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Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

 -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  30 July 1949 (USA)
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

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Caro 'Pop' Miller
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Mama Miller
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Claire Miller
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way to Broadway stardom, frequently in company with her mentor, dancer Jack Donahue (Ray Bolger). Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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30 July 1949 (USA)  »

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Joan Leslie was originally considered for the Marilyn Miller role before June Haver was cast. See more »

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In the opening framing sequence, late-1940's model cars are seen in the background as the camera shows the theater where Marilyn Miller is going to star in a revival of "Sally." Marilyn Miller died in 1936. See more »

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Oh! Susanna
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Music by Stephen Foster
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I agree with everything Mr. Navarro said, except....
24 September 2004 | by (The Garden State, NJ) – See all my reviews

Judy Garland's brief appearance in Till The Clouds Roll By as Marilyn Miller far outshines Ms. Haver's portrayal of Marilyn Miller. What a pity Ms. Garland couldn't be loaned out to Warner's to add some class to this otherwise paper-thin biopic. And what a treat it would've been to seen Judy and Ray Bolger together again on the silver screen, although I'm not sure if there would've been any chemistry between her and Gordon MacRae, whose stiff and lifeless performance is reminiscent of those given by Nelson Eddy in the 30's and 40's. And finally, I can't understand why Warner Brothers left off Ms. Miller's attempt to make it sound pictures. One of their biggest musical hits of 1929 was the film version of Sally, but their quick follow-up Sunny bombed.


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