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Release Date:
30 July 1949 (USA) See more »
This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver)... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
June Haver ... Marilyn Miller

Ray Bolger ... Jack Donahue

Gordon MacRae ... Frank Carter

Charles Ruggles ... Caro 'Pop' Miller
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mama Miller
Lee Wilde ... Claire Miller
Lyn Wilde ... Ruth Miller
Dick Simmons ... Henry Doran

S.Z. Sakall ... Shendorf
Walter Catlett ... Walter Catlett

George Zoritch ... Ballet Specialty
Oleg Tupine ... Ballet Specialty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Producer (uncredited)

Joy Barlow ... Brunette (uncredited)
Janet Barrett ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Barry Bernard ... British Stage Manager (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... St. Clair - Actor in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (uncredited)
Harry Brown ... Joe, Piano Player (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Mr. Beeman (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Wilkins (uncredited)
Phyllis Coates ... Rosie (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Heckler (uncredited)
Marlo Dwyer ... Mitzi (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Firstnighter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman in Billingsley's Waiting Room (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Producer William Taylor (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Ned (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... C.D. Billingsley (uncredited)
William Gould ... Producer (uncredited)
Esther Howard ... Mrs. Moffitt (uncredited)
Robin Hughes ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Frank Jaquet ... Producer (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... Express Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Bill, Stage Hand (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Young Fop (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Will Rogers Jr. ... Will Rogers (uncredited)
Paul Stanton ... Mr. Hoffman - Show Director (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Society Woman Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Society Man Theater Goer (uncredited)
Leo White ... Christmas Party Guest (uncredited)
Lillian Yarbo ... Violet (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Writing credits
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) &
Henry Ephron (screenplay) and
Marian Spitzer (screenplay)

Bert Kalmar (from a story by) and
Harry Ruby (from a story by)

Produced by
William Jacobs .... producer
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley  (as Peverell Marley)
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
Art Direction by
John Hughes 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Best 
Makeup Department
Bill Cooley .... makeup artist
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Louis Baum .... production manager (as Lou Baum)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (as Phil Quinn)
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Owen .... gaffer
Ray Ramsey .... camera operator
Jack Woods .... still photographer
Warren Yaple .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Frank Perkins .... orchestrator
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bonnie Lou Williams .... singing voice: June Haver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jean Baker .... script supervisor
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
106 min | West Germany:95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Joan Leslie was originally considered for the Marilyn Miller role before June Haver was cast.See more »
Anachronisms: When Marilyn Miller returns to New York from London in 1914, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are seen on the New York skyline. These were not built until the 1920s (the Empire State was finished and opened in 1931).See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful music, 12 February 2012
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Colorful but with only a cursory acquaintance with the actual facts of Marilyn Miller's life this is an enjoyable musical but worthless as biography.

June Haver is sunny and beautiful as the legendary star but misses giving any real sense of who she was. Charlie Ruggles and Rosemary DeCamp do what they can with thinly written roles as her parents and S. Z. Sakall does his usual charming sputtering and cheek slapping.

Gordon McRae, portraying perhaps the one character with any semblance to reality, Frank Carter, Miller's first husband sings wonderfully as always. The real standout is Ray Bolger who manages to inject some real feeling into his part and gets to showcase his talents well.

A very prettied up version of the facts this still is chock full of great songs well performed and on that basis a good show.

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