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Mother Wore Tights (1947)

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

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Daddy
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Iris
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Mikie
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Bessie
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Grandmother McKinley
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Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson ...
Miss Ridgeway
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Alice Flemmerhammer
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Roy Bivins (as Michael Dunne)
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Grandfather McKinley
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Rosemary Olcott
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Papa
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In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Iris are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In our family dad wore the pants but . . . Mother Wore Tights [Australia Theatrical]

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September 1947 (USA)  »

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Siempre en tus brazos  »

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$2,727,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Reportedly this is Betty Grable's favorite of her movies. See more »

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There's Nothing Like a Song
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey
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Prominent on my all-time movies!!
21 July 1999 | by (Layton, Utah) – See all my reviews

This beautiful treatment of a show business family has become for me THE movie musical memory of my formative years. All cast members provide excellent performances, especially Dan Dailey and Betty Grable, with an unforgettable score that still resonates in my memory. Would love to purchase a copy of this classic for my home film library.


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