgar Brawley
June Haver ...
Mary 'Irish' O'Neill
Dick Haymes ...
Ernest R. Ball
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Al Jackson
Beverly Whitney ...
Lucille Lacey
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Stanley Ketchel (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
Veda Ann Borg ...
Belle La Tour
Clarence Kolb ...
Leo Betz
Leonard Warren ...
Opera Singer
Blanche Thebom ...
Opera Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Mostovoy ...
Pawnbroker (scenes deleted)
Ray Walker ...
Hoofer (scenes deleted)
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A tunefull account of the life of Ernest R. Ball, composer of many popular Irish songs, including the title's.

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30 August 1945 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

En sång, en kyss, en flicka  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 11, 1946 with June Haver and Dick Haymes reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

In playing the piano while singing "Boy Of Mine", you can see a wedding ring on Dick Haymes hand. He was married to Joanne Dru at the time the movie was being filmed. See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure They Call It Ireland)
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan
Performed by Leonard Warren
Also performed by a vocal quartet in the finale
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Exhausting Biography of Ernest Ball
29 November 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Yet another musical biography of a famous songwriter. I saw "Irish Eyes are Smiling" only for the music and the beautiful June Haver but I didn't think it would turn out to be this dull and exhausting. "Irish Eyes" is one of the most laughably boring biographies ever made.

It is the same reaction I had with Haver's later musical, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"(1947): the Technicolor, the lavish sets and musical numbers are not without merit but the story is frustratingly hollow. It lacks strength and a sense of direction.


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