From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." ... See full summary »

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From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." Notable mainly for Frank Loesser's score and Ray Bolger's spectacular dance to "Once in Love with Amy."

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The Laugh 'n' Song Sensation of the Show World! See more »

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24 October 1952 (Finland)  »

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Ray Bolger won Broadway's 1949 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Where's Charley?," a part he recreated in the film version. See more »

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Version of Charley's Aunt (1938) See more »

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MY DARLING, MY DARLING
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Ray Bolger and Mary Germaine
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17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can someone please explain to me why this delightful film has never been released on DVD or VHS? Does it have something to do with securing the rights? Just curious to see if anyone knows the answer. This is one of Bolger's best films, and also a rare starring role for Allyn McLerie. So sad that she never quite made it to stardom. Other than this film, I've seen her in "Calamity Jane" and "Desert Song". Although relegated to supporting roles in both, she was wonderful. I especially enjoy her Katie Brown in the latter. Like one of the other commenters, I have always wondered why she never really became a "star". Please, whomever is keeping this film from being released, let the public once again enjoy this wonderful film.


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