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Mother Wore Tights (1947)

 |  Musical  |  September 1947 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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...
Daddy
Mona Freeman ...
Iris
Connie Marshall ...
Mikie
Vanessa Brown ...
Bessie
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...
Grandmother McKinley
...
Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson ...
Miss Ridgeway
Anabel Shaw ...
Alice Flemmerhammer
Stephen Dunne ...
Roy Bivins (as Michael Dunne)
George Cleveland ...
Grandfather McKinley
Veda Ann Borg ...
Rosemary Olcott
Sig Ruman ...
Papa
Lee Patrick ...
Lil
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Storyline

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 Miriam 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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Musical

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Release Date:

September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siempre en tus brazos  »

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Budget:

$2,727,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Reportedly this is Betty Grable's favorite of her movies. See more »

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Edited into My Blue Heaven (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Swinging Down the Lane
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Mona Freeman (dubbed by Imogene Lynn), 'Robert Arthur (I)' and chorus
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delightful movie, sort of corny story,great song & dance, made me smile!
22 August 2000 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

dan daily did such a good job of dancing and had the ability to make you feel the part. betty grable was her delightful self. loved the music. these were the days when movies were entertaining and you left the theater feeling good!!


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