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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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Complete credited cast:
Monty Woolley ...
Edgar Brawley
June Haver ...
Mary 'Irish' O'Neill
Dick Haymes ...
Ernest R. Ball
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)
Hoofer (scenes deleted)


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

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Release Date:

30 August 1945 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

En sång, en kyss, en flicka  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1948 with Dick Haynes reprising his film role. See more »


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 »


Belle La Tour: [to Mary] What are you doing in my $85 feathered robe? Take it off!
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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Performed by Dick Haymes
Played often throughout the picture
Also performed by Dick Haymes 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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