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Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father isn't too happy with their puppy-love, since Richard always share his revolutionary ideas with her. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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M-G-M's Great American Musical!

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16 April 1948 (USA)  »

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Ah, Wilderness!  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Three deleted Harry Warren-Ralph Blane songs are featured on the 2004 soundtrack CD from Rhino Handmade: "Never Again," sung by Frank Morgan and Agnes Moorehead; "Wish I Had a Braver Heart," sung by Gloria DeHaven; and "Omar and the Princess," sung by Mickey Rooney and Miss DeHaven in an elaborate Persian fantasy sequence. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "Stanley Steamer" segment Richard Miller (Mickey Rooney) lights the burner in the steamer then gets in and drives away accompanied by several explosions from under the hood. A Stanley Steamer took several minutes to develop steam and could not be driven immediately, also there was nothing under the hood but a burner and a boiler neither of which would cause explosions of the type shown. See more »

Quotes

Richard Miller: Mankind was better off when lived in the Dark Ages. When everybody went around naked!
Uncle Sid: Well, maybe so. But today it might interfere with your social life.
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Version of Oi nuoruus (1963) See more »

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Omar (And The Princess)
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Out-take: Performed by Mickey Rooney and Gloria DeHaven
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An unusual way of doing something old
17 February 2002 | by (Watervliet, NY USA) – See all my reviews

The play on which it was based was a piece of homey Americana and this version continues that. True Mickey Rooney sometimes overacts but he is a real personality and believable. The idea of singing some of the speeches is what's unusual and I believe it works. It sets this film apart from the rest. I always felt the bar room scene was almost a different play and it's done well especially by M. Maxwell. Have you noticed that her hat and dress changes color depending on how Mickey sees her in that scene?


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