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My Wild Irish Rose (1947)

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The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Morgan ...
Chauncey Olcott
Rose Donovan
John Donovan
Nick Popolis
'Duke' Muldoon
Sara Allgood ...
Mrs. Brennan
Ben Blue ...
William Scanlon
Don McGuire ...
Terry O'Rourke
Charles Irwin ...
Paul Stanton ...
Augustus Piton
George Cleveland ...
Captain Brennan
Clifton Young ...
Joe Brennan
Oscar O'Shea ...
Pat Daly


The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his true love Rose Donovan and stage star Lillian Russell, who wants to make him a star. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Biography | Musical


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Release Date:

27 December 1947 (USA)  »

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My Wild Irish Rose  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alexis Smith was considered for a leading role. See more »


During the fight in the apartment, a wide shot shows a bad guy getting punched, sent across the room, and crashing into a small table, demolishing it. The very next shot shows the table once more intact and untouched until the same bad guy crashes into it again. See more »


My Wild Irish Rose
(1899) (uncredited)
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Played during the opening credits and often throughout the picture
Sung at the end by Dennis Morgan
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My Mild Irish Rose
24 March 2011 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Maybe since I'm Irish I was expecting too much. I thought that with the list of songs there would be lots of Irish music and singing - you know, a St. Patrick's Day type musical atmosphere. Instead, I got a great deal of fictitious storyline about a turn-of-the-last-century Irishman who made good. Many of the listed songs were background or incidental to the plot. It was only towards the end of the picture that they got around to singing a few of those gorgeous Irish songs I know.

No complaints with the cast, although with affable, uncharismatic Dennis Morgan as the lead it had the feel of a 'B' musical. Arlene Dahl is a nice ball of fluff but a barely passable actress, but the real surprise was William Frawley in what must be one of his best roles. Lots of other recognizable supporters were on hand - Sara Allgood, George Cleveland, George Tobias among others.

It was nicely mounted and the DVD I had was of good quality. I was just disappointed with the amount of dialogue as opposed to time spent on the music.

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