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Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

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

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Complete credited cast:
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Edgar Brawley
June Haver ...
Mary 'Irish' O'Neill
Dick Haymes ...
Ernest R. Ball
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Al Jackson
Beverly Whitney ...
Lucille Lacey
Maxie Rosenbloom ...
Stanley Ketchel
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)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Belle La Tour: [to Mary] What are you doing in my $85 feathered robe? Take it off!
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Soundtracks

Mother Machree
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball and Chauncey Olcott
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung by a chorus during the opening scene
Also performed by Blanche Thebom
Also performed in the finale
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Not too accurate, but full of good music
5 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This biography of Ernest Ball has numerous historical inaccuracies but none are serious enough to detract from the music. Dick Haymes was a popular singer in the 1940s and appeared in several movies without ever achieving movie-star status. June Haver is beautiful and has several good numbers. Monty Woolley is very good in a semi-comedic role and Anthony Quinn makes a good foil for him. The story tends to drag in spots, but there is enough good music to make watching worth while. The songs include "Boy Of Mine", "Bessie With The Bustle" and (of course) "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". Watch it for the music and don't worry all that much about the story.


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