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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
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Mary 'Irish' O'Neill
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Ernest R. Ball
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Al Jackson
Beverly Whitney ...
Lucille Lacey
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Stanley Ketchel
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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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1.37 : 1
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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

Dear Little Boy of Mine
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan
Performed by Dick Haymes
Also performed by Blanche Thebom in the finale
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Grand production values but empty film
22 November 2000 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Long before the computer age, Fox understood the find and replace key- they churned out indistinguishable musicals about turn of the century performers and composers that basically had a dumb romantic story line having nothing whatever to do with the events of the subject's life. This is one of the weakest (LILLIAN RUSSELL wins the award for the dullest). There is practically no story at all. Boy sees girl, boy loses girl, boy becomes success, boy finds girl. What is amazing is the amount of money and talent Fox spent on this trifle. Although it only got one Oscar nom (Scoring) deservedly, it certainly deserved others in the categories of Art Direction, Sound and Costumes Design (sadly, the latter category had not yet been invented in 1944). It's entertaining and colorful (beautiful Technicolor design)but there's nothing to it at all. One wonders if one has indeed seen the film after it is over - it is so effervescent, as in fizz.


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