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:
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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Did You Know?


"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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Turn Back the Universe (and Give Me Yesterday)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan
Performed by Monty Woolley
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3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hi, There, I recently had a new friend enter my life that I just treasure. He is in quite ill health and likely won't be around too much longer. His brother, also aging and in poor health, sang on the original movie (When Irish Eyes are Smiling). I am not certain what the details are regarding this, only that he sang. Since I heard my friends story, I have been working feverishly to obtain a copy of the movie I could give him to enjoy his brother, who he doesn't get to see too often as they are separated geographically and are both ill and elderly. He has so much love for his brother and I see it come shining through every time I talk with him. I would love nothing more than to give him a copy of this movie that he could enjoy and possibly share with his brother. Does anyone know if it is out on DVD, if so, where the heck I might find it. I've searched the web over, to no avail. I would appreciate anything anyone might be able to offer. Thanks in advance for your help.


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