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The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 29 April 1950 (USA)
Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

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June Haver ...
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Tony Pastor
James Barton ...
Dennis O'Grady
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Miklos 'Mike' Teretzky (as Cuddles Sakall)
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Doug Martin
Sean McClory ...
James Moore
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Maureen O'Grady
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Katie O'Grady (as Marsha Jones)
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Mrs. Murphy
Virginia Lee ...
Virginia Lee
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Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his wife's early demise. Thus he doesn't want his daughters involved in any way with performing arts, so when she falls for a performer, successful Tony Pastor, their love faces a challenge from dad. As might be expected, there are some complications, but there is finally acceptance and reunion as father and daughter reconcile by the end of the movie. Thirteen songs and eight dances surround the dialog in this comedy/ musical. Film also is the first major role for Debbie Reynolds (Maureen O'Grady). Written by horacep

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She's the Words and Music in All America's Heart!

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29 April 1950 (USA)  »

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A Filha de Rosie O'Grady  »

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Speaking debut of Debbie Reynolds; she had been in June Bride (1948) previously, but without dialogue. See more »

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References A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947) See more »

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The Thunderer
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the parade at the beginning
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2 May 2004 | by (LOUISVILLE, KY) – See all my reviews

Nobody can sing a song like Gordon MacRae. If you like nothing else about the movie it is worth the time just to hear him sing. I think the movie was really good. It takes you back to a time that no longer exist and it has a good story line too. June Haver is beautiful and one of the best for song and dance. She and Gene Nelson trip the light fantastic in several numbers. I think they are just fun to watch. I may be a little over the top for some of you but one of my passions are the old musicals. Then you add in Debbie Reynolds as the cute innocent little sister and the movie just keeps getting better.

I have never seen a movie that S.Z. Sakall was in that wasn't very funny. He is without a doubt one of my very favorite actors. He made appearances in so many of the old musicals and as always was great. He and James Barton who played Dennis O'Grady were really good together. All in all if you like old musicals you should love this one. I just wish they would blow off the dust and get this one out on DVD, soon!


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