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. This film is also the first major role for Debbie Reynolds (Maureen O'Grady). Written by
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References A Hare Grows in Manhattan
Music by Albert Gumble
Lyrics by Al Bryan
Played briefly on piano at rehearsal
Also performed by June Haver
, Gene Nelson
Also danced by James Barton See more