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Where's Charley? (1952)

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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." ... 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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Release Date:

24 October 1952 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

La marraine de Charley  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway production opened at the St. James Theater on October 11, 1948 and ran for 792 performances. Ray Bolger Allyn Ann McLerieand Horace Cooper reprised their roles in the movie version. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Sunday-Night Play: Charley's Aunt (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

THE NEW ASHMOLEAN MARCHING SOCIETY AND STUDENTS' CONSERVATORY BAND
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by the Ensemble
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25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to see this film while a freshman in college the year it was released. Having always enjoyed musical theater I loved the movie. Unfortunately I never got to see it again until it showed up once on television about thirty years ago. By that time I had the British original cast recording with Norman Wisdom so I knew the songs and found it even more fun. Then we saw a Ray Bolger nightclub act and I got to speak with him afterward. His "Once in Love With Amy" was the high point of his act as it was in the Broadway show. In the movie he repeats his famous interaction with an audience during that number as he did on the stage. According to Cy Feuer it was that number and that interaction that made the show a hit. I agree that this movie is part of show business history and should be available on DVD.


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