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Castle in the Air (1952)

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (original title)
Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

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Billy Daniels
Charlotte Austin ...
Cathy Blake
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Phil Young
Ida Moore ...
Martha Blake
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Tobias aka Toby
Barbara Whiting ...
Suzy Milligan
Ross Ford ...
Elliott Livermore
Arthur Space ...
Joe Brady
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Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

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Up-in-the-clouds fun in an out-of-this-world musical

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September 1952 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Bubble, Bubble, Bubble
Written by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
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Hollywood Back Then
11 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While MGM was producing immortal big-budget musicals in Culver City, the producer Johnny Taps was churning out low-budget very forgettable "B" features like this 1952 one for Harry Cohn at the Columbia Pictures studio on Gower Street. Very pretty Charlotte Austin, the daughter of crooner Gene, is the star and never quite pulls it off the role. (Her career as a leading lady was short-lived.) Richard Quine, who had been a kid singer in Judy Garland pictures, is the contract director who keeps the silly story moving. (Quine went on to direct many of Kim Novak's early films for the same studio.) Perhaps the only plus is that the picture shows actual Columbia Pictures projection rooms and sound stages, and gives the viewer of feeling of what this famous Hollywood studio looked and felt like back then. Other than that, not much else to recommend other than the chance to see and hear 1950's nightclub performers Frankie Laine and Billy Daniels entertain.


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