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Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)

In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »

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Fred Fisher aka Alfred Breitenbach
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Anna Breitenbach
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Marie Carle
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Lippy Brannigan
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Ted Held
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Gottfried Steiner
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Warren Jackson ...
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Donald Kerr ...
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Al Klein ...
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In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Wonderful Songs! See more »

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9 January 1950 (Sweden)  »

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Bonequinha Linda  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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According to a Twentieth Century-Fox publicity release in the AMPAS Library, June Haver played piano for the first time onscreen. As a child, Haver won three successive Cincinnati musical contests and had played the Haydn Surprise Symphony with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. See more »

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Referenced in The Ed Wynn Show: Episode #1.27 (1950) See more »

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Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me
Written by Fred Fisher
Sung by uncredited actor
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Oh, You Lovely Picture: 'Beautiful Doll' ***1/2
26 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lively 1949 musical with Mark Stevens and June Haver in the leads. Did Mark do his own singing here?

The film is a tribute to those who wrote light opera and saw their music turned into wonderful vehicles for Tin Pan Alley. Such was the case here with S.Z. Sakall as the impresario.

Interesting to see Charlotte Greenwood in a totally non-singing and non-dancing role in this film.

Sakall tastes a climb from poverty to wealth as Stevens adopts his music to "modern" times. With a guilty conscience for not pursuing his opera, Sakall drops out, but is quickly found.

The tunes sung are delightful.


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