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Release Date:
29 April 1950 (USA) See more »
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Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

June Haver ... Patricia O'Grady

Gordon MacRae ... Tony Pastor

James Barton ... Dennis O'Grady

S.Z. Sakall ... Miklos 'Mike' Teretzky (as Cuddles Sakall)

Gene Nelson ... Doug Martin

Sean McClory ... James Moore

Debbie Reynolds ... Maureen O'Grady

Marcia Mae Jones ... Katie O'Grady (as Marsha Jones)

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Murphy

Virginia Lee ... Virginia Lee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chet Brandenburg ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Pretty Girl (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Rough Stagehand with Hook (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Amateur Night Audience (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Stagehand (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Ed Powers - Bartender (uncredited)
Joel Friedkin ... Doctor (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Stage Hand (uncredited)

Creighton Hale ... Well-Wisher at Dressing Room Party (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ... Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Joe, Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Loud Man in Audience (uncredited)
Kendall Kapps ... Harry - Comic Actor (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Policeman (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Christmas Tree Delivery Man (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Well-Wisher at Dressing Room Christmas Party (uncredited)
Baron James Lichter ... Duke - Piano Player (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Sergeant (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Policeman at Parade (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Well-wisher at Dressing Room Christmas Party (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Well-Wisher at Dressing Room Christmas Party (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Drugstone Messenger (uncredited)
Oscar O'Shea ... Mr. Flannigan (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Waiter (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... El Fumo Cigar Pitchman (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Man Tipping Hat (uncredited)

Scott Seaton ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Irene Seidner ... Mama Teretzky (uncredited)

Charles Sherlock ... Amateur Night Heckler (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Man with Pail of Beer (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Amateur Night Heckler (uncredited)
Glen Turnbull ... Hoffer (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Man in Audience (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Writing credits
Jack Rose (screenplay) &
Melville Shavelson (screenplay) &
Peter Milne (screenplay)

Jack Rose (story) &
Melville Shavelson (story)

Produced by
William Jacobs .... producer
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
Art Direction by
Douglas Bacon 
Set Decoration by
Ben Bone 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Best 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Edwin Allen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tillie Starriett .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lee White .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ben L. Goldman .... assistant props (uncredited)
Harry Goldman .... props: Prinz unit (uncredited)
Lyle B. Reifsnider .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
William C. McGann .... special effects director (as William McGann)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Burkett .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine .... best boy (uncredited)
Durward Graybill .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Hill .... camera technician (uncredited)
Harry Marsh .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Davidson .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Robert O'Dell .... wardrobe: Prinz unit (uncredited)
Roe Ramsey .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Ted Schultz .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Robert L. Swanson .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
David Buttolph .... music adaptor
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
M.K. Jerome .... music: songs
Frank Perkins .... orchestrator
Jack Scholl .... lyricist: songs
Bonnie Lou Williams .... singing voice: June Haver (uncredited)
Other crew
Mitchell Kovaleski .... technicolor color director
LeRoy Prinz .... numbers staged and directed by
Fred Applegate .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Shirley Clark .... stand-in: June Haver (uncredited)
Eddie Graham .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Ralph Huston .... publicist (uncredited)
Alma Maison .... stand-in: Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)
Eddie Prinz .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe .... stand-in: Sean McClory (uncredited)
Ann Urcan .... stand-in: Marsha Jones (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:S | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #14001)

Did You Know?

James Barton (Dennis O'Grady) was an actual vaudeville song and dance man before breaking into movies.See more »
Movie Connections:
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Debbie's first big role in a typical 50's musical, 2 June 2014
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Pleasant, light headed nonsense still has its pleasures. Chief among them is Gordon MacRae singing beautifully and so handsome. He really should have been at MGM with the Freed unit to take advantage of his gifts, Warners never had the quality productions his talent deserved.

Even though made on loan-out to Warners this was made at the height of 20th Century Fox's big push to make June Haver the new Betty Grable. June had a pleasing way about her, sang and danced adequately but didn't have the punch of Grable nor the vulnerability or flesh impact of the girl who would replace her within a couple of years, Marilyn Monroe. She's serviceable in the lead but not memorable.

Debbie Reynolds in her first featured part is pert and bursting with her special brand of energy. Her role is small but even with that she registers on screen in a way Haver never does. A good illustration of star quality and the lack of it in one film. Gene Nelson stands out in the dance department although he is made to look ridiculous in some awful costumes but his footwork compensates.

The rest of the cast all perform well and the film is loaded with color but it's all a bunch of malarkey.

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